Here is the latest bass guitar. The sound-board is Western Red Cedar.
The bracing is standard configuration ...... however Balsa / Western Red braces are employed.
The resultant overall tone is typical of an acoustic bass ..... however player comments have been encouraging. One well known producer said ' it would record well'.
A 2 way K and K Pure Western P/U system has been installed for 'live' performances.
2 separate volume controls driving 2 separate outputs create the opportunity for unique sonic experiences.
Two transducers i placed underneath the lowest 2 strings ....... another two under the 2 highest strings.
There is a certain amount of 'bleed through' from each pick/up, so using one output on it's own is effective.
When the 2 separate outputs are put into a mixer, panning / eq etc.
are now available to the player.
Panning L / R creates an effective 'quasi stereo' effect.
This 2 way system lifts this instrument above all others when a 'live' performance is required.
This particular instrument can be played in sitting position as well as standing.
The visual impact has been noted.