Archive for the ‘fretless’ Category

When God Comes Down From Heaven

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014


When God Comes Down From Heaven is a release from 2010 that was lost in the demise of a website music community I had hosted called Not Only Music. The music features bowed and ebowed mandolin, vocals, fretless bass, and percussion. Probably some other stuff I forgot about too. It is 12 equal – but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless.

DIY Electric (franken) Cello

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

I received an unused electric bass and purchased an ebony cello fingerboard and cello bridge from Amazon. After removing the fretboard I cut down the fingerboard to the desired length and glued it in place. I created a nut by taking a 1/4″ long section from what I cut off the fingerboard and glued it to a 1/4″ x 1/4″ square dowel and filed string guides to a comfortable depth. I cut down the cello bridge and also cut shallow guides into it. The pickup was raised as far as it could go. I finger pick and bow the instrument for the sound track in the video. I still have to work out a “foot” and probably cut away more wood after mounting the electric controls below the bridge. I also have to learn how to play it with more dexterity – what you hear is proof-of-concept.

Bard – a piece for fretless guitar and fretless bass in quartertones

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Angelos Quetzacoatl composed this piece and then we performed it on video for your enjoyment during a recent visit. Angelos plays fretless guitar and I play fretless bass in 24 edo (quartertones).

Audio Only