UPDATE 03/24/15: I released an album of 8 tracks I composed and played with the Experibass. gum.co/EXPRB and I also created a Producer's Edition with 100 rhythmic loops, that you can use to bring the rhythmic character of the Experibass into your own productions gum.co/EXPPE
UPDATE 11/18/11: I got credited as Featured Solo Performer with my Experibass on Jesper Kyd score of Assassin's Creed Revelations:
UPDATE 12/01/10: I got credited as Featured Solo Performer with my Experibass on Jesper Kyd score of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood: is.gd/i7tLj
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" : )
At this link you can see some pictures with more detailed descriptions: behance.net/Gallery/Experibass/312989
UPDATE 10/24/09. If you'd like to connect on Twitter:
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