Hey Willis, How do you send signals from your bass to the V-Bass and other midi devices? Do you mod your bass’ bridge to send the signals via piezo? Also, I’ve noticed that you don’t have the controls for switching banks and controlling the volume also. Have you just bypassed that interface and handle it directly from the v-bass?

I have the Graph Tech Ghost piezo system installed and it integrates nicely with the VB-99 so everything is done from there. The VB-99 lets you choose whether you’re using the Roland GK-3B or a piezo system. I’ve moved the 3 controls (the 2 switches and the GK-Volume converted to a switch) to the side of the ramp. I’ve assigned those controls to send midi-note messages to Ableton Live which then get interpreted to activate scene up, scene down and scene launch events. I’ve already got plenty going on with the FC-300 on the floor plus a few more things so it makes critical scene switching less error-prone.

Custom VB-99 switches

Custom VB-99 switches