A custom-built Alembic eight string bass
Depending on condition, an Alembic Spoiler is worth $1500 to 2000 US.
Alembic started making its famous bass instruments in 1972 for Jack Casady. This bass has state variable filtering capacity and has pickups mounted on brass tubing so that their positions could be adjusted.
alembic back in 1989
Lefay, PRS, Fender and Alembic
Yes, a bass is a string instrument.
The lowest string on a four string double bass is an E string. If you have a fairly rare five string double bass then the lowest fifth string is a B string.
it is cause the string bass has 4 strings so it belongs to the string family lol :D
The stringed bass/upright bass has the lowest register in the string family. The cello is also a bass string instrument, though it's not as low as the bass.
The top string on a double bass is the G string, in standard tuning. A tenor bass has a high C string. A five string bass may have a high C as well (or a low B).
The highest open string pitch on a bass is a G.