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.
Experibass
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Experibass

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
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