I was doing some home repairs, and was staring at an 1-1/4 piece of PVC and thought WHY NOT??

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I built one & the sound wavered through the pipe like a didgeridoo, does yours do that?

I don't have that problem.  The one end with the tuner has a block in it,and the pickup takes up almost all the space at the other end...

I think the wood block remedies that? I flattened my headstock, but didn’t think to angle it, great idea? What are you gonna do for a body? There’s a PVC Bass build video in the Resources tab, he had the same results I did with the wavering sound? Seeing yours makes me want to revisit this, thanx for sharing John, any chance of a sample?

I need to dig out my bass amp, it's buried...  give me a week or so.  Body?   what do you need a body for?  :-)

I made one awhile back for the Plumbers Challenge build. 27" scale 3 string Baritone. I used a heavy E string through the back inside as a trussrod and I made the pickup out of the motor coils of a old hand drill. The pickup works, but it doesn't work great.I thought it work like a tubulum or didgeridoo, but not so in mine. Maybe because of the string trussrod. IDK

tubulums have huge pipes to get the low notes... I bet yours just resonates at a much higher frequency...

The pickup isn't strong enough for it and I'll probably change it out some time down the road.

Sometimes you can add a disc magnet to the pickup... It will alter the tone, but can have a dramatic effect on signal strength.

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