Les Claypool's one-string Whamola is the mutated and high voltage bastard-son of the washtub bass.  Using a lever tuning/playing system, the instrument delivers globular, freak-out sounds.    Just watch this video to get an idea...

We've seen many plans posted n the net for building your own, but none come as close as Jeremy Cook's plans (links below).  Just in time for Autumn instrument building season, we're sharing them with you.

Parts needed:

Plans links are in 2 parts - the body and the electronics:

How to Build a Whamola! (Part 1, Assembly)

How to Build a Whamola! (Part 2, Electronics)

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how bout a reverse  wamola lap hybrid ?   ;-)

I think we need to see this in action pic. ;)

Very Nice.

Thought it funny that your "The Rack" instrument video was followed by a Breast Pump devise video on Youtube. Hahahaha

lol. :-)

This is truly awesome! Hats off to you, sir, for such an inspired build! Will definitely have to attempt something similar in the near future.

thanx man ;-)

Nice one Mr Pick.

Thanx Duck . i gotta credit Smilingdog  for introducing me to  whamolas  a while back.. ;-)

I built a whamola from these plans when the post first appeared in 2015. I built my upright around a 1 x 1 1/2 aluminum square tube. I broke a lot of bass strings until I put a stop bolt to keep from over-bending the handle. Now I have a stand up bass string on it , .110, I think. A fairly limited instrument in my hands, but lots of fun.


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