Homemade Musical Instruments: Washtub Bass and Scrub Board

For any devotee of homemade music and homemade musical instruments, the washtub bass and scrub board are essential equipment.



065 homemade musical instruments - Jimmie Fadden's tub design
Diagram shows modifications Jimmie Fadden of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band made to his washtub bass.
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065 homemade instruments - upright washtub bass
Diagram displays the parts of an upright washtub bass.
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065 homemade instruments - Marc Bristol
Marc Bristol, a down-home musician and promoter of homemade musical instruments, sings and strums a tune at a local music festival.
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