Michael Manring explains his Hyperbass. The sounds he gets from this wonderful instrument are seemingly endless in variety. I particularly noted his mention of the “movement of tunings”. It seemed to me on hearing a performance that they were not only fascinating in themselves but created a kind of structure or sonic net for the pieces. Am I wrong?
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Here are a couple of Michael Manring/Hyperbass videos I posted last year. “Helios” and “The Enormous Room”
Michael Manring on his custom bass guitar, playing some very exciting and unusual stuff.
From Brian Wilson on YouTube
Michael Manring on his very cool custom bass. I saw Michael a couple of days ago, and I’m digging this today. (The Enormous Room…e.e. cummings early book about his imprisonment during World War I)
From Brian Wilson at YouTube