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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Hohner Basset a.k.a. Hohner Bass Video Demo

Published on Apr 19, 2013 TheLaboratoryofSound·1 video

"When this 50 year old baby arrived in my workshop [http://www.labofsound.com/en] it didn't make any sound. It had several problems, among which a blown transformer. I am very glad that I was able to revive this wonderful piece of history that is considered the first solid-state (transistorized) bass synth. Its sound palette is very simple but effective. When you play this baby even at reasonable levels, things will start to shake around you, the bass is that intense. Because there is little info on the web and in particular on Youtube I thought it would be nice to post a little video of me improvising on this little beast from the sixties. You will not be able to hear the sine bass on your laptop speakers, you'll need studio monitors to hear this low bass sound. Enjoy."

These come up on eBay now and then. There's actually one listed here. It's great to see video and hear what one actually sounds like.

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