Thursday, 8 March 2012

1 string bass

I've been temporally distracted from the acoustic guitar idea, last Friday my contract came to an end so I'm out of work again! That night I took my one string diddely bow along to Gary Holder's club at Copsale to play the unemployed blues and had so much fun with it Gary asked if I could make him a bass version. I have these two square pieces of pine that came from the bottom of that pine dining room table I was given and they seem to lend them selves the having a proper neck angle. I'm thinking of joining them with a hinge so the string height can be adjusted from the back giving you the choice weather to play it with a slide or as a fretless "skiffle" bass. The pickup is the same as mine, it being a magnetic security door catch! These improvised one pole pick ups have a great sound low output having a DC resistance of only 60 ohms so I'll fit a preamp into it. Remember my headless bass? Have a look at the bridge! ;)

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