bass (5)

Building my first bass

Hi All - Been a long time since I posted as I've been busy just building CBGs and having a good time. These are all your basic 3/4 x 1 1/2 oak neck with a quarter inch fretboard and scarf joint. A few weeks back my son mentioned he would be intereste

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8 String Bass

Hey guys, anyone here ever played around with paired strings (mando style) on basses?  

I know the old mandobasses usually had 4 strings, not 8.  Would a full scale 8 string bass be awkward and sloppy sounding? 

Let's discuss!  and possibly build it!

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4 string bass project

I want to build a standard tuned four string electric bass for art. This is my first cigar box instrument and despite the many hours of research I was still left with a few questions. I know I need a truss rod or something to act as one, but I don't

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1st CB bass questions

Folks, I am attempting to build a 4-string acoustic/electric bass out of a big George Dickel Whiskey box with a 31.5" scale length. The neck will be a laminated quarter sawn 1" thick pine with an inch of hard mahogony running the full length to truss

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