Cardboard Upright Bass

Finished build. Strings A-D-G. For more range and to make things special, A-String has extension down to F. Features internal plywood top, which holds up pretty well against string pressure.

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Comment by rain-air on February 3, 2010 at 5:58pm
Hey Dries, welcome aboard!
I think you can see I can't take it out too much in this season. Let's rely on science: there's the issue of back & sides presumably absorbing some energy + rather low string mass = not-so-great acoustic volume. Doesn't hold up well against piano and drums with brushes. But for listeners at a distance of more than 5 meters it should at least blend well with guitars. I think success depends on how spoiled your jam mates are by amplified bass ;-)
It plays like a standard upright, scale lenght = 1,05 m. "Capos" holding down the low string at A- & G-Note would be useful. Another challenging project!
Comment by Basmandries on February 3, 2010 at 10:12am
Man, what a nice piece of work, I just love this bass !
How good is it playable and can it come-up with
for example two accoustic guitars ??

Groet'n
Drieskedaizaikthoeszit
Comment by HOLLOWBELLY on February 3, 2010 at 9:52am
damn-thats nice.
Comment by HENRY LOWMAN on November 23, 2009 at 11:49pm
Sehr SEHR schöne bass! WUNDERBAHR!!!

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