Electric Bach
Seven-string electric bass arrangements of works by
the Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Hanewinckel 7-String Electric Bass
Tuning: B E A D G C F
This instrument was custom made for me in 2001 by Hanewinckel Guitars. For most performances I use my Eden WT-405 Time Traveler or WT-800 heads and one or two Eden CXM-110 speaker cabinets.
In some respects, the 7-sting electric bass more closely resembles a viola da gamba than it does its ancestor the double bass bass due to its size, the number of strings and presence of frets.
Portrait of French composer and viola da gamba master Marin Marais, by André Bouys, 1704.