Talk:Bass (instrument)

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Bass family?[edit]

The modern upright/double Bass is not a member of the Violin family it is a descendant of the Viol. This can be seen in the shape of the instrument (Pointed shoulders not rounded like the violin Cello, and the tuning 4ths between strings not 5ths.)


It's generally regarded as related to the violin because it is so commonly used alongside violins, violas and cellos. However, if you're sure about the descent, it would be worth at least adding a link to viol and making a note on the double bass article. Basswulf 09:44, 6 Nov 2003 (UTC)
The viola is tuned to fifths. Hyacinth 12:19, 25 February 2006 (UTC)


What? No Ampeg Baby Bass?


Are the parentheses in the title necessary? How about Bass instrument? Hyacinth 12:20, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

I think the parenthesis are just standard for a page that comes from a disambiguation page, but I'm not sure. I do think it would look better without parenthesis since it's talking about bass instruments. RageGarden 03:04, 18 April 2007 (UTC)