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    Montreal Symphony acquires Octobass!
    The Montreal Symphony Orchestra will debut its newly-acquired octobass at a concert this evening – making it the first orchestra in the world to have the the rare instrument in its ranks. Standing 12 feet 8 inches tall, the giant bass is a faithful reproduction of the original octobass, built by Jean-Baptiste Villaume around 1850. The three-stringed instrument, which can reach the lowest notes on a piano, will be performed by double bassist Eric Chappell.

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  • #2
    since he wasn't using the fretboard, he could only play three notes
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    • #3
      Looks like he's doing something with his left hand to manipulate the pitch.
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      • #4
        Each string and a pitch lever ( left hand) that changes the length of the strings like a capo on a guitar.
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        • #5
          Oh, I didn't see that
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          • #6
            It´s a lovely little instrument.

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