High Plains "Drifter"by Mr Tibbs (aka jt burnbridge)
A four string baritone, b-e-a-d tuning
Lowezo 9" cone
8 stonehenge pickups, in two groups of 4: (stereo array)
With one more under the cone
Wood and strap knobs from a 100 year old chest of drawers
Brass plates cut and acid etched by hand
Danelectro baritone neck w/ hand cut buffalo horn nut
Buffalo horn bass reflex ports
No volume or tone, no artificial flavors
It can use 5 different amp setups:
A: monophonic: cone only
B: stereophonic: downstroke left, upstroke right
C: triphonic: cone + stereo array
D: quadrophonic: left & right bass B string, left & right E-A-D
E: pentaphonic: stereo bass array, stereo guitar array + cone
yep, vastly different sounds from 5 amps at once. ;)
has this ever been done before? i don't know. I'd heard rumors of this setup being possible. it does produce a noticable ping pong effect. the transients go to one channel or the other, but the note sustains out of both sides of the stereo array.
will post recordings when I move to Columbus OH later this week and can scare up some amps and recording gear.
more pics on my profile page.
how-to-etch pics are forthcoming.
Here's a quick recording ... bass l/r, cone pickup and vocals.
I don't have 3 amps, so I had to fake it this once w/ overdubs
You'll get the stereo effect best w/ headphones...unless you have a bumping sound system
oh, and this song isn't safe for work. some swearing...sorry