Washtub Bass FAQs:

Q: Are washtub bass used in jug bands that were popular in some African American communities in the early 1900s?

A: Yes.

Q: Are washtub bass sometimes used in a jug band?

A: Yes, and often accompanied by a washboard as a percussion instrument.

Q: Are washtub basses in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution?

A: Yes.