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.

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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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