Photograph copyright 2010 Piotr Mendel.
One huge solid stick of mahogany, four long and thick strings, a piezo pickup and not much more - that's the Ergo electric upright bass we sampled. An odd sounding bass with very simple construction, also tuned down extremely low here. Sampled bowed and plucked. The lowest notes sampled for both are E an entire E below the E on a standard-tuned bass.
Perhaps best used not for its natural bass sound, but as source material for creating your own sounds. As an example of that, we have included a some tuned kick drums made from some of the lower notes sampled. They are filthy and rattle around in a very organic way. Here's a demo of just the string kicks.