I built myself a new bass

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by nickis thebest, May 13, 2001.

  1. believe it or not this is the first bass ive ever built
    and i built it for only about 2 dollars!

    it features a deluxe duct tape nut, yardstick neck, and shoebox body
    not to mention the deluxe rubber band strings i added myself
  2. cole


    Sep 14, 2000
    how's it sound? rubbery?
  3. Well it looks....umm unique! :p

    So is that the acoustic model?? Any plans for an electric cardboard signature speeeshial????


  4. yes i do plan on making an electric model to better amplify my uniquely rubbery tone

    now if i could only find some pickups that would work on rubber strings...
  5. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Hmmmm... Can you say 'Ashbory'?? Pretty cool bass ya got there nick!

  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Pretty awesome!!!!! If I were you, I'd save it & when you become a famous luthier, hang it in your office!!!! She got a name?
  7. old_skool


    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    how do you tune it?
  8. p0w3rman5ooo


    Aug 27, 2000
    Im guessing its fretless
  9. Hey nick put me on the list when you go into production, you might want to get some sort of headstock on it so Ned Steinberger doesn't sue you.

  10. Hey can we have the "Merlin Signature Series"?? just like my posts, it can be utter $hithouse! :p

  11. Hey man, I work in a shoe shop...fancy becoming business partners?
  12. it's the first fretless ive owned
    i tuned it by untaping the end and pulling the rubber band untill it sounds sorta right and then taping it again
    my first "shoebox special" is named heather

    and when i build my production facilities
    i will hire any talkbassers that want the job before i look anywhere else

    only two jobs requirements:

    know about basses and everyone will have to wear nike shoes and give me the shoeboxes

    but i'll let all the talkbassers have their own signature models
  13. =^..^=


    Jan 25, 2001
    Stuck on a rock !
    I just suprised that the cat didn't jump into the sound hole as soon as you put it down next to it. Mine just loves cardboard boxes.

    What's that ? This is a bass forum and not TalkCat ?
  14. just because i like you i'll sell you the recliner, the bass, and the cat for $10
  15. how punk is THAT?! hah...you got some time on your hands man.
  16. i need a job. does this career plan include car insurance because i need it. and life insurance too.
  17. LiL BaSS DuDe

    LiL BaSS DuDe Guest

    May 15, 2001
    I can get you smaller shoe boxes - my feet a lot smaller :)