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Nothing but Bass: Nico Abondolo Plays the Octobass

Now this is a bass.

The Octobass is an enormous, three-string instrument that tunes an octave below a standard double bass. It’s so large that the player has to use special keys on its side to change pitches on each string.

The Musical Instrument Museum – which now seems to be the coolest museum ever – lent out their Octobass to Nico Abondolo for a recording session for the soundtrack to the movie The Hunger Games.

As the video description states: “For best results, turn up your subs!”