An oft-undervalued instrument. Those who play or admire the washtub bass realized that its inexpensive construction and simplicity sometimes distract idiots from the rich variety of notes and tones one can achieve when playing a washtub bass. If one wants to add more dancibility to their band's music, they need to get a washtub bassist, who will most likely have wicked arm muscles. Also know as a gutbucket.
Guy 1: "Man, that chick is hot."
Guy 2: "Aw dude, that's Rachel. Don't mess with her, she's a washtub bassist."
Guy 1: "Thanks bro. Close call. She could deck my ass."