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Thread #155925   Message #3672584
Posted By: GUEST,Blandy.
28-Oct-14 - 08:39 AM
Thread Name: Double Bass: Why called?
Subject: RE: Double Bass: Why called?
It's called a double bass because it's an octave below a standard bass viol. There's a degree of controversy here because it's not quite a violin and not quite a viol either, with characteristics of both, though the tuning & bow technique is more viol than violin.