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The bass is an instrument to create a foundation for everybody else to party.

Abraham Laboriel

When the bass stops, the bottom kind of drops out of everything.

Charlie Haden

The bass should be the note of the bass drum, and then you’ve got the engine of the band.

Suzi Quatro

The bass is the link between harmony and rhythm. It is the foundation of a band.

Victor Wooten

Bass players are always the intellectual kind, but nobody knows it.

Stanley Clarke

The bassist’s job is to make the drummer sound good.

Jack Bruce

Guitar is for the head, drums are for the chest, but bass gets you in the groin.

Suzi Quatro

Nobody notices I’m there until I’m not.

Garry Tallent

There’s no money above the fifth fret.

Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn

You are never more than a half-step away from a ‘right’ note.

Victor Wooten

I like to believe that I play bass like Dusty Hill, and that's something nobody else can do as well as me.

Dusty Hill

My favorite moments are when the bass falls in the pocket with the drums.

Nikki Sixx

The gunk makes the funk.

James Jamerson

Anything worth doing good takes a little chaos.


Bass is for people who can't play guitar.

Eddie Van Halen