In his pursuit of the instrument’s sonic development, Carbonne later became the first musician to perform on 10 and 12 stringed fretless “sub-bass” instruments. At the 2007 winter NAMM convention, visited by leading bassists from all the world’s corners, notably Carbonne was the only of many professional bassists actively performing and recording with these amazing “orchestral bass monsters.” Yves has formed a lasting association with one of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative luthiers of bass instruments, the founder of the Bass Art Company, Jerzy Drozd. Drozd, based in Barcelona Spain is well known among bass enthusiasts for the models Carbonne plays, the Legend X and Legend XII; and the 12 string instrument features new low B string tuned at an earth-moving 15.4 Hertz! One might infer from the sounds heard on Seven Waves, the instrument when in played in France sounds as if it has the potential to register on Richter scales in the Americas.
What tuner can get down to 15.4 hertz? You guessed it...