Since most people here seem to be ignorant of what a bass is:

1) It was NOT "based off the guitar", it's an electric adaptation of the double bass which became awkward and increasingly less audible compared to other instruments in the earliest rock/jazz bands.

2) While easier to learn than guitar, it is far far more difficult to master. Anyone can sound cool playing the pentatonic scale and power chords over and over; it takes a great more deal of musical skill and talent to be excellent at bass.

3) On a related note "Anyone who plays guitar can play bass by default" is ridiculous. If you have no sense of rhythm and can't keep a beat, then you can't play bass. Hell, most guitarists I've met can't even play the bass without making the frets buzz their first few times.

4) Bass is a rhythm instrument, with a deeper more mellow sound. Guitar is melodic (or at least mostly used for such). To say bass is inferior to guitar is also stupid.

1) The advent of the electric bass guitar revolutioned new age music

2) A guitarist can sound "amazing" in just a couple years. I'd like to see anyone learn Victor Wooten's Classical Thump in just a couple of years.

3) "Whoa dude whats wrong with your frets? Why are they buzzing??" - Guitarist who thinks he can play bass

4) Have you ever heard a band with two guitarists and no bassist? It sounds like a fucking transistor radio

by Solifuga September 20, 2006
A 4-stringed bass guitar is easier to learn than the standard six-string electrc guitar.

A Bass guitar tends to be funky and more rythmical than the electric.
Bass guitarists tend to be dull dull dull dull people. No offence but it is true.

Electric Guitarists tend to be wilder, and generally better looking people (I play guitar and look like a monkey's uncle -.- but who cares).

Drummers tend to be the wildest and least seen!

Singers tend to be able to sing (most of the time) and are the best looking.

In order the groupie listing is as follows.

Singer/lead guitarist- Best groupies, first choice.
Drummer/rhythm guitarist- Good groupies, second choice.
Bass guitarist-Pick of the litter.
by sleepygamer March 05, 2006
a very simplistic instrument, if u can play the guitar, can play bass. most songs these days consist of about 12 notes reapeated over and over again. Bass guitar, designed from a Guitar
A Guitarist can do anything a bassist can
by bogan :D July 18, 2005
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