Piotr Sell – DSDV 3 electric upright bass

The DSDV 3 bass is shaped to suit a double bass player by maintaining the feel and playability of an acoustic instrument in a form that isn’t reduced to just the minimum interface. A sense of volume is given to it by the Möbius strip-like wing that delimits a virtual sound box. This feature isn’t required by an electric instrument to produce sound but the wing allows the player to rest the instrument on his or her body in an accustomed playing position. It gives the bass the right feel. Although the bold silhouette of an acoustic double bass bears an expressiveness that can’t be achieved by a more compact electric instrument, with the DSDV 3 bass I wanted to experiment if an electric upright bass could become a distinctive, contemporary visual sign that speaks for itself, without loosing the familiar feel or its role of a tool for making music.