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string bass

 (bās)

string bass

(beɪs)
n
(Instruments) another name for double bass

dou′ble bass′

(beɪs)
n.
the largest instrument of the violin family, having three or, usu., four strings, rested vertically on the floor when played.
[1720–30]
dou′ble bass′ist, n.
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Noun1.string bass - largest and lowest member of the violin familystring bass - largest and lowest member of the violin family
bass - the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
bowed stringed instrument, string - stringed instruments that are played with a bow; "the strings played superlatively well"
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His uncle is the legendary six string bass player and performer Abraham Laboriel.
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The 25 members of the Community Chorus will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra, with professional musicians playing harp, cello, clarinet, flute, oboe, violin, string bass and piano.
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The band consists of Marcus Mumford (lead vocals, guitar, drums, mandolin), Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboards, accordion, drums), Winston Marshall (vocals, banjo, guitar, resonator guitar), and Ted Dwane (vocals, string bass, drums, guitar).
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Referred to as a bass fiddle, contrabass, string bass or bull fiddle, the double bass is often confused with its close relative the cello.
McMahan Hall includes five studios for faculty who give lessons on large instruments such as tuba, percussion, and string bass.
Mid and upper bass reproduction was powerful and clean, with utterly clean string bass performance.
They hold a tenor banjo, a guitar, what appears to be an upright string bass with a round sound hole (not the more typical f-holes), and a mandolin, cuatro, or tiple-like instrument of more strings than the small image allows me to count.
They kick off right after the eighth chime from the post office bell tower with the traditional 'Ojai Band Song,' sung by one of Ojai's local choir directors," writes Laura Denne, who plays string bass in the band.
The string bass, now rarely played in its traditionally Western European arco or bowed manner, is played primarily pizzicato or plucked, supplying rhythm, keeping time, and providing a harmonic foundation.