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15.
The most important instrument in rock music. Along with the drums, forms the rhthym secion of the band, making a backbone for the song. Played with the fingers, instead of with a pick, as with an electric guitar. However, in faster-paced music, in order to keep up with the rest of the band, the bassist may use a pick, but playing with the fingers is much more fun and cooler-looking.
Famous bassists include Cliff Burton, Geddy Lee, and John Entwistle.
by Bjorn Turok November 19, 2007
 
16.
B.A.S.S. Blue Ass Splatter Syndrome, When you take a huge shit in a freshly cleaned port-a-shitter, your huge load drops into the blue liquid and splatters your ass with blue liquid.
Each day I dread going to work because of the B.A.S.S.
by Herf69 November 08, 2007
 
17.
The lowest, wholest sounding of the male voicings. Usually associated with the rumbling feeling one experinces when singing with or listening to a choir or chorus.
The bass section of the men's chorus added so much body to the sound.
by E.J. March 29, 2004
 
18.
Bass (pronounced "base"): the style of rap music originating from Miami.
The 2 Live Crew produced many records back in the day known as Bass.
by DJ Sir Scratch June 25, 2006
 
19.
A fresh water game fish. Usually referred to the "LargeMouth Bass"
Hehe nice bass you caught!
by www.eternalsoldiers.net June 18, 2003
 
20.
A larger, lower form of the electric guitar, and a relatively young instrument that can be played in many different ways.

Some people think that the bass is easy to play or useless or rah rah. To some degree, this is true. Most pop songs' basslines have a one-note range, and in a lot of extremely hard rock the bass is completely drowned out (between multiple distortion guitars and a guy screaming his lungs out). Being a bassist is a "skill-optional" thing; if you just want to be in a band and be a wallflower you more than likely can find one.

However, a GOOD bassline will make the music far far better. There are many skilled virtuostic players (billy sheehan, jaco, vic wooten, etc). Many Japanese VK bands have a very powerful bassline; Tetsu, Toshiya, J, are all good ones. And who can forget Flea. A good bassline drives a song and makes you shake your booty. And slap bass is teh pwn j00 nooby guitar.

Bass doesn't suck. But a lot of bassists do, and can get away with it because their band can't find any others and just drown them out.
I play bass. I pwn j00.
by w.lu January 25, 2006
 
21.
Low frequency oscillations produced by rapid movement of large volumes of air at multiple cycles per second thus producing a very low rumbling sound that is harnessed and used in music form
Hey mr. dj why dont you drop that bass
by Justice October 15, 2002