Basetle, also called the basedla, basedle, or bosas, is a bass string instrument played with a bow.  The shape is similar to the string contrabass.  It is made of spruce, maple or birch wood.  Three, or less commonly two or four gut strings are used, tuned among themselves at an interval of a fourth.  The basetle has been used in Lithuania since the middle of the 19th century to play the bass part

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