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#beginquote# I've always known it as a wash tub bass. Some blue grass groups actually still use them. I played one when I was stationed in Missouri. One of the guys in the sheet metal department made one. They really sound good. It takes some practice to play proficiently, as there is only one string, and to stretch or relax the wooden neck to achieve the correct note is challenging. It,s kind of like bending the notes on a guitar. These were instruments of improvisation by poor backwoods folk who couldn't afford "regular" instruments. Things like spoons, jugs, washboards and other household utensils or farm implements became weekend entertainment. These people were no dummies, and the music is quite good. I am a fragment of my imagination #endquote#
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