Low Frequency Feedback Drones: A non-invasive augmentation of the double bass

Liontiris, Thanos Polymeneas

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper illustrates the development of a Feedback Resonating Double Bass. The instrument is essentially the augmentation of an acoustic double bass using positive feedback. The research aimed to reply the question of how to augment and convert a double bass into a feedback resonating one without following an invasive method. The conversion process illustrated here is applicable and adaptable to double basses of any size, without making irreversible alterations to the instruments.