Bass Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bass quotes, bass sayings, and bass proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Guitar is for the head, drums are for the chest, but bass gets you in the groin. Suzi Quatro
In life's orchestra, the bike is the double bass. Hard to forget it Paul Fournel
Bass guitar is the engine of the band. Suzi Quatro
The bass, no matter what kind of music you're playing, it just enhances the sound and makes everything sound more beautiful and full. When the bass stops, the bottom kind of drops out of everything. Charlie Haden
The bass is the link between harmony and rhythm. It is the foundation of a band. It is what all the other instruments stand upon, but it is rarely recognized as that. Victor Wooten
The absence of a bass player always makes things go faster and hit harder in the high-end range. Mark Lanegan
Bass players are always the intellectual kind, but nobody knows it. Stanley Clarke
A bass should sound like a bass with the thump of the finger against the wood, like it began with stand up. Suzi Quatro
Sometimes one of us will have a riff or a bass line from home but it really gels when we come together. We really have a strong special chemistry that we take advantage of when we get together. Chad Smith
A bass player has to think and play like a bass player. A drummer has to play and think like a drummer, and stay out of the way of the vocalist. The guitar player has to respect everybody else. Hunter Hayes
A good bassist determines the direction of any band. Ron Carter
The bass player's function, along with the drums, is to be the engine that drives the car everything else is merely colours. Suzi Quatro
It's really important for the bass and the drums to somehow blend. Mike Gordon
Bass players and drummers are brothers in the basement cooking up the groove that makes people move. John Densmore