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GALLERY: Show Us Your Gear - DIY Builds

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Mitch Ralph's Whamola
"Ralph was inspired by seeing Les Claypool solo and built upon the Whamola concept. He stripped the pickup, volume, and tone knobs from a ""pawn store P-bass knock-off"" and bought the rest at Ace Hardware. The wooden bore is a pine wheelbarrow handle shaved into shape and stained. The instrument has two stand-up bass strings to facilitate tuning to different intervals, and he added a hump-fret at the second octave, ""for some higher frequency mischief."" He adds, ""the sustain on this puppy is outrageous!"""