The largest of the string instruments, the bass has the lowest sounds of the orchestra. But, did you know that a bass can also play as high as a violin? It’s true! The bass is capable of playing the entire range of any of the above-listed instruments. While basses mainly provide the foundation for music, a bass also has the ability to play any melody. An added bonus with bass is playing jazz, rock, pop, etc. It is truly the most versatile of all the string instruments.