It's like a clarinet and saxaphone put together. It is 900 decatrillion times better than a ordinary soprano clarinet (the most common clarinet, the one you start off with before the bass). The Bass Clarinet is ballin. Freakin wayyy better. I don't know you, but some people that are insane about it say it's "The Sexiest Instrument Ever!". I'd say it is the sexiest instrument too because of it's elegent design.
It also has a beastly sound dude. No kidding man. The Bass Clarinet is the Beast overall!
The clarinet is bull. It's too old school. Not enough "Manlyness".