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Bass Viola da Gamba

Most surviving viols signed by or attributed to John Rose were likely made by the younger of a father and son pair of luthiers who went by the same name, and who worked in Bridewell, London, in the sixteenth ce... more

Bass Viola da Gamba

Andreas Jais was from a Tyrolean family of instrument builders active in Bolzano in the eighteenth century. Despite its unoriginal narrow neck and fingerboard (replacements from a conversion to the cello), this... more

Bass Viola da Gamba

This instrument is attributed to the English master luthier Barak Norman. Norman's workshop, "The Bass Viol," was one of many workshops of its kind located in the vicinity of Saint Paul's Cathedral, the epicent... more

Bass Recorder

Johann Schell (German, Nürnberg 1660–1732) Nuremberg, Germany

Bass Viol

The viol and violin families both consist of bowed string instruments with hourglass silhouettes, but the two differ in the number of strings (four for the violin family, usually six for the viols), the tuning ... more

Double Bass

Bartolomeo Cristofori (Padua 1655–1731 Florence) Florence, Italy

Double Bass and Bow

Probably by Charles Plumerel (French, mid-19th century) Mirecourt, France

Seven String Bass Viol

This instrument retains its original neck, which was reshaped when the viol was converted to a cello, probably in the late eighteenth or nineteenth century. Bass viols of French origin feature seven strings, an... more

Double Bass

Johann Ulrich Eberle (Austrian, Vils, Tyrol, 1699–1768 Prague) Prague, Czech Republic

Contra Bass Sordun in F (reproduction)

Karl Hermann Voigt (1850–1925)

Over-the-Shoulder bass saxhorn in E-flat

The over-the-shoulder horn, as used by Civil War bands, was the most distinctively American form of the saxhorn. Its backward-facing bell enabled it to be heard by troops marching behind the band. Ernest Seltma... more

Violoncello or "Yankee Church Bass"

William Green (American, Medway, Massachusetts, active 1798–d. 1825 Medway Massachusetts) Medway, Massachusetts, United States

Bass Clarinet in C

Nicola Papalini Chiaravalle, Italy

Bass Viol

Attributed to Abraham Prescott (American, Deerfield, New Hampshire 1789–1858 Concord, New Hampshire) Deerfield, New Hampshire, United States

Bass Ophicleide

France; Germany

English Bass Horn in B-flat

Frederick Pace (British, Dublin, Ireland 1805–1835 London) London, England, United Kingdom

Bass Ophicleide in C (?)

Bartsch (active 1835–1854) France

Bass Clarinet

Probably Paolo Maino (Italian, Milan active 1836–1881 Milan) Milan?, Italy

Bass Fluegel Horn in B-flat

Figure-eight form tenors came into use in the 1840s in Austria and southern Germany. As Lombardy was part of Austria until 1857, Austrian models were also built in northern Italy. Ferdinando Roth (Italian, Ador... more

Bass Clarinet in B-flat

Losschmidt developed this type of bass clarinet in 1852, following a temporary fashion of substituting brass for wood. Franz Losschmidt (Czech, active Olmütz 1852–1867) Olmütz, Czech Republic

Bass Harbor Head -- Maine

Caption: Bass Harbor Head Light Station, Maine. Date: 1925 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Bass Harbor Head

Bass Harbor Head -- Maine

Caption: Bass Harbor Head Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Bass Harbor Head

Bass Harbor Head -- Maine

Caption: Bass Harbor Head Light Station, Maine. Date: 1925 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Bass Harbor Head

Bass Harbor Head -- Maine

Caption: Bass Harbor Head Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Bass Harbor Head

Bass saxtuba in E-flat

Saxtubas were built as a family with instruments ranging from B flat sopranino to B flat contrabass. This bass in E flat was the second largest size. The striking appearance of the larger sax tubas was inspired... more

Bass Harbor Head -- Maine

Caption: Bass Harbor Head Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Bass Harbor Head

Bass Harbor Head -- Maine

Caption: Bass Harbor Head Light Station, Maine. Date: 1925 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Bass Harbor Head

Bass Harbor Head -- Maine

Caption: Bass Harbor Head Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Bass Harbor Head

Bass Harbor Head -- Maine

Caption: Bass Harbor Head Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Bass Harbor Head

Bass Harbor Head -- Maine

Caption: Bass Harbor Head Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Bass Harbor Head

scanned image from "The Cruise of the Beacon: a narrative of a visit to the Islands in Bass's Straits"

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scanned image from "The Cruise of the Beacon: a narrative of a visit to the Islands in Bass's Straits"

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scanned image from "The Cruise of the Beacon: a narrative of a visit to the Islands in Bass's Straits"

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scanned image from "The Cruise of the Beacon: a narrative of a visit to the Islands in Bass's Straits"

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Bass Saxhorn in B-flat

W. I. Seefeldt (?) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Bass Drum

John G. Pike (American, Plymouth, New York 1815–1884 Norwich, New York) Norwich, New York, United States

Bass, M - State: [Blank] - Year: [Blank]

Papers Relating to Citizens

Yankee Bass Viol

A form of folk cello or small bass made to accompany church choirs in New England. William Darracott, Jr. (American, Milford, New Hampshire 1799–1868 Milford, New Hampshire) Milford, New Hampshire, United States

Bass saxhorn

This instrument features several innovations by Sax, including his six independant valve system and a pavillon tournant, or moveable bell that can be adjusted by the player to direct the sound of the instrumen... more

Bass, L - Age [Blank], Year: 1865 - 14th US Colored Heavy Artillery, Wi-Y AND Misc Cards - United States Colored Troops: Artillery Organizations

Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War

Bass, Elijah B - Age [Blank], Year: 1865 - 13th US Colored Heavy Artillery, Misc Cards - United States Colored Troops: Artillery Organizations

Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War

map from "The Cruise of the Freak. A narrative of a visit to the islands in Bass and Banks Straits, with some account of the islands ... With illustrations and chart"

This image has been taken from scan 000006 from "The Cruise of the Freak. A narrative of a visit to the islands in Bass and Banks Straits, with some account of the islands ... With illustrations and chart". The... more

manuscript from "Miscellaneous Writings of J. Spreull, commonly called Bass John. With some papers relating to his history. 1646-1722. [Edited by J. W. Burns.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000155 from "Miscellaneous Writings of J. Spreull, commonly called Bass John. With some papers relating to his history. 1646-1722. [Edited by J. W. Burns.]". The title and su... more

Dancers in the Rehearsal Room with a Double Bass

Degas used an elongated frieze format for more than forty rehearsal scenes made over the course of two decades. This is one of the first such works; it was preceded by The Dance Lesson (ca. 1879, National Galle... more