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This group is for everyone who has or wants to build their own bass, either standup or other types.Here`s a great site to check out some awesome homemade stand up basses http://ebass.nl/site2/photos/

Members: 95
Latest Activity: Mar 21

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B.O.B. or my Boat Oar Bass

Started by Greg Bement. Last reply by Roy D Durrence Mar 14. 9 Replies

Finished up the build, need to do some final tweaking.  Noticed after I took the pic's that my bridge was out of line.  So please excuse.....  Bridge has two piezo pickups under it, layered in felt.…Continue

I DID IT!

Started by Ragtimelil. Last reply by Ragtimelil Mar 12. 33 Replies

I pretty much butchered the nut but otherwise it was all smooth sailing. Thanks so much for all the help and comments. Seems the intonation is pretty good but the low E may need tweaking. There are…Continue

UBass neck scale

Started by Ragtimelil. Last reply by Ragtimelil Feb 27. 13 Replies

I've just ordered my donor guitar to convert to a Ubass. I don't know what the neck scale is and was wondering if it isn't the same as the ukulele scale could I just remove the frets and play it…Continue

Some interesting basses

Started by Richard Holmes. Last reply by Ragtimelil Jan 25. 2 Replies

Following up a Pinterest picture I came across some very interesting looking upright bass variants. Might be something here to inspire one of you.…Continue

Tags: libellula, bassotto, canotto, bass, upright

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Comment by Alan Davis on March 19, 2014 at 8:04am

My youngest son is amazing at 4,5,6,12 string guitars so I decided to build this to see how much he likes it. I have a feeling that he will be borrowing another guitar from his Dad.

Comment by Ragtimelil on March 18, 2014 at 10:02pm

I just went to YouTube to have a listen. What a sweet sound! I see the attraction!

Comment by Ragtimelil on March 18, 2014 at 9:51pm

Wow again. I'd love to hear what that sounds like.

Comment by Alan Davis on March 18, 2014 at 8:38pm

A bass guitar with long scale guitar strings on it tuned one octave below a guitar.

Comment by Ragtimelil on March 18, 2014 at 8:19pm

Wow. Nice. (what exactly is a piccolo bass?)

Comment by Alan Davis on March 18, 2014 at 7:59pm

Got my first coat of paint on the piccolo bass- did get a couple of small runs that I will have to sand out but no big deal- first time with this kinda paint.

Comment by Alan Davis on March 11, 2014 at 6:53pm

Well I managed to cut down and re-sand a P bass body that was a donation. It will become my Piccolo bass one day soon.

Comment by Greg Bement on January 30, 2014 at 12:36pm

 

Hi all, after finishing all the CBG for grand kids time to work on my boat paddle bass.  So far I have notched and mounted the tuning keys, drill and set in brass collars for the strings to pass through from the back side.  I have two questions/recommendations as to what gauge weed-eater line to use or better to go with true bass strings and there gauge?  Also thinking of using a top of the bridge pickup, any results on those?  Guess that's more then two questions, lol.

Thanks, Greg

Comment by Chuck Cobillas on January 29, 2014 at 8:22pm
Sounds great Lil, be sure to share some pics!
Good Luck!
Comment by Ragtimelil on January 29, 2014 at 7:38am

That is a gorgeous bass, looks and sound. I've decided that I"m going to use a 3/4 size guitar instead of a baritone. I'd like to be able to play acoustic and I'd think the larger sound box would be better. Besides that, I found one that is almost as cheap as the baritone I was looking at. Off to visit family now.....

 

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