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1"A Work of Art"
Made (by Art, presumably) in California,
c. 1981.See a similar bass
Work of Art
Gut Bucket Eddie Osborne & Gutbucket
Visit the Florida Folklife Website
for more information.
2
3Oak'n Steel 4-Stringer
by Pat Lane
Click for Construction Details
Pat Lane Oak
Ernest Tubb Dan Parker's Pickin' Buddy
"Ernest Tubb"
4
5Paul Brown's Colorful ClassicP Brown Classic
TOT Duel Duelin' Tub-O-Tones6
7Ply-Top 4-Stringer
by Dennis Havlena
Havlena Plytop
Porter Armed "Armed and Ready"
Baseman Chuck Porter's
Classic Model
8
9Laura Forney
with the
Drum-Bass
Forney Drum Bass
Wombat Bass The Wombat Bass
by Robbie Phillips

(Photo by L. Knudsen)
10
11Mika's Blue(s) BucketGron Blue Bucket
Gas Tank Bass Gastank Bass, by Jeffro12
13Washtub Jerry and SteedWashtub Jerry
Street Bass The Street Bass
Created by Den Poitras
14
15The Plonker's
Classic Tea-Chest Bass
Tea Chest
DKR TOT Tub-O-Tone
by Duane Ratliff
16
17The Ear-Wringers, circa 1964.
Mom built 'The Tub'... It has 2 strings tuned to D and G, and 3 frets. The bridge is a wooden bucket handle."--Ewell Clarke
Clarke Family
Hardware Kora Tim Escobedo's
Hardware Store Kora
18
19A WTB with a DLN
(Dog-Leg Neck)
by Eric Jewett
DogLeg Neck
Fixneck Ol' Dan's Truly Upright Bass20
21The Tubless Washtub Bass--
Dave's Electric String
Electric String
Italian Tub Italy's Only WTB?
by Matteo Bondavalli
22
23Studio Stu
with an Early Studivarious
Studivarious I
Havlena Model Tom's Elegant
Havlena-Style Bass
24
25Tub John (1955-2002)Tub John
Slappable WTB Slappable Bluegrass Bass
by W. Yates
26
27Pump-Action WTB
built by Z. Campbell,
played by A. Darveaux
Pump Action
Stradibucket Roy Carver's Stradibucket28
29Doodle-Basses by D. HavlenaDoodles
Cable Bass Kenton Owsley's
Cable Tub Bass
30
31The Mobile Mando-Bass,
by Rick
MandoBass
Senior JugBand Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
(Photo thanks to Ray Chipault)
32
33Bill Koch's Oval-Tub UprightOvalTub
Studivarious II Studio Stu
with the Drum-Bodied
Studivarious
34
35 "Ernestine" --
Cap'n J. Cook's
Double-Tub Bass
Capn2Tub
Bungee Bass Plunking Outside the Box:
Cardboard "Bungee Bass"

