Bassist Doesn't Need A Band (or Any Strings) To Write A Hit Song

Bassist Doesn't Need a Band (or Any Strings) to Write a Hit Song

What is the sound of a bass without strings? No, that's not a Zen mystery invented to challenge your preconceived notions of existence.

It was a challenge given to bassist YouTuber Davie504 by one of his subscribers. As luck would have it, the electronics in a bass can be made to function in a variety of percussive and semi-musical ways: tapping on the pickguard, snapping the bridge saddles, or using the 1/4 inch cable to produce a square wave-y tone when placed against something metal.

The sounds were then sampled and reconstructed into the impressive jam you hear below.


    This is exactly why the bassist in the band never gets the chicks.

    well this is clearly fake. That square wave tone has been sampled into a keyboard and played at different pitches - not different notes from touching different parts of the metal. Same with all he other noises, just samples played on a keyboard/drum machine.

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