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Ryan & Brennish Thomson

Updated Feb 2, 2024

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Ryan and Brennish 


Washtub Bass DVD

How to Make and Play the Washtub Bass

with Ryan and Brennish Thomson - $29.95

Wash Tub Bass kit description:

From happy customers:

Ryan Thomson and his son demonstrate how to build and play an inexpensive quality instrument with common parts from your local hardware store. The washtub bass can be easily built for a low cost. It is an amazingly versatile instrument that can be used to play just about any kind of music, in any key. Recommended ages are 8 years and up!

Included with the video is a special "wash tub bass string" and an instruction booklet. The video DVD demonstrates several different styles of playing bass, and various plucking techniques. The booklet includes a complete parts list, illustrated construction diagrams and explanations, and a discussion of playing techniques. The included booklet is 12 pages, 8.5" by 5.5", comb bound, DVD is 40 minutes. 

ISBN 978-0-931877-56-8, $29.95

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Greetings Ryan, A few weeks back I purchased the wash tub bass DVD from you. I just want to let you know how much fun I'm having with it, I made the bass and its great. Thank you so much for producing what you did and your son was just amazing in it!

T. V.

Bethel, Vermont

WOW! thank you so much! We got your booklet and built the washtub very easily with your

excellent instructions.

D. K.

How to Make and Play the Wash Tub Bass with Ryan and Brennish Thomson, video instruction DVD.

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