You would think, that with a caption like that at the top of the page I would be telling you about how I thought up this one. Not happening, it was not really my idea but this still IS a significant bass guitar.
Here's the story: Josh made a really nice resonator guitar out of kitchen hardware. When I saw it one day, 1/2 way executed (in-progress), I was inspired to make instruments again. what happened, was that I realized then that the guitar is what you make it, and not the other way around.That was when Lutherie became FUN. The playful sense that Josh had invested in his resonator had infected me and now my appetite for it is insatiable. So, this one here is my Grandmother's Turkey Roaster. I fitted it with a 5-string bass neck and it's matching bridge, pick-ups and electronics panel. The enseble is completed with the VOX AC1R V BASS MINIATURE BATTERY BASS AMP WITH RHYTHM PATTERNS.
So what you get, is a bullet proof busker bass . . . with a drummer that does not quit! The final anaylisis of this project was that the amp never vibrated the roaster as much as I thought it would and you could barely hear the thing in the subway and it was especially worthless on the sidewalk competing with the street noise. I began using it only with the headphones, a set-up that proved to be really compact and convenient for daily practice. My bass playing entered a new phase and I saw my commute time as an opportunity to build my chops and explore different rhythms without annoying any of the other comuters on the way. I would always stand behind the design as a practice bass. You certainly don't run out of steam as easily when you have a drummer that can show you all sorts of beats.
I had allot of fun with this thing in the subway and on-the-way before I robbed the amp out of it to make the AC1STAVE4.
So what you get, is a bullet proof busker bass . . . with a drummer that does not quit!
The next phase of this is a version where you are looking at the bottom of my grandmother's Turkey roaster instead of the inside like you see here. I think it would be much better looking and if the bass had an enclosed back, it would produce allot more sound as well.