Diego Stocco’s “Experibass”

Innovation is a wonderful thing, especially in music. Sometimes you come across a project that is so cool and so different you have to share it.

Through Twitter (thanks to @zoecello for RT-ing the video) I came across the Experibass project by Diego Stocco. The video and process are incredible. Stocco built a new type of instrument combining the violin, viola, cello and bass on a bass body and plays it with an assortment of items to create a new kind of music.

Here is Stocco’s description of the project:

“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!”

For more, check out the Experibass Project site. For more of Stocco’s projects, visit his web site, including the very cool “Music from a tree.”

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  1. fourstringbattleaxe

    This is amazing! makes me feel like im watching 300! very nice work.