Autumn Leaves on my homemade cigarbox bass with weed wacker timmer line strings

I am playing Autumn Leaves on a cigarbox bass guitar I made using weed wacker strings, trimmer line you would cut your grass with around your trees and side ...

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Comment by Richard Sundberg on Sunday

Can’t say it better than the previous comments!  It is all about the bass! Beautiful!

Comment by Derek Rose on February 13, 2019 at 8:46pm

Wonderful! Awesome on the bass, playing, singing...   :)

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on February 11, 2019 at 10:23pm

Simply amazing!!! Thanks for sharing your many talents.

Comment by Dean-O Rochester on February 11, 2019 at 4:31pm
Thanks for all the nice comments. It was a fun project. Next time I will record it with better levels so you can hear the bass better. It’s all about the bass.
Comment by Keith Rearick on February 11, 2019 at 3:55pm

Love this, we need to hear more videos from you.

Comment by Donkey on February 11, 2019 at 7:41am


There is so much that's fantastic about this video.

  • your bass
    • the strings
    • the tuning pegs
    • the strings
    • the sound!
  • your choice of song (personal fave of mine)
  • your bass playing (awesome work on the fretless)
  • your voice
  • all of it!

This is really cool stuff, Dean-O, and I never tire of hearing Autumn Leaves.

On a personal aside, a dear friend of mine is a professional jazz guitarist -- professional insofar as playing and teaching are what he does for work but, as many can relate, isn't exactly a lucrative living. 

Anyhow, whenever I see him perform solo in a small venue, he's kind enough to bust out jazz standards such as Autumn Leaves, Israel, and Sweet Georgia Brown for me.

Each of them always make me smile and hearing you perform in this video was no different. 

Thank you for sharing this, good Sir. 

Comment by Jim Morris on February 10, 2019 at 6:13pm

Excellent on the bass and the singing!

Comment by Uncle John on February 10, 2019 at 9:50am

Good!  I loved the rich vocals.

Comment by Dave Lynas on February 10, 2019 at 7:30am

Beautiful Dean. Great mellow tone from your bass and your deep voice. Good to hear you.

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