Plattabass: DIY Hybrid Bass / Turntable

Plattabass: DIY Hybrid Bass / Turntable

You might think that this can not be a real product. You’re right, but it is in development, at least that what the maker says. There is even a link to a prototype, but it’s still a far cry from a finished and working Plattabass.

Proposed specs, courtesy Ray:

  • 2 assignable cross faders, an extreme pitch control that goes to zero RMP, a thumb worn magnet that triggers a sensor inlaid in the back of the neck
  • Three control knobs, and 2 TRS stereo outputs
  • Fender P bass neck, Basslines 1/4 pound pickups, and Fender flat-wound strings
  • Technics 1200 motor, plater , and controls
  • The experimental, spring loaded ,3 pole, zero drag stylus cartridge caddy / Bas string bridge, will be a one off custom piece of metal work
  • I will need a dsp unit that has a phono preamp built in, I was thinking I could cannibalize a Rane TTM-56

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