On 12/23/16 at 9:15 PM -0600, Irene Tukuafu wrote in a message entitled
Fwd: Washtub bass:
Sooooooooo I'm in the market to find a better string. Living is just wonderful when filled with fun stuffs to do. My next musical instrument will be a TENNESSEE MUSIC BOX. It's a dulcimer that was used more for the dance hall, so had to be bigger. Not much to look at...........soooooo I'm making mine to Look at too. ha.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO THE MAX to you and all.
Here's my 'box base." It uses a piece of a Samsonite suitcase for a soundboard. That's my brother on banjo and Phoebe Brabo, 91 playing ragtime piano, at my Mom's rest home in 2010:
Several years ago I ran across the Baby Soda Jazz band playing in Union Square in NYC and fell in love with Peter Ford's box base. It took me about 2 years to talk him into into making the parts for me, which he sent me and I then put together. Here's his band:
I try to catch them each year when I go to NYC.