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Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by olps, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. olps


    Nov 12, 2001
    Largest of the viola de gamba family, tuned an octave lower than a bass viol (D G C E A D). 17th century too.
  2. Andrew_S.


    Jul 24, 2001
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Holy Cow!!! That's a whole lotta bass...:eek: :eek:
  3. olivier


    Dec 17, 1999
    Paris, France
    Six strings and fretted: must be on the wrong side of the board... go back to the tabs.:D
  4. That's the viol family's doublebass. It's not tuned an octave lower than the doublebass we play.

    A bass viol is the viol family's counterpart to the 'cello.
  5. olivier


    Dec 17, 1999
    Paris, France
    The double bass is sometimes improperly called the "bass viol", which actually is the bass viola da gamba. Hence some frequent konfuzion.:rolleyes:
  6. olps


    Nov 12, 2001
    I didn't mean that it's tuned an octave lower than todays double bass.
  7. olps


    Nov 12, 2001
    Am I the only one G.A.S.ing like there's no tomorow for this baby? Unfortunately the likely hood of me even getting within sight of this thing is miniscule.
  8. Looks painfull.
    I can hear her wrist now.
  9. rablack


    Mar 9, 2000
    Houston, Texas
    Has John Turner seen this one?
  10. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    very cool pic. thanks for the heads up samuel and rablack. i wonder if they come in 7 string versions? ;)
  11. pea


    Aug 10, 2002
    south west england
    either she is vertically challenged, or that thing is pretty big!! would make a great mobile home though, stick some hinges on it and a yale lock, a cat flap and your laughing.

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