God bless the writers of science magazines back in the 1960's.  Everyone wanted to be a rock star, so they found innovative ways to make the instruments!

We have archived these vintage 2x4 bass plans in a downloadable PDF file for you to print out and attempt. 

If you build one, post pictures below!

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A bass has to be on my "to do" list.
This is a great example! Greta pic

This bass was built by my dad in 1967, and I was excited to find the plans he used online.  I now have it tuned to D and A and am playing it with my dulcimer group.

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More "sign of the times" You will have to cut this down or use a larger piece of wood, 2X4's are not 4 inches wide anymore : )

Well, the plan calls for a body 1-5/8" x 3-5/8", so you'd only be off by an 1/8" using big box lumber.

Hi, I did not see this thread, I posted a similar build elsewhere, "5string bass" just now.

Taff

I'd like to build a 2 x 4 stand up Bass with rod piezo, preamp and maybe a Flatpup.

Hi, here's my build. Details in my other post, Ibuilt this some years ago.

\uap>cheers Taff

Very nice build Taff.

Flymo strings and a big carboard box works well .. here is how not to do it

:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHSkBpo7KUg

Flymo strings and a big carboard box works well .. here is how not to do it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHSkBpo7KUg

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