An electric upright bass

dc.contributor.advisorGadbois, Denis
dc.contributor.authorCasselman, Gregg
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 149-150en
dc.description.abstractElectric upright basses are stringed musical instruments that combine elements of the acoustic double bass and the electric bass guitar. The vertically-oriented interface they present resembles that of the double bass. They rely, however, on electronics to amplify their sound instead of the hollow wooden body of the acoustic. The current interest in electric upright basses (EUBs) seems to be driven primarily by jazz and pop musicians looking back to the tradition of upright bass playing but insisting on the advantages that modern musical instrument technology has to offer. This project is the design of an electric upright bass through the application of the industrial design process. The history of bass design, EUB design precedents, the interface between the instrument and the player, material and technological considerations and manufacturing processes are addressed. The environmental sustainability of the design and human factors concerns are presented. The primary focus of the project is the appropriateness of the form and function of the design. A prototype, constructed for this project, will demonstrate the decisions made in the design process and will serve as a basis for a discussion of these decisions. It will also help identify areas within the design that can be improved on or developed further.
dc.format.extentviii, 150 leaves ; ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.identifier.citationCasselman, G. (1999). An electric upright bass (Master's thesis, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada). Retrieved from doi:10.11575/PRISM/21693en_US
dc.identifier.lccML921 .C37 1999en
dc.publisher.facultyEnvironmental Design
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccML921 .C37 1999en
dc.subject.lcshDouble bass--construction
dc.subject.lcshBass guitar construction
dc.subject.lcshMusical instruments, Electronic
dc.subject.lcshDesign, Industrial
dc.titleAn electric upright bass
dc.typemaster thesis of Calgary of Environmental Design (MEDes)
ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1185 520680151
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