The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #155925   Message #3672704
Posted By: michaelr
28-Oct-14 - 05:37 PM
Thread Name: Double Bass: Why called?
Subject: RE: Double Bass: Why called?
I was just recently told by the bassist in my band that it's called that because it (originally) "doubled" a higher-pitched instrument, e.g. the harpsichord, as mentioned above.