If you’re planning on building an electric upright bass yourself, you might be interested in this video. It shows a custom built bass and some remarks concerning the building process. Shjweet!
During a major hard drive cleanup session I found this photo of one of the coolest basses ever. It seems to be made of plexiglass and looks as if it’s just not there. Does anyone know who is playing it and who is the manufacturer of this piece of minimalistic art?
I added the old Rubber bass construction page to this blog. Now people can comment and show with their own building projects.
So what is an Ashbory bass? The DeArmond Ashbory Bass is an 18 inch/45 cm fretless bass with silicon rubber strings. Nowadays the bass is produced by Fender. I play upright bass and fretless electric bass and I’m interested in playing this little bass. As a small side-project of building a electric 5 string double bass I decided to make an Ashbory myself (2004)! This is a small report of the work.
The real Ashbory:
The making of my Rubber Bass: