Cellobass Options


Tunings

The Cellobass may be adapted to several different tunings, including:

Tuned in fifths:
 
4-string models: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
C, or A** 
 
 
 
(Octave lower than cello tuning) 
 
5-string models: 
 
 
 
 
 
C, or A** 
 

Tuned in fourths:
 
4-string models: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E, or D* 
 
 
(Conventional bass tuning) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B, or A* 
 
5-string models: 
 
 
 
 
 
E, or D* 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B, or A* 

Head Extensions

* Major Second Fingerable Head Extension. Lowers the range of the lowest string by a whole step. Includes an extension of the fingerboard to allow fingering of the half-step behind the nut.

** Minor Third Fingerable Head Extension. Lowers the range of the lowest string by a whole step. Includes an extension of the fingerboard to allow fingering of the two half-steps behind the nut.

Convertible Models

Convertible A - Fixed string length. This special five string Cellobass accepts cello and bass strings in various combinations and is tunable in fourths or fifths - and also other tunings, with normal or slightly reduced string tensions. Two anchor points are provided for the ball ends of each string to allow the use of bass or cello strings in all positions. Inquire for details.

Convertible B - Dual string lengths. Essentially two instruments in one, this five string Cellobass model provides a choice of two bridge positions for use with cello or bass strings. Two anchor points are provided in each string position for the ball ends of cello or bass strings. Tunable in fourths or fifths - and also other tunings, with normal or slightly reduced string tensions. Inquire for details.

Case

Airplane Luggage Case. A strong, lightweight fitted case made from laminated cellular lexan and ABS, with aluminum tracking, heavy duty hardware, and fitted foam interior.

Stand

Jensen Performance Stand. Especially designed for the Cellobass, and not a modified drum stand, this sturdy, lightweight stand provides excellent stability yet allows a comfortable freedom of motion. Height and tilt are adjustable. You can play standing up or seated on a stool, and walk away from the instrument without worry. Solidly built of stainless steel and aluminum, the Performance Stand does not wobble or rattle. It uses extra strength screw fittings and rubber covered leg ends. Easy to assemble, it collapses to fit in an Airplane Luggage Case. Comes with a removable bow hook, audio cord ties, and cloth wrapper. 

Wireless Systems

A choice of optional wireless systems link the Cellobass to stage electronics, letting you move freely on stage without cords. A lightweight transmitter and antenna are mounted inconspicuously on the back of the instrument. Utility grade and deluxe grade wireless systems are available. Inquire for details. 

Additional

Poly Junction Box. The Poly Junction Box is a matrix patch bay and mixing device which can expand the usefulness of your Cellobass equipped with a Series 2000 pickup system. Its main function is to direct any of six inputs to any of six outputs, separately or joined in any combination. Compatible with all current MIDI converters and polyphonic processors, the Junction Box lets you distribute string channels to work optimally with MIDI processors without being limited to preset or default settings. This can be useful to match your instrument tunings to frequency-selective inputs on MIDI converter-synths, and it lets you use a greater variety of converters and open string tunings. The six separate outputs can connect with separate inputs of a sound mixing console or amplifier system, provide independent loops for split or stereo effects, or connect with your special processing devices in many different ways. Standard 1/4", 8-conductor DIN, and 13-conductor jacks are provided for the inputs and outputs. The Poly Junction Box is compact, occupying a half rack space. It is simple to use, and comes with concise and clear instructions. 

Additional Thumb Stops. Extra behind-the-neck thumb stops may be ordered, to locate the left hand accurately in higher positions.

Knurled Tuning Knobs. Cylindrical twist tuning knobs with crosshatch surface, installed on standard machine tuners. Black or silver color.

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