Bowable, Midi Out, Cello Bass Recommendations
This past week I heard a Jensen cello bass, playing in a three piece band Mesmerhythms (guitar, cello bass and guest harmonica.) Music performance was great (sort of an acid jazz genre IMHO - unique sound). The cello bass was a Jensen made in Seattle and it had an amazing sound range covering both the bass (often real time player initiated loops) and the cello - same physical instrument/performer, as an improvised voice, both plucked and bowed.
I looked online at the Jensen instrument offerings for the cello bass and they include in addition to a great acoustic bass sound, cello string notes that can be had in fourths (EADG versus standard cello strings in fifths - convenient if you want to play a cello with your bass fingering patterns), also it featured MIDI out, and even 5 string models and 4 string with extensions. Also the bowed cello was very expressive. Quite an impressive instrument and player. My question is: Does anyone know of other manufactures who are building EUBS/cello basses with similar properties?
Thanks for the advice.