Not the famed SNL gag, but a device called MechBass by James McVay, which works like this:

Here it is, playing over the entire song:

And if it misses two rehearsals in a row, who cares?

(With thanks to Cameron Miquelon, who featured the full track earlier this week.)


  1. Charles Pergiel »

    29 November 2012 · 9:59 am

    Took me a long time to figure out that this thing is a bass guitar. I mean, that’s what it is, isn’t it? I can’t see any strings in the video, and none of the material calls it anything besides a “MechBass”, and what the heck is that?
    I guess it’s a cool machine, and since it’s modular, you could add as many strings as you want, like 88 and then you could have a player piano. That sounds like an electric guitar. If you wanted such a thing.

  2. CGHill »

    29 November 2012 · 11:57 am

    The four “strings” gave it away, didn’t it?

    Your attention is invited to this win in Guitar Hero on Freezepop’s “Get Ready 2 Rokk,” a song which contains no actual guitars at all.

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