The Contrabass Compendium

The following is a list of bass and contrabass instruments, past and present. The links generally point to pages with more information, images, and sometimes sound clips on the particular horns. Some of the instruments below are horns I own, and some are horns I want to own.

If I missed any or you have any to add, please feel free to send me a message. If you have one of anything below that you'd like to unload, please let me know. If I'm not interested, I'm sure you can find an interested party on the Contrabass-List digest.

  • Bass Harmonica (bass harp)
  • Bass Recorder
  • Quart Bass recorder
  • Quint Bass Recorder
  • Great Bass Recorder
  • Contrabass and larger Recorders
  • Octobass/Contrabass Flutes
  • Contrabass Clarinet in GG
  • Contrabasset Horn in FF
  • Contralto Clarinet in EEb
  • Contrabass Clarinet in BBb 
  • Octo-Contralto Clarinet in EEEb
  • Octo-Contrabass Clarinet in BBBb
  • Bass Chalumeau
  • Bass Saxophone in Bb 
  • Contrabass Saxophone in Eb 
  • Subcontrabass Saxophone (?)
  • Tubax New!
  • Heckelphone 
  • Bass Oboe 
  • Contrabass Oboe in FF
  • Contrabass Oboe in CC
  • Bass Shawms and lower
  • Quart-Fagott
  • Contrabassoon 
  • Bass Dulcian
  • Quart Bass Dulcian
  • Quint Bass Dulcian
  • Bass Sordune
  • Great Bass Sordune


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