A bungee cord, a poplar stick, two dowel pieces for bridges, an old bass tuner, piezo pickup. This was a short bungee cord, about 9" unstretched. The diameter was about 3/16". A longer cord might give a better string length. The sound was pretty good but the scale feels cramped.

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Comment by Andy Stone on November 2, 2009 at 7:16am
I have a reputation for building and playing strange instruments and have a gig coming up in December .The club owner there who normally plays stand up bass accomanies me on my homemade headless bass, but I think I'll build one of these for him (though as you said maybe a bit longer in scale length) and pass it to him on stage!Should get a laugh!
Comment by Andy Stone on October 31, 2009 at 6:43pm
Wow! That works well, like a diddley bow version of the Ashbory bass!
Comment by Hamhock on October 31, 2009 at 3:00pm
Hey David, good to see you man. That bass sounds amazing! We need to pick a little soon... fo sho!

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