Back in the day, the original Fender Precision bass came with a plate over the bridge with a dampener built in. Leo Fender patented the bridge mute in 1966 with the idea of mimicking the deadened thud of a double bass. But those crazy rock n roll kids weren’t so keen and tended to remove the cover for more sustain. But the lovely, woofy, woolly thud of dampened bass strings was embraced by many of the Motown players, Paul McCartney in the early days and most famously Carol Kaye, the bass player on all the great Beach Boys recordings.
What’s Inside? – One Kontakt .nki instrument – Eight randomised round robins per note – 552 MB download (1.4GB uncompressed) – Fingered ( velocity 0-119) and Picked (velocity 120-127) articulations – Full range of all four strings sampled – Humanised ARP/sequencer – Fade (note length) control pre-mapped to Modwheel (changeable by right-clicking) – Mono/poly mode operates per string, so two notes can’t/can be played on the same string – Voice stack mode for up to eight notes at once – Transient, Tape, Amp and Cabinet modelling. – Three-band EQ – A hint of Room reverb – Everything is automatable