The Tenor for sweet leads and solos and the Seconds:
The most versatile instrument in the steel band family, the Double Second is an excellent solo or ensemble instrument. Based on Ellie Mannette's original whole-tone design, this pattern is played by nearly every professional. With its warm, dark tonal quality, this instrument is used to "comp" chords, carry the melody or solo. The Double Second is the most prolific and elegant instrument in the steel band family.