Parts of the Double Bass

The parts of the double bass is similar to that of a cello. the difference is, of course, in it's size. Although both the cello and the double bass is played by using a bow, the double bass can also be played by striking or plucking the strings. Another difference is that the double bass may be played either seated or standing, although most musicians are more comfortable playing it while standing because of its size.
Here are the parts of a double bass.

Tail Spike or Endpin - This is located underneath the double bass. The function of the endpin is to support the instrument and ensure that it doesn't slip while being played.

Tailpiece - This is located at the bottom of the double bass. Usually made of plastic, it's function is to hold the strings.

F-Hole - The f-hole is called such because it is in the figure of the letter "f." The function of the f-hole is to allow the sound to come out as well as to amplify the sound.

Bridge - This is the part of the double bass that holds the strings. As the strings vibrate, sound travels to the body of the double bass and comes out of the f-hole.

Neck and Fingerboard - Both refers to the long part of the double bass that is attached to the body. The strings are pressed down on the fingerboard while playing.

Strings - This is the part that enables the double bass to produce sound in varying pitches depending on what you press on the fingerboard.

Pegs and Pegbox - The double bass has four (others even five) strings and it is wrapped around a peg. The peg is used to tune or alter the pitch of the double bass.

Scroll - This is located at the top end of the double bass and is also referred to as the ornamental curve of the instrument.