My Electric Stick Bass (but With a G-string)




I made an electric stick bass using instructions from two instructables-The electric stick bass, and the altoids tin guitar.I used elements from both and came up with a plan for this.It's does the same as the electric stick bass but is alot higher, and has a cut-of switch (toggle on-off) and a cut-of switch that is momentary (normally closed) that is used to 'stutter' the sound in and out.

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    I made something very similar with the coil from a headphone speaker, worked like a real pickup. I'm slightly surprised that it works with a piezo, but I can believe it. L

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    It works, but the output is incredibly low, so you have to either turn your amp up really load (but then you get extreme feedback) or use a pre-amp,like i do (well i use a distotion with in-built boost).


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    if you set something to use as a bridge (i used a bolt) on the goldish face part and run the string over the bridge over the piezo, it'll blast. and if you still dont have a deep enough sting, then try a (thickish) piece of nylon weed eater string, mine's tuned to bass D.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Will try thanks. IV'e got loads of bass string now as my brother plays guitar and bass in a band which does gigs about twice a week, so he gets through LOADS of strings.(i got his old ones-he replaces them bout every 2 weeks )