Sunday, September 9, 2007

Bazantar - Five String Double Bass

The bazantar is a custom made string instrument invented by musician Mark Deutsch, who worked on the design between 1993 and 1997 (US patent 5883318 issued March 16, 1999).

The bazantar is a five string double bass with 29 sympathetic and 4 drone strings and has a melodic range of five octaves. It is designed as a separate housing for sympathetic strings (to deal with the increased string tension) mountable on a double bass or cello, modified to hold drone strings.

Here is a 10 min video by Mark Deutsch himself.


Bertram LeClerc said...

Absolutely brilliant

bazantar fan said...

I love Mark's work on fool - has to be one of my favourite albums of all time!

marshall said...

hello the double string double bass is a great string i just got it and is very nice great sound i love it and for me is and unique sound i had a terrible pneumonia signs so after i leave the hospital i was at the music store i i just buy my string really nice one .

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