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Few weeks ago Diego Stocco visited a luthier looking for instruments parts, he had an idea in mind for an instrument he wanted to build. His curi… Read More
Few weeks ago Diego Stocco visited a luthier looking for instruments parts, he had an idea in mind for an instrument he wanted to build. His curiosity was to hear the sound of violin, viola and cello strings amplified through the body of a double bass. He came up with a quadruple-neck experimental "something" that he thought to call Experibass. To play it he used cello and double bass bows, a little device he built with fishing line and hose clamps, a paintbrush, a fork, spoons, a kick drum pedal and a drum stick. Diego thanks luthier John Wu for providing him the parts, even though he warned him that he was probably going to create a "monster". Read Less
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Few weeks ago I visited a luthier looking for instruments parts, I had an idea in mind for an instrument I wanted to build. My curiosity was to hear the sound of violin, viola and cello strings amplified through the body of a double bass. I came up with a quadruple-neck experimental "something" that I thought to call Experibass.

To play it I used cello and double bass bows, a little device I built with fishing line and hose clamps, a paintbrush, a fork, spoons, a kick drum pedal and a drum stick. I hope you'll like it!

Thanks to luthier John Wu for providing me the parts, even though I warned him that I was probably going to create a "monster" :  )
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        Just added the violin and viola necks.
         Adding a double bass bridge.
        Adding strings.
        I played the main tonal groove by hitting the strings with a drum stick.
        The vibrations generated by hitting the fork were amplified through the instrument.
        Also a big spoon was resonating well when put in contact with the strings.
        Here I was using the body of the Experibass as a kick drum.