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The MIDI 6 string double bass. Our most technologically advanced bass,
combines the worlds, finest pickup system with the most intelligent MIDI
scheme for unsurpassed analog tone and superior MIDI tracking.

A special edition of our Clevinger Opus 6 string bass is combined with
leading edge MIDI technology, yielding this breakthrough instrument,

Six string - Please call for prices 510-444-2542 (with Axon AX XB 100 midi controller and gig bag)

* Call for four and five string prices.

Why Musical Instrument Digital Interface "
MIDI enables your instrument to:

* Sound like any instrument of the
orchestra, or even instruments from
other planets!

* Control samplers, synths, effects
devices, sound libraries.

* Communicate with any MIDI device,
such as a keyboard, rack module, your
computer or digital studio, even play
on the Internet!

* Create an entire musical production
using just your bass with a MIDI

* Now, your bass can talk to your
computer, using the wide range of
music transcription software to
produce professional quality sheet music.

Improvements in MIDI detection make it possible to track bass notes.
The Axon AXSB-100 is our MIDI interface of choice, and is available
in a package with the CLEVINGER IMPERION. If you already
own a Roland or Yamaha interface, you too may use the IMPERION as a better

The RMC Polyphonic Pizz Arco Bridge was ‘specially designed for Clevinger.
This digital-ready bridge pickup system is precision engineered to aerospace
tolerances. It’s space age composite yields optimal MIDI signals and amazingly clear full analog tone, bowed or plucked. The onboard RMC Poly Drive I circuitry gives the best analog tone and MIDI capability.

Assuming you are already familiar with the scope of live performance and studio options that MIDI opens up to the bassist and not been sold on MIDI. Perhaps you’ve already seen a guitarist sound like a Hammond B3 and were shocked by this. Maybe you have decided MIDI is not for you. Please consider the following:

As an instructional tool for learning good intonation, there is simply no better means. The bassist is now able to essentially play a duet with him or herself. Your playing partner, the MIDI device, has impeccable intonation (pitch bend in OFF setting). You may now adjust the volume mix between yourself and your MIDI “partner’s” voice, and as you gain confidence, you can increase your own volume. The results of this type of practice are simply astounding. Even a veteran player will be made aware of shortcomings in his/her playing.

Precision Bass? For the first time, the double bassist can play absolutely in tune even if the bassist can’t hear the instrument. This is achieved by using the MIDI voice with the chromatic setting (pitch bend off). It is like having invisible frets.







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