The Octobasse Is an Enormous Stringed Instrument That Creates Sounds Too Low for Humans to Hear

You probably think you know the taxonomy of stringed instruments. Violins are the tiniest ones, followed by violas, cellos, and basses. But there is another, way huger instrument, appropriately named the octobasse, which sounds like a mythical monster.

The octobasse is a string instrument that can create sounds so low, humans can’t hear them. What is the point of that, you ask? Maybe to feel the vibrations? Unclear, but it’s pretty metal.


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