Os meus Contrabassettos
Due to extensive interest, I developed a special type of instrument, which I've dubbed the contrabassetto.
Entirely build upon my original drawing, is available in various models:
The contrabassetto is a special instrument I developed last years to supply the traveling musician with a comprehensive portable solution. Its entirely acoustic in its design and functionality, giving the bassist the same feeling and ergonomy of the traditional bass, but light weight and small enough to fit even the most constrained baggage.
There's no acoustically limitation which impose changes in the playing technique. Is possible to play it with all articulations of the advanced technique, all kind of repertoire; with no amplification troubles!
My contrabassettos are instruments devoted to frequent travel and amplified recitals, but that can be effectively used acoustically in small chamber groups.
Um de meus Contrabassettos tocado por Ricardo Candido na Orquestra de Ouro Preto
Have great volume and projection while maintaining consistency in timbre in all registers. And it is always possible to slightly amplify the bass frequencies to play with the feel, sound and "bottom" of much larger instruments with every comfort, not only in transportation but especially in the execution.
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Ricardo Candido, solista do Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro. Arco e pizzicato...