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New Contrabass....

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bholder, Mar 4, 2021.


  1. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Harmonica Day! Wow this thing is weird!

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    It's huge! As long as my forearm + fist! And it's blow only, no "in" notes.

    And the holes are arranged like a piano's - makes it easier for me! (Can't really play a normal harmonica yet).

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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Big and Low:
     
  3. Oddly

    Oddly

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Never heard of such a thing before. What a great sound!
     
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  4. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I've blown big woodwinds for decades, so I know something about air support - this take a lot of wind! Goes down to C1, about 64hz. :)
     
  5. BarfanyShart

    BarfanyShart

    Sep 19, 2019
    DC Metro
    It's a good bass sound for recording. Like, I would record one note at a time and piece it together in a DAW, or trigger it or something. I don't think I would want to put in the time to become a competent player, that would be like training for a triathlon.
     
  6. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I kinda need to be training for that triathalon anyway...
     
  7. Wasnex

    Wasnex

    Dec 25, 2011
    Is this what was use with the Sanford and Son theme? Listen to the entrance at about 0:04


    I remember similar sounds during episodes of Green Acres as well. No telling what instrument was used though.
     
  8. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Wow, I've never heard of a harmonica that didn't work both ways! Bizarre...
    But sounds like a cool instrument.
     
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  9. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Oh yeah, the ascending "duh duh duh duh duh" line sounds like it might be one, cool! The other harmonica is a normal one, you can hear the stereotypical "push/pull" sounds. But that low one... :D (edit - just checked, that riff is playable on this, right about the middle of the range, perfect!)

    And.... MORE COWBELL! hehe
     
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  10. rashrader

    rashrader

    Mar 4, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    That sounds difficult!!
     
  11. edencab

    edencab

    Aug 14, 2013
    Toronto, On
    this saxophone...Contrabass...is not photo shopped

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  12. sonojono

    sonojono Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2013
    Los Angeles/Riverside
    0:07 sounds like the time I busted a 2AM Del Taco drive-thru trip :roflmao:
     
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  13. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    It’s all over this tune...
     
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  14. skycruiser

    skycruiser

    Jan 15, 2019
    Texas
    I think this used a bass harmonica

     
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  15. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

  16. edencab

    edencab

    Aug 14, 2013
    Toronto, On
    :roflmao:
     
  17. moderatelyfunky

    moderatelyfunky Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2020
    So cool! The sound is amazing.

    Please post updates as you get to know it.
     
  18. GretschWretch

    GretschWretch Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    East Central Alabama
    I'll bet there's no neck dive on THIS!
     
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  19. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I don't have one of them...

    ...yet! :)
     
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  20. nbsipics

    nbsipics Ours' is the only Reality of Consequence Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    Harp Bait!
     
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