I built a hub cap banjo. It is a bit short on volume. I was thinking about adding a disk piezo under the bridge. Big disk, little disk? Multiples? I'm not sure what sound I'm even looking for.…Continue
Series of recordings/screen casts on Riley's washtub guitar, then my washtub bass, then my walking stick banjo. Apologies for my playing, singing, and the video/sound quality. Just a funny idea I had.
And I have no shame so I'm gonna share
My Dad picked up a small oval washtub at a yard sale and gave it to me. He was a fan of my washtub bass and thought I might do something with it.
My son Riley gets builders credit on this one. He had been wanting to do a full scale six string guitar, so we found a few online examples of guitars with a similar tub.
We put together some rough plans and he built it with some help here and there from dad. It is sort of a hollow-body electric. It has a piezo disc pickup on the…Continue