23 June 2008
OK, this one is unusual. This is a kit from Bogdon Music (sells in the $75-100 range) with which you can make your own cardboard upright bass! I know it's killing you at the moment because you already want one but hang with me for a moment. The neck is wood runs all the way down the front of the box. It's glued to the box, the bridge is made of folded cardboard ( I suppose you could vary your action by using different sizes of cardboard) and there is a piezo disc transducer glued inside to pick up the box resonance. This is hooked up to a 1/4" jack for output.
The crazy thing is.... it actually sounds pretty good! It is comfortable and cheap. They have them in 2 and 3 string varieties. Check out the videos on YouTube and see what you think!