Check out this cool DIY upright bass from Brian (YouTube name, bmiranda2645).  It features a 1x3 plank from a hardware store.  Other parts include:

Views: 4508

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Bloody hell !!!!

That's yet another project for me to do. All  I need is ideas for a crazy drum kit, and I'm a band!!!! Please don't tell my wife.

Denis

I saw a video on you tube where a guy in thailand was playing drums on junk. Bass/kick drum was a box he was sitting on, he had plastic bottles for tom toms, some sheet metal pieces on a stick for a hi hat, some individual pieces of sheet metal for cymbals. Hope that gives you some ideas ;)

p.s. I won't tell your wife if you don't tell mine what I've spent on parts for building these :p

Ingenious and sounds real good !

Very cool! Yeah, I hate it when an eye bolt catches you in the eye!

Yeah I was worried about those eye bolts holding up.

Saw this a while back. I what to use Aluminum channel for mine with real tuners, piezo and a humbucker bass pickup. I get around to it some day.

Probably won't get the hat though.

What innovation :D I have an old yamaha acoustic with a broken neck I'll be converting into an acoustic/electric bass.

If you convert a acoustic guitar to acoustic bass, you may want to use nylon strings. The inside bracing and box are built to different specs.

You could fix the neck and use heavy gauge guitar strings for a light 6 string bass.

I was thinking I'd use the neck through design that way all the stress would be on the hardwood not the thin body. The neck is cracked where it meets the neck brace. Looks like someone once tried to fix it unsuccesfully as it will not stay in tune. I've scavenged parts from the neck for cigar box guitar builds and been wondering what to do with it now. I don't have any big boxes so thought that would make a great bass body.

The acoustic I got a few years ago for really cheap but it's just sat in my closet collecting dust waiting to be repaired. After recently learning to build cigar box guitars I started scavenging parts from it. I was looking at it the other night thinking that would make a great bass!! Since repurposing things is so much more fun... 2 string bass doesn't seem challenging enough so I'm going for four. After seeing Shane Speal play a 2 string guitar I'm building one of those too. Box is selected and strings are waiting, left over from a 3 string build. We can't have strings going to waste no can we ;) I'll document and share pics when I start the bass.

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

Maximum Box Thickness

Started by Shawn Doyle in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Jeff 'Bones' Reilly 10 hours ago. 2 Replies

Viol Build Pics

Started by Greg Turner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Greg Turner 10 hours ago. 3 Replies

String selection

Started by Graeme Jones in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by gary herget yesterday. 7 Replies

String buzz

Started by Robert Bryan in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans on Tuesday. 6 Replies

Viol Build 1b

Started by Greg Turner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Greg Turner on Tuesday. 15 Replies

Floppy Nut Slot

Started by Greg Turner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Greg Turner on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Latest Activity

Downtown Vinnie commented on Derek Rose's video
Thumbnail

Simple Twist of Fate - 6 string CBG

"Exquisitely played, and sang ,Derekovan....Play on!!!"
3 hours ago
Downtown Vinnie commented on Downtown Vinnie's video
Thumbnail

Bass Juice

"Thanks so much ,y'all.Have a great weekend.Just tryin to get my four string chops up for the…"
3 hours ago
Korrigan replied to Robbie's discussion Installing tele adjustable bridge (string through bottom)
"Thanks, but my spelling isn't so great, I meant to type zinc alloy. lol"
3 hours ago
sparky37 commented on Jason Mills's photo
Thumbnail

Michigan Three Stringy

"A fellow Michigander wonderful! Beautiful work, Wow!"
4 hours ago
Greg Mitchell posted a status
"It has been awhile since I last built or posted. But I am back with a few more to show."
4 hours ago
Greg Mitchell posted photos
4 hours ago
Cause the Blue rat replied to Br Harold F Stubbs III's discussion Found on YouTube - Can you play Metal on a Cigar Box Guitar
"this guy is totally legit. He's got some really good advice and reviews on his channel. "
4 hours ago
Cause the Blue rat replied to Jim_in_Tucson's discussion Gibson Guitar may be facing bankruptcy..
"Gibson guitars is caught up in their own mess. They still want to cater to the few who hold on to…"
4 hours ago
Profile IconBrad Schoonmaker, TEEJ, Jack McC and 5 more joined Cigar Box Nation
4 hours ago
Cause the Blue rat replied to Robbie's discussion Installing tele adjustable bridge (string through bottom)
"Sorry Korrigan. I didn't read through the posts before I posted. Just jumped right in the…"
5 hours ago
Jeff 'Bones' Reilly posted photos
5 hours ago
Cause the Blue rat replied to Chuss's discussion Settings Overdrive
"Awesome Chuss! Mojo Mojo has some great dynamics and is one of the best overdrives in it's…"
5 hours ago

Music

Loading…

© 2018   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service