(Also see "bass guitar
", if you're looking up the kind of fish, sorry)
The bass is a stringed instrument; they are modeled to have 4 strings (Tuned to E-A-D-G), 5 strings (B-E-A-D-G), 6 strings (B-E-A-D-G-C), and even up to 15 strings... although the usual bass you'd see have 4-5 strings (4-stringed being the basic).
There are two types of bass guitars-
#1 is the acoustic upright/violin/double bass (which is the size of an obese adult and would weigh half as much as one.
#2 is the electric bass which is much lighter, much smaller, and much louder than the double bass- which because of that, it replaced the double bass and the cello.
***HEY, IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT TRYING OUT A BASS GUITAR, READ THIS BIT FOR TIPS***
Compared to a regular guitar, the bass has a longer neck and thicker strings, making the frequency lower than what a guitar could reach. In technique, the bassist
has to concentrate more on where to place his/her fingers on the fingerboard than what string to pluck. This would mean that the bass is easier to learn but is harder to master than a guitar.
Also, since the bass can produce a low level of Megahertz and if it's at a high volume, this means you can FEEL the rumbling every time you strike a note, and since that the neck is very long, it makes an awesome chick-magnet!
TAKE NOTE!-- Do NOT, I repeat DO NOT, abuse the bass by striking a few random, repeating notes and let the rumble do all the work just to get yourself laid. Grab some discapline and learn what it means to play the bass, get a teacher, be more intuned with your favorite music. I seen and heard enough halfwits in parties and the radio repeating the same few notes on a B-tuned string with a bunch of 15 year old girls watching, be more open-minded than that.
The reason why I love the bass is because it's an underestimated and underrated instrument. And the people who hate or think the bass guitar and bassist are worthless are either
A) dumbasses who don't know what real music is
B) tools who needs to take a fucking musical theory
C) retards who think that the bass is an inferior form of the guitar (even though they both have very different backgrounds)