Prepared Bass Examples

both of these tracks were played direct into and then pieced together in ableton live, with the following processing: compressor, slight overdrive, eq, panning, reverb

 

metal
gong sounds from zips in strings
slide scrapping on strings
slides as eerie pad
test clips as gamelan sounds
alligator clips as gamelan sounds
taped alligator clips as bell sounds
heavy zips as darker gong
mini binder clips as asian percussion sound

 

wood
scouring brush
mini tenderizing mallet
chopsticks as bowed sound
coffee stirring stick stuck into strings struck with chopstick
coffee stirring stick stuck into strings struck with tenderizing mallet
coffee stirring stick stuck into strings struck with fingers
coffee stirring stick stuck into strings struck with thumb
rhythm stick on higher strings
rhythm stick on lower strings
wooden disc in string struck with mallet for low drone sound

 

 

 

 

 
Applied Tools and Technology:
The music stand has all of the tools for preparations and the floor is full of the effects (two loopers are not shown in the picture).