Tuesday, April 08, 2008

two string bass cigar box guitar

The two new CBGs are just about done now, pictures to follow soon. The two stringer has turned into a bass. I wasn't sure how that would turn out with a short scale neck and heavy strings but I'm well pleased and it's going to be a keeper for me.

Some lessons learned if I made another. Try a longer neck, heavier duty nut and bridge. The bridge would be best anchored as the tension of the strings tends to pull it forward. Space the strings out wider too. I just need to learn to play the thing now. I don't know anything about bass playing let alone using a slide too. I wonder if there are any professional bass players who use a slide on a standard bass. Must do some Googling and Youtubing.

Update - here's some pictures

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Slide Bass is something I haven't seen done, but sounds very cool!
I like fretless bass players who slide around, but they don't (as far as I've seen) use a slide t do it.
Could be a real winner.


Jeff.

David said...

Have to admit I haven't had time yet to play with it but I think it's going to be cool.

G L Wilson said...

The late Mark Sandman of the band Morphine played 2-string bass with a slide. Check 'em out sometime.