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Electric Upright Bass, another one!

ANOTHER ELECTRIC UPRIGHT BASS! Left handed of course! Uses Grover Titan Bass guitar tuning machines. The neck and tailpiece are poplar, the peg is walnut and the body is a pine 4x4. I have slap happy weed whacker strings on it. The body was stained Kona brown. I used spar urethane this time to make it glossy and last longer. Its not that heavy as it appears. I used some pretty long stainless steel screws to attach the neck and tailpiece from the back. 3 *could have used four inch screws but did not have any. It uses a shadow bass transducer I really need to get a better transducer but they are one hundred dollars. I did not buy a camcorder to post a video!










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I thought the body of a bass provides a surface to brace the instrument during play, to keep it from turning.
Isn't it harder to play when you have to support the instrument and "fret" the strings at the same time?

Judging from the lack of raised center strings at the bridge, you're picking/strumming the strings.
Doesn't the front of the body provide some kind of "indexing" for your hand?

I don't play, so I am truly wondering if playing a bass like yours is more difficult than playing a traditionally shaped bass.
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I thought the body of a bass provides a surface to brace the instrument during play, to keep it from turning.
Isn't it harder to play when you have to support the instrument and "fret" the strings at the same time?

Judging from the lack of raised center strings at the bridge, you're picking/strumming the strings.
Doesn't the front of the body provide some kind of "indexing" for your hand?

I don't play, so I am truly wondering if playing a bass like yours is more difficult than playing a traditionally shaped bass.
Actually it doesn't really turn when playing the instrument even when not pressed to the body atleast in my experience. You can press it to the body though at an angle and plays the same. And yep just for plucking the bass, I don't intend to use a bow anyways. Both hands, one on the neck and one on the strings seems to support it just fine, thanks for the question! Oh yes I did mark where the notes were, I don't think the drill holes are visible in the photos. Ok I guessed where the notes were at. I think I got it pretty close!

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