Intro: Home Made Bass Fiddle
This is a full size Bass Fiddle that is relativey easy to make and is perfect for those that need a knock-around Bass. Its tone and volume could challenge a commercial full size Bass. At todays prices this Bass can be made for about $100. This bass can be built in one weekend depending on how much staining and cosmetics you want to add. The main body is made from standard 2 x 2 covered with standard good quality 1/4" plywood and commercial corner round. The tuning pegs are found on ebay for about $20 (brand new) and are made for a Fender electric bass. The strings are about $25 new and found on ebay also. The rest is all found at your local home improvement center. This Bass has everything a commercial Bass has except a "C" cut-out for use of a bow. The soundboard has a bass bar attached underneath. There is a permanently attached sound post, "F" holes, bridge, tail piece and tail pin.. I've also added a carrying handle. You can easily take the tailpin out and attach a tail pin with a wheel for transport. This is one Bass with sound and volume you expect but yet you don't feel guilty throwing this instrument into the back of a truck for your next gig. Below is a video that gives a complete description and reasonable demonstration of the sound.