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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by arizonabass, Apr 16, 2002.
Where did the term "double bass" come from. What is it the double of?
I think the "double" refers to the instrument's function of doubling the cello/continuo line in early music.
Wrong, it's about register. Please refer to one of the many previous threads on this for more detail.
David, since a search for "Double Bass definition" makes the forum search engine go "tilt", how would you suggest I search for that particular thread you refer to?
Try this one, about halfway down, under "Why they are called Double Basses".
Thank you, Chris! Now I understand -- sort of.