by Jerry Toga
Chances are, if you've found this site, you're the type of person who would crawl over sharp rocks for a pounding bass sound. We sound geeks seek deep bass in our clubs, cars, concerts, music, films and games. In an effort to describe the intensity deep sound, we dig up words like "fat" and "chunky" and "rich".
There is a shared human response to deep, rumbling sounds that echoes back through the ages to a group of ancestors beating a sacred drum around a fire.
But in our collective human memory, our relationship with bass sounds is imprinted on our psyche with our very first sensation of rhthym: the beating of our mother's heart. We cannot hear this beat, but from the very first we can feel it: a low, repeated beat that teaches us from the first that life is music, and that sound is feeling.
Sound is feeling. That's what it comes down to. When sounds go low enough, we can't hear them anymore: we can only feel them.
As we get older, we search for that feeling. Some believe that the sensation is so intense it can actually alter your brainwaves and physiological functions. It can make you feel dizzy, crazy, drunk. It can make you feel part of the sound.
And that brings us to the bass shaker.
When sounds go so low, our speakers and subwoofers struggle. They clip and distort and just can't reproduce the feeling accurately.
We bass-heads know this, and so we turn to the bass shaker: the only gadget that answers the call of the low, low bass. Bass shakers turn low sound into vibration, and bring to life those films, games and songs created by artists who love bass as much as we do. And it does it without hurting our ears, our pockets or our sub woofers.
So when it all comes down to it, why do we love bass? Why do we love bass shakers?
Because sound is feeling. And it feels GOOD to feel.