Hand Dipped Piezos and a Washtub Bass

A little experimentation with rubber coating piezos and sound tests with my upright washtub bass

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Comment by turtlehead on June 8, 2015 at 1:36pm

Hey Jim, I've been doing this on all my piezos and it seems to work fine for everything.  I've been doing 5-6 coats lately.

Comment by Jim Olean (JimO) on June 8, 2015 at 10:50am

sounds great. would the dipped piezo work in a regular CBG, or would it be too muffled? 

Comment by turtlehead on September 7, 2012 at 1:57pm

Thanks Bluesheart.  It's fun to play.

Comment by Bluesheart on September 7, 2012 at 7:17am

Sounds fantastic!

Comment by Bluesheart on September 7, 2012 at 7:16am

That is one sweet bass!!

Comment by Diglydog on August 24, 2012 at 3:43pm

Nice sound - may try that if I can find the plastic dip in Englandshire.

Comment by turtlehead on August 24, 2012 at 11:52am

Glad I could help out Vinyl ;)   One of the perks of being a single guy I guess...

Comment by eK on August 23, 2012 at 8:59pm

I hear bass players are always popular ;)

Well...um...at least they can always get work. At least from my experience being one. And look at you! Fretless is cool. Upright is even cooler. But fretless upright washtub - that's gotta be a 'unique selling proposition' if there ever was one.  :-))

Comment by Vinylhed on August 23, 2012 at 7:03pm

Interesting, and a great sounding bass either way. I'm going to show this vid to my girlfriend the next time she complains about me building my little guitars in the kitchen, and point out she's lucky I'm not making basses!

Comment by turtlehead on August 23, 2012 at 5:36pm

Thanks be and UJ.  This is going to be a fun instrument to learn to play.  I hear bass players are always popular ;)

eK - you got that right.  I was just telling someone I feel like I saved or made 3 grand on this.  And my jaw hit the floor when I saw the price of real upright strings.  I spent around $55 dollars total and it could be done cheaper with some scrounging.  Thanks for looking!

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