Washtub cello

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Jeremy Osner
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Washtub cello

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Anybody built a washtub cello? I found a couple of examples on the internet, they all seem to put a wooden soundboard over the open front of the washtub which seems like a mistake to me. I just finished mine, I use the metal bottom of the washtub as soundboard and put a thin wooden cover over the open back of the washtub. (Picture taken before I had covered the back.) It sounds ok! Here is a recording (I'm new to cello playing so plenty of sour notes, but you can get a sense of the instrument's tone and resonance) -- https://www.facebook.com/rensoj/videos/ ... 898753879/

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JC Whitney
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That’s fantastic - especially like the f holes.

Jeremy Osner
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Notes on the design and construction are on my blog, starting here: http://readin.com/blog/?k=project:tccello&o=a

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Bryan Bear
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I really like the vibe of this one. That neck shape/orientation really fits!
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Bob Francis
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Bryan Bear wrote:I really like the vibe of this one. That neck shape/orientation really fits!
Agreed!

Aaron Helt
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Simple and cool!

Mark Wybierala
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Inspiring, and you're a braver man than I for posting a video. I read your entire journal - thank you for some of the in-depth explanations. What a glorious result and celebration of alternative instruments.

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