Tuning and Instruments

EUPHORIC 5 String Fretless

 

Eric and I first met in high school where we played in a rock band together called Needless Riot.

Now he's an expert woodworker, overall crafty creative and very talented guitar luthier who doesn't naysay any of the loftiest electric bass concepts I throw at him.

 

I'm the proud owner of his first electric bass, a beautifully carved, ambitious 36" 5-string fretless with a signature scroll. It is one of the most evenly weighted basses I have ever played and it has a huge range of tone potential.

Eric and I are currently brainstorming about a 5 string fan fretted bass with carbon fibre and wooden components with double stop hipshot tuners on every string. And of course it can trigger effects through embedded motion sensors!

Find out more about Euphoric Guitars and Eric's work here

I also participate in the practice of tuning in 5ths. I find both the double bass and the electric bass are extremely receptive to this tuning. There is an unmistakable resonance that opens up the instruments to rich overtones, clear harmonics and access to larger intervallic possibilities

To find out more about tuning in 5ths click here

I also participate in the practice of tuning in 5ths. I find both the double bass and the electric bass are extremely receptive to this tuning. There is an unmistakable resonance that opens up the instruments to rich overtones, clear harmonics and access to larger intervallic possibilities

To find out more about tuning in 5ths click here

INSTRUMENT LIST

1971 Pöllmann Double Bass 

Euphoric 5 String Fretless

1996 Modulus 5 String

1990 American Fender Jazz 5 String

Warwick Corvette 4 String Fretless

Peavey Cirrus 6 String

Eventide H9

Critter & Guitari Organelle

Montreal Assembly Count to 5

Nano POG and Mooer Tender 8ver

JamMan Solo XT