I’m working on a video about this instrument I found in the trash. I won’t go into great detail about the adventures I had in restoring it until I’m done with the video, but in the meantime, here is a little sample library I made from it. The sound is the classic thud you expect from a hollow body bass from the 60s.
I played it using just my fingers (i.e. no pick). The Coral Fiddle Bass has two pickups, and what’s unique about this sample library is I was able to record both pickups at the same time, meaning there are no phase issues. Because I was only able to put three strings on this instrument, it has a limited range, but I did record each note with four round robins, which should help facilitate fast runs.
NOTE: In order for the tone control on this library to work, you must be using DecentSampler 1.9.13. The rest of the library should work fine, however.
The sample library works with the free Decent Sampler player plugin. Download it here.