GigaRackett by Richard Bobo, plays down to 6Hz (video)

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  1. ixlramp

    ixlramp SS.org Regular

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    Good ammunition for when people claim that an extended range bass guitar can't be heard if the fundamental goes below 20Hz (*sigh*). This is clear and audible down to 6Hz.
    GigaRackett at 11:09.
    Chromatic scale from 12Hz to 6Hz at 14:35.
     
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    Idk if its the recording or my headphone giving up, but it was rumbling when I heard this
     
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    It's one thing to say that the instrument can be heard at all, but it's not the fundamental that you're hearing. I've always thought this of bass regardless -> The fundamental isn't that important, it's everything else.
     
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    I didn't think there would even be any sub frequencies in a compressed codec, but look here at 18:27 in the clip. At no other point in the clip is sub 20 Hz frequencies at noticable levels.
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    Anyways, to see if it really is the fundamental you're hearing/feeling (it's almost a hundred times weaker than the 19Hz peak, and ten times weaker than the 30 Hz one), see if anything happens when you play a sine note on this site: https://www.szynalski.com/tone-generator/
    Most sub woofers have a hard time below 30 Hz.

    I looked at the chromatic scale and yes, I would guess it's the third harmonic (24-36 Hz range) that you're reacting to. It's plenty low as it is.
     
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