A YouTube poster named Tychsen81 uploaded a video of himself playing “Iron Man” on a homemade bass made out of a water cooler jug, a two-piece “through-body” wooden neck and a pair of bass strings.
The Danish musician created the bass by using materials he found at home and applying some basic principles of guitar building, such as using the water jug to amplify and project the sound coming off the fretboard. The video has had more than 1.9 million views since it was uploaded five years ago.
Check it out below. It’s followed by a video in which Tychsen81 shows how the bass is constructed.