Shortbass-One is a really acoustic musical instrument, a real alternative to double bass with the advantage of a small size.
SCALE: 60 cm / 23.6 inch
19 playable keys
AMPLIFICATION: single piezo pickup
SIDE / BACK: Sapele
STRINGS: Red Series Aquila Corde Armoniche
RED SERIES STRINGS – AQUILA CORDE ARMONICHE
All Shortbass-One models are using a new type of strings specifically designed by Aquila Corde Armoniche for this instrument: the red series. Red Series strings are basically a mixture of elastic plastic mixed with copper metal powder to make the sound rich and powerful. They are designed and manufactured at our headquarters in Vicenza – Italy
1) A powerful sound, rich and warm, excellent sustain.
The combination of ShortBass-One with these new strings produced a truly innovative sound with sonority very similar to the timbre of the double bass. There is nothing comparable with these strings on the market, either wound or in alternative materials.
2) They do not rotate and do not stick:
in the past the attempt of many companies by experimenting with new materials to produce alternative strings to traditional wound strings achieved poor results due to resistance of the material to the fingers, such as for silicone, or for annoying rotation of the string that makes extremely difficult to play.