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2x4 Douglas Fir Upright Bass!

AH HA! My two by four Douglas fir electric upright bass! I used weathered Douglas fir to. I got the color by wiping folk art Too Blue Acrylic paint with a rag on it first. Yeah one dollar paint! Then lightly sprayed it with gloss black, without shaking the can to much. I donít think Iím gonna lacquer it. I donít know what scale it is. I kinda just put it together and have not measured. Its very easy to move around unlike my last one I posted that was made out of entire poplar. The neck I have is way thicker then they are traditionally to prevent warping by the pressure of the strings. I had to cut some of the strings with diagonal cutters to make them fit in the standard bass tuning machines. It stands with a walnut dowel painted black with a chair tip on the bottom so it doesnít damage floors. The dowel has a screw going through it holding it in place. I drilled the hole to big! These are quite easy to make. I made it with a 12 inch bandsaw. The harder part is cutting the headstock out because the blade wants to wander sometimes.




























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Plucked strings or bow? Looks like a back country instrument, ready to play some fun music.
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Plucked strings or bow? Looks like a back country instrument, ready to play some fun music.
I pluck the strings! You can use a bow on them but I prefer not to. Well speaking of country, nope don't like country at all. must play heavier stuff. I like instrumental music
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