Here’s the mop handle bass I built for my daughter. It started off as an acoustic which didn’t work very well unless you put it on a wooden box. I added a pickup later, made from an old electrical relay, a cobalt magnet and a 1/4 inch mono socket for the amp connection. It stays in tune and you can play a walking bass line on it, you have to move your hand a lot, I discovered that’s why guitars have multiple strings!!!
I’ll try that at a reduced resolution!
You, sir, are a great inventor. I take my hat off to your genius… What made you built that?
Some details follow- tuning mechanism, pickup assembly, the bridge, I used the low guitar string tuned to C.
Twiddling my thumbs on the night shift with access to a workshop. My daughter came home from school and said they’d been asked to make musical instruments… Right then said spark!!
People like you would make people like me give up on trying…:). Your talent is great.
That’s extremely inventive. Color me impressed.
Thanks for the kind words, and quintus- I won’t hear that defeatist attitude- I’m sure you could, given some tools and vision :)
Hehe…if a table counts for beating on? I do sometimes see what different beats I can get just banging on something with my ring finger, palms, knuckles, etc. Does that count?
This is a beautiful instrument and gift of music from father to daughter!
Haha, it was only ever meant as a novelty item, she plays the cello….
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