The largest and lowest string instrument in the orchestra. The double bass goes by many names: upright bass, bass fiddle, contrabass, standup bass, acoustic bass, or string bass to name just a few. No matter what you call it, the bass is the lowest sounding string instrument, making it the musical foundation of almost any style of music.
The lowest sounding instrument in most pop and rock music. Although it looks a lot like an electric guitar, the electric bass is actually more similar to its acoustic version, the upright or double bass. Electric basses send their sound to amps through pickups that are built into the body of the instrument, instead of needing a large hollow space for the sound to resonate in. It’s become the go-to bass instrument for popular and rock music.