Is this how they made the Godzilla roar?
January 26, 2004 4:02 AM   Subscribe

Godzilla roar, the making thereof. [more inside]

According to at least two sites, the Godzilla roar was made by "rubbing the strings of a contrabass with a glove." First off, is a contrabass really just a double bass? Second, can anyone verify this since I don't really have access to a double bass. I've always been curious how to get that distinctive sound...
posted by plinth to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
Yes, the contrabass is the same as the double bass. And who were you hoping to convince that wasn't googlable?
posted by fvw at 4:42 AM on January 26, 2004

There was more than one question to his question, fvw, or were you just too busy leaping at the chance to be a jackass that you didn't read the whole post?

Plinth, why are you trying to replicate the sound of Godzilla? I can only imagine what you might be up to...
posted by jennyb at 7:59 AM on January 26, 2004

I'm not, per se, it's more like finding it interesting to know that I could and it's straight-forward.

And fvw, yes I did look it up and didn't get a satisfactory answer, and considering that the information I got about Godzilla was probably translated (badly) from Japanese, I don't fully trust that description either.

Trust that I understand the capabilities of the search tools, but was looking for something more authoritative rather than just Google-mining.
posted by plinth at 5:12 PM on January 26, 2004

Wikipedia and Everything2 are you friends.

As are, Meriam-Webster, and even Yahoo!.
posted by fvw at 8:36 PM on January 26, 2004

So what about playing one with a glove, Mr. Smartypants?
posted by plinth at 3:18 AM on January 27, 2004

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