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    Fri Apr 16 2010

    Used to play electric guitar. Switched to bass and don't regret it one bit.

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    Wed Jun 18 2008

    Turn the bass all the way down on your stereo and you will immediately appreciate everything this imperative instrument brings to the table. Music sounds like shite without it. Basses are generally played without picks, but can be played with as evidenced by Carlos Dengler of the band Interpol. I love him. Anyway, I hope to someday learn how to play this amazing sounding instument.

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    Thu Nov 15 2007

    Bass is best.

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    Wed Sep 19 2007

    I love the bass guitar!!! I've been playing it for a while now... I have always liked the bottom end sound of it, and i love playing it myself

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    Wed Jun 06 2007

    Drum and Bass ...Belissimo

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    Mon May 28 2007

    Every good band needs a bass player.

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    Mon Dec 11 2006

    the bass is the most subtle of all instruments. you may not notice it much when it's there but take it out and all music sounds very weak and tinny, whether it's played on bass guitar, bass synth, double bass or any other bass instrument. anyone who thinks bass guitar is limited in what you can do with it and is only for less talented band members needs to listen to players such as Victor Wootten, Larry Graham or Louis Johnson

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    Fri Sep 22 2006

    The electric bass started a revolution! before Leo Fender invented it, all bass was played using the old "doghouse" acoustic basses. Volume, or should I say, lack of volume, was a major issue. Then along came Leo with his new "precision" bass. That opened the door for rock music to become the absolute monster that it has, changing our world. Think about it, there never would have been a John Entwistle, or Paul McCartney, Jaco, James Jamerson ...etc ...etc. Oh sure, without it, music still would have been around, but thanks to Mr Fender we can rock our socks off today!

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    Thu Apr 20 2006

    I love playing bass. it's sooo much fun.

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    Tue Nov 29 2005

    some stuff on the basss sounds sweet but most of it is just plain and cant do the same stuff on a bass like you can on other intruments youw ant a real challenge try to 12 string guitar good luck with that.

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    Sun Sep 18 2005

    I love bass. For the moment my favourite bassist is Steve DiGiorgio

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    Sat Apr 23 2005

    If you want music that MOVES you,you gotta have that BOTTOM,baby!!! Often Bass players don't get the recognition lavished upon other musicians,which is ironic 'cause the bass groove often holds everything else together!

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    Thu Jul 22 2004

    You cant say its good or bad unless your talented.

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    Thu Jul 08 2004

    My dad's a bassist, so I grew up with listening to this instrument, and have a corresponding soft spot for bassists and bass in general. Besides, what good's a jazz tune without a decent walking bass line?

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    Tue Mar 30 2004

    A good bassline is essential to many forms of music, and in the right hands it's a great instrument. Bass is the foundation on which a lot songs rest.

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    Mon Nov 03 2003

    THa bass is a very handy instrument to have. Ryan plays it ( or is learning to) the only annoying thing is he only knows 4 notes. Like one song and when he plays it over and over and over again for 6 hours, u not only get blisters, u get a major headache!

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    Thu Jul 03 2003

    the bass is the most underated instrument ever made i play bass for two christian rock bands and i love it. i think there is so much more to bass than most non musicians understand sure at times its real simple but guess what someone in the band has to keep a consistent tempo and yeah bass is asexciting as you make it. personally i think guitar is extremely over rated yes its more exciting in asense but it is also not as necessary in most rock bands as a bass is have you ever heard music without bass its real empty and airy no fullness or wamth to it even if the band doesnt use bass they use a keyboard which cn provide bass bass players right now are more in demand than guitarist and i also think that drums need more respect the rhythem section is crucial in a band

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    Fri Jun 27 2003

    I love playing my bass. They hold the rythem together. Tip: Real Bassists don't use a pick

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    Sun May 04 2003

    it brings music together most of the time

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    Mon Jan 20 2003

    Anyone who says playing the bass is boring is always a mediocre bassist, at best. I know your type, I see you in all the flunky nite clubs, looking bored out of your skull. As a bassist for 25+ years who took the time actually LEARN all the scales, etc, I face a new challenge every time I walk on stage. I don't simply play by rote, I improve the song's bass-line every time I play it. Where would ROCK be without the back-bone instrument? In the STONE age.