by Chris Dennstaedt
36
37Steve's Jerry-can BassSteveJerryCan
japanband Maximize Your Thump
-- Use a Mallet
38
39Steph's Basswood Bass
Handmade by Husband Dennis Hansen
Basswood Bass
Copper Canyon Idyll 40. Keith Ramsay: Relaxin' at Copper Canyon40
41Canjo Trio
by Scott Scarboro
Canjo Trio
Flower Tub Song Flower Tub Song?
(Photo by J. Kincaid)
42
43Wardrobe Bass
by Harvey
Wardrobe
jimers Jimer's Musical Planter44
45The Lumberhorn
by Bob Jorin
lumberhorn
cigarbox Cigarbox Fiddle
Made by WTBassist Sue V Thompson
46
47Kirk O'Brien's
Fixed-Neck Model
O’BrienFN
gadabout Gnarly, Indeed
Joyce Pinckney's
Rustic WTB
48
49Every Tub on Its Own Head?
(Photo from the OheK website.)
Raintub
turbo 4 Tubotonia's Experimental "tURBo" 4-String50
51Sho' Nuff Blueswoman
Miss. Amy
Miss. Amy
cigarboxes Second Cousins of the WTB:
Cigar Box Guitars
52
53The g'Twang G'Twang
lavigne fancy Artful Embellishment
by Nick LaVigne
54
55Belgian Black Beauty
by Bart Crauwels
Belgian Beauty
mailboxdobro Mailbox Dobro
by Shane Speal
56
57Studio Stu's Studivarious Studivarious
Beer Canjo Beer Canjo by Dik Castle
(Pic cribbed from the Jugfusion website.)
58
59Mike Hardee's "JazzTub" JazzTub
FrameWTB Bucket-in-a-Frame
by Mike Bishop
60
61ShotGutBucket
More at the WrecknRoll site.
ShotgunWTB
BassDrum The Great Sexto-Guidrum
by David Thompson
62
63Paul "Tub-O-Tone" Brown
Heading to the WTB Gathering?
Paul Brown TOT
Aucoin Blue Louie's Bassine Bleu
with the T-Sale Cajun Band
64
65The Whalebone Bass Whalebone Bass
T. Nastos Duo Wash Away Your Blues
with the T. Nastos Duo
66
67Over The Waves
WTB Afloat in British Columbia
WTB on Raft
JockBox Fixed-Neck Tea Chest
designed by Bob Isaacs
68
69Cookin': The Booze Bros. Blues Band
Bill Lester, Tub-O-Tone
Booze Bros
Pakini Bass Pa Kini Bass,
played by Kamaki Sherman
Hawaii Star-Bulletin photo
70
71Kansas City's Smashing Bumpkins
Mark Shroer, WTB
Smashing Bumpkins
Sultenfuss Band Swingin' in Natalia (TX)
Doug Sultenfuss on Tub-O-Tone
72
73Who's On First?
Dan Villeneuve with his 1st WTB model
Villenueve 1st Bass
Mo's MudBug Musical MudBug
by artist and harmonicat Mo Paul
74
75Garbage Can 2-Stringer
Mollies Garbage Can
DanBob Fink Fink Gets Funky
DanBob Fink of the Dog Mountain Band
76
77Zombilly WK Gets Crazy
WKClown
Mopman The Mopman-- Jim Nason
of The Emerald City Jugband
78
79Even Danes Do It
Nikolaj Niels Andersen and His WTB
Niko's WTB
WTB Duel Duelin' WTBs
Thanks to Anon for the Photo
80
81Tin-Top 2-Stringer
by Leroy Troy
Leroy Troy +2
Old Spice Boys Old Spice Boys
Billy Milroy on Tea-Chest Bass
82
83Dan Fitzgerald
Of The Lost & Wandering Blues Band
Dan Fitzgerald
Willow Bend Willow Bend
T. Gucwa, Tub-O-Tone
84
85Blues on the Tub-O-Tone
with the late Dave "Snaker" Ray
TOT with DRay
Mark Miller Bucket Bucket-In-Frame Model
by Mark Miller
86
87Les Marvellous Pig Noise
of Montpellier, France
Marvelous Pig Noise
Crown Hill Billies Seattle's Crown Hill Billies
Darryl Miller, WTB
88
89Bass Clef Bass
by Chris Badynee
Bass Clef Bass
Boland Custom Plytop 4-Stringer
from Boland Instruments
90
91Rockin' the Fingerboard
Gutbucketeer Jim Bunch
Bucketeer
Menzies Fixed Neck Fixed and Fingerable
by Jeff Menzies
92
93Sloan's 'Tone
Tub-O-Tone by A. N. Sloan
Sloan's 'Tone
Mark Miller 4 Ply-top Four-String
by Mark Miller
94
95Clawfoot Tub Bass
by "Jeffu" Warmouth
Clawfoot Bass
Crown Hill Billies Homegrown: Gourd Bass
by Jeff Menzies
96
97The Yokohama Jugband Yokohama Jugband
alt name TOT and T-O-T
Joel Altre-Kerber's
Niece and Tub-O-Tone
98
99Jim's HotSeat
Technical Details
alt name
alt name The Legendary
Dewey Corley
100
101Doghouse Meets Trashcan alt name
alt name Exquisite WTB Craftsmanship
by Nick Levigne
102
103 Bubba: B-B-B-Bad to the Bone
submitted by D. Gallo
alt name
alt name Timm Reasbeck's
"Frankenbass"

Further Info
104
105 Buckley's Bucket
5 Gallons of Fun
alt name
alt name Bass in A Box
by Chris Badynee
106
107Rural Rhythms
Pix from Jerry & Marylou
alt name
alt name Alan & His Tea-Chest Bass
with the Doghouse Skiffle Group
108
109Playing It Cool in Minnesota
The Brass Kings
alt name
alt name On the Musical Frontier
The Gutpluckers' WTB
110
111"Nervous Paulvis" Eggsley
and the Bloweevils
alt name
alt name Jammin' with the Cats
Tub-O-Tone Model E (1996)
112
113Knock-Down Stowable Pan-O-Tone
by Paul Brown
alt name
alt name Drum Roll, Bass Man!
from the Smugmug Winfield 2005 Collection
114
115"Get You A Copper Kettle"
Bass Seen on Ebay Recently
alt name
alt name Washtub Bass Draws a Crowd
Ozarkana Jon and Friends
116
117Flying-Neck Four-Stringer
by Rollie Hallen
alt name






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