In our most recent feature, we explored the use of C. B. Gitty "Toaster Bucker" mini humbucking pickups for cigar box guitars. Soon after, Jason Mills of Highwood Guitars sent us the following video clip of a resonator bass he created for Larry McCray's bass player, Coreyeon.
About the bass:
The bass features an aluminum top over a base of hickory and mahogany (see bottom photo). The bridge was crafted by Cigar Box Nation member, Randy Bretz. All electronics are by C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply.
The handcrafted bridge is just one of the many cool parts created by Randy Bretz in his Pennsylvania workshop. Visit Randy's profile page on Cigar Box Nation.
Jason builds some nice stuff .
Thanks Pick. :>)
Nice bass and has very good tone.
That is a SWEEEEET bass!!!
probably full scale 34". looks like a bought neck.
My thoughts as well.
That would make sense. I have been think of a 30' scale build for some time. We'll see what 2019 brings.
The Fender Jaguar Bass VI was a Baritone/Bass guitar with Tremolo that the Beetles used on several songs and it was 30".
The SG bodied Gibson EBO was 30" too.
30" to 32" is considered to be a short scale Bass. 34" and above for long scale(better have long arms or make it a upright Bass). LOL
My 34" Bass is almost too long. I have a 28" baritone Dulcitar(conversion Dulcimer neck on a Strat body) that's easier to play and the darker tones are cool.
EB-0 was actually 30.5” & later 34”
Do you know what scale the Gibson Thunderbird was?
Would love to have one of those or the Epiphone model that uses the Gibson pickups.
Guess I could make my own and use the Gitty Snake Oil pups.