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    Sun Dec 29 2002

    ehhh, I used to play bass in a little band. The problem with it is that you can't really do anything with it unless you have a whole group. Other problems, not as artistic as some other instruments.

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    Mon Nov 25 2002

    It adds depth to a song and it is very vital but you can't go up to someone with a bass guitar and go, "hey, name this tune."

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    Thu Mar 14 2002

    The bass is one of the three essential parts of any band.

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    Mon Feb 25 2002

    Man, i didn't know anyone else thought that John Deacon iz one of tha greatezt rock bassistz ever (check out hiz playin' on Queen'z Day at tha Racez album)! Bein' a bassizt(sort of!) i guess i'm kinda biased, but i think that when a band haz a good and effective bassizt with hiz own sound then they've really got a great foundation to build on. For a great example of this lizten to Iron Maiden-Steve Harris iz one of tha bezt bassistz in any genre and he iz tha heart of tha band. Without hiz fazt and complex underpinnin', Maiden would not be where they are today. Bass rulez! Thanx for lettin' me ramble man! P.S Some other great bassistz-Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted(Metallica) Geezer Butler(Black Sabbath) Roger Glover(Deep Purple)

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    Sun Nov 04 2001

    The most important instrument. It not only defines what type of music is being played but at what tempo and is the leader of the band. It is a background instrument acting much like that of a metronome.

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    Sat Nov 03 2001

    I haven't always understood what's so important about bass guitars. You can't always hear them enough in songs, and that's not right. They hold a band together, playing the bottom note for each chord and having plenty of counter-melodies and fills that it takes a lot of practice to master the bass. I used to think that they don't work as hard as regular guitarists, but come to think of it, regular guitarists often get by just playing chords which are usually easy on an electric guitar, while the bass has to keep driving motion and lots of notes a-happenin' on the thick strings. Good bassists (John Entwistle, Bill Wyman, Jack Bruce, John Paul Jones...) are always cool, laid-back people (like bass singers) who usually have previous experience playing guitar or piano. Bassists can have a lot of input in a band. I'd love to play bass someday.

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    Tue Oct 23 2001

    A useful instrument, required in any modern rock outfit. However, who wants to listen to someone play just a bass guitar? My best friend also plays bass, and he hates playing bass alone. Very important, but very boring by itself. Great bass players: Geddy Lee (Rush), Chris Squire (Yes), Les Claypool (Primus), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Sting (Police), John Entwhistle (The Who), Paul McCartney (The Beatles), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Lemmy (Motorhead), Cliff Burton (Metallica), Michael Anthony (Van Halen) & Jaco Pastorias.

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    Wed Oct 17 2001

    A really powerful instrument. The bass goes right through you in a lot of songs. Paul McCartney, John Entwhistle, and John Deacon-3 great bassists.

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    Mon Oct 15 2001

    We bassists are possibly the most ignored group of people in the world! My electric bass is my best friend. It produces a lovely, deep, mellow sound that makes you feel as though all is right in the world. My friends and I recently formed a band, and I am the bassist as well as the singer. And I am known for my singing more than for my bass. How unfair! The bass is an important part of any good rock band...shows you why *NSYNC sucks. And I have two words for all of you who don't appreciate the bassists of this world: John. Deacon. Now, If I could play the bass like John Deacon, I'd be famous right now! He's one of my greatest rock-icon idols! But do you think he got that good in one day? Absolutely not! It takes time and commitment and coordinated fingers to play a bass. I don't know where I'd be without my bass and my rock 'n' roll. It has taken me five years with twice-a-week lessons to get as good as I am at the bass. I think the bassistsa of this world deserve an i... Read more

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    Fri Oct 05 2001

    The bass is an awesome accompaniment instrument. The ability to lay down a structured rhythm that harmonizes with the melody, in that deep deep voice that rocks your

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    Tue Oct 02 2001

    I started to play the bass guitar shortly after I taught myself how to play the electric guitar, and I absolutely love the sound that bass guitars produce. I am the only female in an otherwise all-male band, and I am also the bassist. Playing the bass is such an energy releaser for lets me get all of my emotions out through playing it and creating bass lines. The deep, powerful sound the bass creates gives me a sense of power...that may sound kinda corny, but it is so true. I am just glad that I can play this instrument, and I am sure many others agree with me when I say that playing the bass or any other instrument is a healing tool.