Everyone whose hit the bottom of a five gallon bucket has probably noticed that they make pretty good drums, due to their excellent resonanating qualities. With a little bit of creativity, you can use these qualities to your advantage in the creation of a functional musical instrument!
A variation on the “washtub bass,” the five gallon bucket bass uses common hardware to turn a five gallon bucket into a stringed musical instrument!
For full instructions on building your own, visit the Washtub Bass site.
And finally, here’s a guy who built an electric guitar out of a five gallon jerry can – he’s pretty talented with it too!