If a stellar-mass black hole is a violin, an IMBH is a double bass.
Like a streak of jagged, blistering lightning, a tone would dart from the double bass to the very scroll of the fiddles.
Dragonetti played on a Gaspar di Salo and a Stradiuarius double bass.
In the “singing-pew” sat a clarionet, a double bass, a bassoon, and a flute: also a tenor voice which “set the tune”.
Every one looked at the double bass, but all his strings were for the moment intact.
The drone had leapt up to a deep, menacing note, like the E string of a double bass.
The technique of the double bass presents certain difficulties inherent in an instrument of such large proportions.
The practical compass of the double bass extends from (real sounds) with all chromatic intervals.
The technical capabilities of the double bass are necessarily somewhat more limited than those of the violoncello.
It is made exactly, in all its proportions, like a double–bass, but it is twelve feet in height.
Another name for the bass viol.