This is a strange new musical instrument based on the washtub bass. So far, the only widely recognized musician to play the whamola is Les Claypool. Here he is playing his song "Whamola", on his whamola (which is named Steve).

If you would like a whamola of your own, you can buy one from this guy.
     Posted By: fyshstyxx - Tue Jun 23, 2009
     Category: Crafts | Music

Another interesting fact about the whamola is that the pitch can be controlled either by moving your hand up and down the fingerboard (like any other stringed instrument) or by pulling the lever at the top. Also, PRIMUS SUCKS!
Posted by Matt in Florida on 06/23/09 at 09:33 AM
No! Primus rule! Les Claypool is a genius!
Posted by shadowkat on 06/23/09 at 11:09 PM
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/23/09 at 11:20 PM
Shadowkat, Primus Sucks is what fans shout at their concerts. And I agree that Les is a genius. In my opinion, he is possibly the most talented bass player alive today.
Posted by Matt in Florida on 06/24/09 at 09:35 AM
Matt - I do feel a duffer now 😊 I was just so horrified at the thought of anyone doubting Claypool's awesomeness.
Posted by shadowkat on 06/24/09 at 09:57 PM
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