"I used a beer cap pick up (a peizo stuck in a beer cap with silicone) and some of that blue removable tacky putty for hanging pictures and just moved it around the body till it sounded best. I don't know how that would work if yours is a solid…"
"I cut and folded tabs on the sides and overlapped the back sheet metal. Then pop riveted it together with silicone between to seal and eliminate rattles. There is a ring rolled into the top. I cut it and tack welded them together."
So I lurk here a lot. I've been wanting to play an upright but won't be forking over the $ to see if I really like it or not. So after looking around and freely stealing ideas off the net. This is what I came up with.…See More
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/See More
"I'm a brand new member, so forgive me if this has been previously mentioned.
If you are converting an AC/DC tube radio, or any line-powered radio without a power transformer, it is very highly recommended that you use an isolation transformer…"
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