Washtub Bass Page

The Washtub Bass Page is a focal point and clearinghouse for information on all aspects of the washtub bass – who plays one, where to hear one, how to make one, and so on. The page offers links, building tips, sound clips, picture galleries amd many more. “We’re not narrow-minded (washtub bass people can’t afford to be), so our scope includes the tea-chest bass, the gas-tank bass and the like, and even the occasional cigarbox guitar or fiddle.“

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6 Responses to Washtub Bass Page

  1. I’m Washtub bass player and the whole thing start when i found the Washtub bass page. Please, go and check it out.

  2. washtub bass pablo says:

    what a refreshing idea, popularizing me, one string and a ton of talent,all rolled up in me, washtub bassist,jazz tub man yow check out me!

  3. jan siedentopp says:

    I have been looking for a building guide on a double bass/upright bass on the net but didnt have any luck.So thats why i am asking you if you now where to find/get drawings on building a double bas/upright bass.
    Sincerly jan siedentopp.

  4. Jonas says:

    See my “Suggested Reading” page, there are a couple of bass building books.

  5. pablo says:

    its a joy to see peopleintrested in the washtub bass,mine is made after the style of jim sherpa’s exept i use a 24 inch lud wig bass drum weather king frosted head sennhauser drum mike under, and the sound sstym for the house but i also use peavey amps i play in paris now on the pont st louis see you there,

  6. jan siedentopp says:

    Hi there Jonas !I am back again for one more clue 🙂
    I have been looking at all the books on “how to build your own upright bass” and i found a book written by Bob Hitchings and its called “Double bass Making”.So now i have to find a bookshop on the internet if i want that cool book but i cant find any one on the internet,so plz. help me with that 🙂
    Thanks and have a pleasent day.

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