Check out this cool DIY upright bass from Brian (YouTube name, bmiranda2645).  It features a 1x3 plank from a hardware store.  Other parts include:

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Bloody hell !!!!

That's yet another project for me to do. All  I need is ideas for a crazy drum kit, and I'm a band!!!! Please don't tell my wife.

Denis

I saw a video on you tube where a guy in thailand was playing drums on junk. Bass/kick drum was a box he was sitting on, he had plastic bottles for tom toms, some sheet metal pieces on a stick for a hi hat, some individual pieces of sheet metal for cymbals. Hope that gives you some ideas ;)

p.s. I won't tell your wife if you don't tell mine what I've spent on parts for building these :p

Ingenious and sounds real good !

Very cool! Yeah, I hate it when an eye bolt catches you in the eye!

Yeah I was worried about those eye bolts holding up.

Saw this a while back. I what to use Aluminum channel for mine with real tuners, piezo and a humbucker bass pickup. I get around to it some day.

Probably won't get the hat though.

What innovation :D I have an old yamaha acoustic with a broken neck I'll be converting into an acoustic/electric bass.

If you convert a acoustic guitar to acoustic bass, you may want to use nylon strings. The inside bracing and box are built to different specs.

You could fix the neck and use heavy gauge guitar strings for a light 6 string bass.

I was thinking I'd use the neck through design that way all the stress would be on the hardwood not the thin body. The neck is cracked where it meets the neck brace. Looks like someone once tried to fix it unsuccesfully as it will not stay in tune. I've scavenged parts from the neck for cigar box guitar builds and been wondering what to do with it now. I don't have any big boxes so thought that would make a great bass body.

The acoustic I got a few years ago for really cheap but it's just sat in my closet collecting dust waiting to be repaired. After recently learning to build cigar box guitars I started scavenging parts from it. I was looking at it the other night thinking that would make a great bass!! Since repurposing things is so much more fun... 2 string bass doesn't seem challenging enough so I'm going for four. After seeing Shane Speal play a 2 string guitar I'm building one of those too. Box is selected and strings are waiting, left over from a 3 string build. We can't have strings going to waste no can we ;) I'll document and share pics when I start the bass.

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