Bassist #Yerko Sepulveda has introduced a new device for bassists called the #BackBeat. The wearable, portable unit straps to the back of your strap and acts as rumble pack to let you feel the bass notes as vibrations. This is especially helpful for modern bassists who use in-ear monitors and players who have to keep a low stage volume.
“Designed in Detroit, BackBeat is a wearable #subwoofer designed to meet the performance and practice needs of the serious bass player,” the BackBeat’s Kickstarter campaign states. “When you play a string on your bass, BackBeat turns the sound you make into a vibration you can feel. Plug your headphones into the BackBeat for a complete auditory and tactile immersion experience.”
The BackBeat has an on/off switch and two knobs: one for controlling the amount of rumble, and one for the headphone level. It runs on a rechargeable Li-Ion battery that can be plugged into the wall for charging. Other features include a signal input jack, a signal output jack, and an aux input.
The BackBeat has already reached its goal on Kickstarter, but the campaign will be open until April 24th. The unit is expected to ship in September of 2018 with a projected retail price of $349. Kickstarter backers are able to pre-order one for an early bird price of $249.