This stop is mentioned only by Adlung, who writes:
At St. Bartholomäus in Danzig there is an open Subbass 16'. It may be a wooden substitute for the Principal [16'], or intended for some other purpose, since normally a Subbass is a Gedackt, although it does have other meanings. For example, in times past the Grossholzflöt was also called Subbass or Thunbass (i.e., Tonbass); see Praetorius, p. 132.
No examples are known. Contributions welcome.
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