#1
Does any one know where i can get one of those basses that r basically jus a bucket with a broomstick stickin out with one string that usually played in the south and does n e 1 kno the real name of it?
#3
"Washtub bass"? As in the stuff skiffle bands and jugbands etc play? They're mostly homemade things by people who can't afford a proper upright.
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#4
Quote by Caustic
"Washtub bass"? As in the stuff skiffle bands and jugbands etc play? They're mostly homemade things by people who can't afford a proper upright.


Hmm. That could be his catch. He could make one and then fill it with money to show that he's not poor. =D
#5
That is a gut bucket or washtub bass. There is also a version used in English Skiffle music called a "tea-chest' bass.

They are used frequently in traditional bluegrass music and they are not that hard to make: http://www.projectsandhobbies.com/washtubbass.htm. I have seen "kits" for building them and the version know as the upright double washtub bass.
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#6
thanx 4 the info me and a few friends are starting a punk jug band and does n e 1 kno if they use a drum kit or do they replace it with a different instrument?
#7
Washboard percussion.
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#8
Quote by Caustic
Washboard percussion.


Caustic is right. No drums. Washboard and sometimes spoons.
#10
Hah hah, if you do make it you have to post videos and/or pictures.
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#11
well my friend is going to make it and play it, Ill be playing the washboard but ill post pics of it and does n e 1 kno where i can get a washboard besides buying it online?