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Joel has for years been attempting to play cello and double bass at the same time. Finally he has come up with the solution. The Jellobass is a brand new instrument designed by Joel and made by joel and Otis Tomas that combines the cello and the double bass in one instrument.

Joel has for years been attempting to play cello and double bass at the same time. Finally he has come up with the solution. The Jellobass is a brand new instrument designed  by Joel and made by joel and Otis Tomas that combines the cello and the double bass in one instrument.

After three months of playing and adjusting the Jellobass Joel now performs arrangements and accompanies himself and others. This was a performance online that went out through our local village hall during lockdown and managed to attract over 14 thousand views.

After three months of playing and adjusting the Jellobass Joel now performs arrangements and accompanies himself and others. This was a performance online that went out through our local village hall during lockdown and managed to attract over 14 thousand views.

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original drawing for the Jellobass

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Many thanks to Creative Scotland and the
J-llo is having her fingerboard glued on

Sanding the ribs to a good thickness for bending      .      .      .      got the front and back glued to the ribs.

Sanding the ribs to a good thickness for bending      .      .      .      got the front and back glued to the ribs.

“That sure is some crazy wood you gave m

the ribs are sanded to approx.4mm

the ribs are sanded to 4mm approx.

Ribs are scraped to a few millimetres an

they are glued to the corner blocks

Rib linings are going on..jpg

the linings  are glued to the ribs

Gaily cracking off extraneous wood from

the ribs and blocks are off the mould

Once all the pieces had been joined Otis

     the front is peiced together

     the front is peiced together

I roughed the front out on the outside..

    the outside of the front is carved

Time to check the back and front with th

         until I feel it is ready

And the back.....jpg

 the inside of the back is carved

The back is pieced together by Otis. Pai

    the back is peiced together

 the inside of the back is carved

I put patches of hardwood veneer on the

     veneer patches are for support

Now the front is hollowed out and the ba

 the outside of the back is carved

Made a 5 ply crossbar to strengthen the

a strut is added to strengthen the front

On the bass bars now. There are two of t

two bass bars are fitted inside the front

Oooo look at that. Got the mould in the

the front and ribs, ready to be joined

the front and ribs, ready to be joined

THE FRONT IS ON, EVERYONE!.jpg

the front and ribs are now joined

Started fitting the neck..jpg

the slot for the neck is carefully created

After a full working day...the neck is O

the slot for the neck is ready

Got the machine heads and pegs on the pe

the neck is ready to be fitted to the body

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