Talk:Washtub bass

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Removal of category[edit]

The washtub bass is not a Double bass, any more than an acoustic bass guitar is a double bass. Furthermore, washtub basses are not always in the double bass register, sometimes they are in the cello register. Do not remove the category for a *fourth* time, thank you. Badagnani (talk) 20:23, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Commercial edits[edit]

I have made some edits to try to contain the commercialism that this page seems to invite. Makers of "improved" washtubs abound on the internet, and some are using Wikipedia to promote their product. While I applaud their enthusiasm for the instrument, Wikipedia's neutral-point-of-view, non-original-work and non-commercial policies make many recent edits inappropriate.

To those wishing to promote your version of the instrument, you can do better by putting in a few hours of needed research and adding useful info to this page. Doing so will help to promote the instrument in general, which is good for you because it is good for everyone. (talk) 18:01, 7 March 2009 (UTC)DaveCW


I believe this article should be merged with tea chest bass. It is functionally the exact same instrument with a metal tub in place of a wooden chest. A simply subsection can cover the difference in construction, culture and use. There's not enough information to support two articles and there's no reason to split it up. TheHYPO (talk) 12:37, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

I agree. I think they are one and the same instrument. I would like to one other person say they agree, but if I knew what I was doing, I would merge the articles. DaveCW (talk) 08:35, 24 December 2009 (UTC)