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FINISHED! - Wheelbarrow bass

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6 hours ago, pete.young said:

Or a urinal 🙂

Ouch!!  

Stainless though, so probably urine resistant!

18 hours ago, Vicious_Squid said:

My wheelbarrow bass is also arched

True; due to the internal ribs, though.  Most basses are carved (or hot formed from ply) so that the arch obviates the need for internal bracing (leaving it all more resonant, I guess).

Lad here thinks he made a whole bass out of plywood - but no arch in the top at all, so probably more a "model" of a bass ... no idea what it sounded like (he doesn't say) https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Plywood-Upright-Bass/  one of the comments has the formula for neck angle and string force.

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It's finished! - Archtop upright bass made from a wheelbarrow.
neck-thru (cigar box style) made from a solid mahogany door frame. Wheel left on for portability.

Technical specifications:
* 67 inches tall (1.7 metres / 5.58ft)
* 3 strings (weedwackers) tuning: EAD
* scale length 41 inches (104.14cm) w/ adjustable bridge
* action 0.5 inches
* neck width 3.5 inches (8.89cm)
* 1.75" diameter body-coloured foam bumpers
* sound post and f-holes
* bridge piezo pickup (not pictured)

Video: https://youtu.be/sYVip9Yxt9w
Build album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/jQTKj1hzPv8G117XA


Apologies for starting a new thread but I couldn't find a way to edit or remove my old one. If moderators could please do that I'd be very grateful.

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Brilliant! Can I suggest a warming-pan banjo next?

Dare you to take it down the guitar shop and ask them to do a set-up on it.

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next up, pics from when you gig it! :) 

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3 hours ago, Vicious_Squid said:

I couldn't find a way to edit or remove my old one.

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Surely the original thread is a valuable documenting of the build?

(BTW you could have changed the original title by editing your first post in the thread).

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Posted (edited)

Here's a better video:  (no amplification or volume boosting)

 

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I was going to start wheeling out the puns about grass roots and sowing the seeds for new musical projects but I'll get a handle on myself.

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Topics merged :) 

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