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#1 OFFLINE   astratslinger

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:38 PM

Couple summers back I jammed with a guy at the Winthrop Bluz who played a washtub bass. I made m'self one shortly
after getting back home...haven't played it hardly at all except when I first put it together. I was foolin' around with it this mornin'
after listening to Johnny's diddley bow post.. A friend of mine showed up for coffee and visiting, so we tried to do a little tune.

No great amount of skill shown here by either one of us, especially me, lol. Fun stuff, though. ;)


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#2 OFFLINE   johnnydoxx

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:46 PM

Mighty fine Peyden. You're probably one of the few who have seen either a washtub bass or a diddley bow!

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:52 PM

Seeing them and playin' them be two different things, lol. I found it hard to sing and play the thing at the same time, but
then this is the first time I've tried.

Thanks for watchin' us, bro. :)
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 05:08 PM

Hot Dang that was great. Love this and I mean a lot. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

You guys had perfect vocals for this tune. The groove was perfect!

I'm gonna go find a TUB !

eddie
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:23 PM

View Posteddiez152, on 20 February 2012 - 05:08 PM, said:

Hot Dang that was great. Love this and I mean a lot. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

You guys had perfect vocals for this tune. The groove was perfect!

I'm gonna go find a TUB !

eddie
The other player is a gal, bro, but she does sing in what I would call "alto". She probly could've capo'd at
the second fret and been more comfortable...wouldn't make any dif to me playin' tub, it's all by feel. She's a pretty good singer....

If you get a tub, try to find one that isn't made in China (like mine) 'cause they're really thin. I'm lookin' around for a heavier duty one than this one...it's already showing some strain around the hole in the middle. Also...a smaller diameter string and a longer "neck" than what I'm using here would be better and less strain on the top of the tub.

Thanks for spinnin' us, Mr Z. :)
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:57 PM

Made in USA tub, thats great. I know just where to get one. Sorry about the gender mix up, I thought is was a young fella with long hair.
Gonna have to work on them glasses bud.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:32 PM

That was pretty cool!


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:55 PM

Very good Peyden - it sounded great too.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:15 AM

Carol and Randy...thanks a bunch for givin' us a look/listen :)
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:52 PM

Hey, that was excellent Peydon.
We called them gut-buckets when I was a kid. My mom had one. i kid you not. :yes:
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:00 PM

Astratslinger,

Now that was great!! What gauge string are you using? Just kidding. sounded really good.

Mike

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:00 PM

Astratslinger,

Now that was great!! What gauge string are you using? Just kidding. Sounded really good.

Mike

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:33 PM

now thats what music is all about, who needs all the fancy gear when the sound comes form the soul. :clap:
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#14 OFFLINE   astratslinger

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:50 AM

@Doug...My paternal grandpa played one that was made out of a large milk bucket and a rake handle.
I saw it...but I never heard him play it. :(

@mset3...I heard that SRV used big strings for tone...so mine is a 96. ;)

@mickey mac...Are you sayin' my tub ain't fancy?
Why, I oughtta...
Lol! Just kiddin', bro :D Yer right, it's the feelin' ya get when you're jammin', not the equipment, that makes ya smile.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:48 AM

Good stuff !

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:22 AM

View Posthearinvoices, on 22 February 2012 - 09:48 AM, said:

Good stuff !

Johnny
Thanks for watchin' us, m'friend. :)
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