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Cigar Box Upright Basses

Started this discussion. Last reply by Casey Smelser Apr 5. 7 Replies

Hey Guys,I'm new, and I was curious about people making upright cigar box basses?  Has anyone here taken a stab at it?Thanks!TonyContinue

 

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Casey Smelser replied to Tony's discussion Cigar Box Upright Basses
"I made a 2 String tub bass with a 1"x 4"x 4' oak slab.I when with tub bottom and the back open tho I may close it and put sound holes no the front.I'v never play a upright so I when with a 30" scale from my bass"
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BrianQ. replied to Tony's discussion Cigar Box Upright Basses
"And another "
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BrianQ. replied to Tony's discussion Cigar Box Upright Basses
"I built this years ago, it’s a good direction to get start? "
Apr 2
Kigar replied to Tony's discussion Cigar Box Upright Basses
"I did one as a semi-normal cbg and ran the stick to the floor.  It is a 2 string fretless. The stick for the lower half was a piece of hickory that was originally intended for a bow.  The upper half is a 1x2 neck turned sideways. …"
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Titch the Clown replied to Tony's discussion Cigar Box Upright Basses
"I haven't built one myself but I have seen a few tea chest basses here in Australia and I  think the yank equivalent is the washtub bass.  I have read of suitcase upright basses. "
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Tony replied to Tony's discussion Cigar Box Upright Basses
"Wow that shovel one is impressively cool. Is that your design?  Do you also sell these? Additionally, I’ve seen uprights using a wine crate instead?  Is this structurally similar?"
Mar 28
Taffy Evans replied to Tony's discussion Cigar Box Upright Basses
"Hi Tony and welcome, I have built a standup bass but I could not dig up [pun intended] a cigar box big enough. Serious  though I have seen them on here. If I was doing one I would just put the box where the shovel is on the one pictured. How…"
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Hey Guys,I'm new, and I was curious about people making upright cigar box basses?  Has anyone here taken a stab at it?Thanks!TonySee More
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"Welcome to the nation Tony, time to get building! Check out the Resources tab as well as Glenn watt & Del Puckett YouTube channel. Here’s a video of  how to make the simplest cbg :) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzvfyOizV8"
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At 11:47am on March 26, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation Tony, time to get building! Check out the Resources tab as well as Glenn watt & Del Puckett YouTube channel. Here’s a video of  how to make the simplest cbg :)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzvfyOizV8

 
 
 

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