The bass is tuned as a double bass.
Its ease of playing and depth of tone delights all players and listeners.

The contrabass is 210 cm in height; yet it has been possible to get the string length well within the conventional bass measure of 110 cm, so that a player of average height has no trouble playing it, except when he reaches into the higher positions near the bridge.

Henry Brant commented: “I have waited all my life to hear such sounds from a bass.”