"Hi Jared, I think it would be a shame if you built a great bass without a pre-amp/pickup. I used the battery powered pre-amp from CBGitty on a 2-string bass and it sounds pretty good. You can check out some photos and comments on my video. Good luck…"
I should correct you here, Mr. Brown was my father, it's John
You got the secret right there and I guess your graphic experience gives you that. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and that is what we see in our minds, but no…"
"I will be honest, acoustically, with weed wacker line... my Bass is not very loud acoustically (especially the .115 mm low-E string). Overall the Bass is a little more than twice as loud as a standard electric Bass Guitar when it's not…"
"I like that Mr. Brown. That's some really good advice.
I find the older I get (...and I know I am not old by any means at the age of 33) when I start stressing about a project, or a build... I just have to start making a list.…"
I am an old woodworker and I have a simple piece of advice for you.
Next time you are up late alone in the evening without the kids and the Social Director, and the day has subsided, close your eyes and see what you want to build. If you can…"
"Thanks Brian, that is encouraging. I guess my biggest concern is that things will start going awry after taking the notes down the last octave to genuine bass guitar range. Seems to me that in that range there's a pretty high chance of acoustic…"
"I know this may not be a Bass Uke, but it's just something to show you that even a "stick in a box" can still sound decent (especially for a git you just plan on tossing around). It's not loud acoustically, but plugged in…"
"I just built this one for my godson. Uses Ashbory tuners and the strings from Road Toad. I don't see how you could do it for unser $50. The tuners and strings together will be more than that. Add in some fretwire and you will be closer to $70…"
"Alan: Indeed there are many examples, and I've gotten a lot of ideas and courage from them. But I can't find any that are quite like what I have in mind, particularly as few of them seem designed for acoustic use. But between the CBBs and…"
"I haven't worked up the courage to try building a bass uke, but I REALLY want one. I'll watch your progress with great interest.
From playing a couple of them in stores, it looks like the body of a commercial baritone uke with special…"
" An acoustic electric bass uke relies mostly on the strings and pickup for it's sound. An acoustic bass uke without a pickup would likely not be loud enough to play with other instruments unless the body was huge. Don't…"
Hey folks! I've been going back and forth for months on whether or not I can pull off building this instrument, and I'm wondering what you think. I want to build my own bass ukulele, 4 polyurethane strings (probably the Kala Silver Rumblers), standard tuning, acoustically useful, and I know a few of you have done similar things. I don't need a masterpiece, or something my grandchildren can play, I just need something I can mess around with while I sit in the car and wait for my wife in the…See More