Godzilla's roar, what is actually making that sound?


Ted Cassidy.

A glove was run over the strings of a contrabass, then the resulting sound was altered. Google is failing me for reliable cites, so Ask Metafilter will have to do.

I have heard the same explanation Tengu gives. It was authoritative, but I can’t remember where it was. The glove was a leather one, and it was rosined up and run along a bass string.

How’s this for a cite: http://www.akiraifukube.org/biography_part_four.htm ?