Originally Posted by DocBop
I tried searching but the search engine surprisingly came up blank. So forgive my rookie question.
I see 5-string DB's advertised and some mention here. I wonder are they mainly adding a B-string or a high C-string?
More often low B or low C below E, but in the jazz world sometimes a high C. The main drive for the 5 string DB came from the need for contra C in orchestral repertoire, and is the most popular way for reaching this in Germany and some other European countries.