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I've been reading a lot here lately. I'm not sure if it's the international barrier of English communication (which I can completely understand,) but is "base" also an acceptable way of saying "bass?"

To elaborate, as far as I know:

A bass is a fish, and low frequencies relating to sound.

Base means the lowest part of something (relating to a physical object,) the starting point of something and the thing that is always under attack.


Thanks for your opinions and thoughts.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Siigari;11688349 
I've been reading a lot here lately. I'm not sure if it's the international barrier of English communication (which I can completely understand,) but is "base" also an acceptable way of saying "bass?"

To elaborate, as far as I know:

A bass is a fish, and low frequencies relating to sound.

Base means the lowest part of something (relating to a physical object,) the starting point of something and the thing that is always under attack.



Thanks for your opinions and thoughts.

All of that is my understanding as well.
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I would think so.
    
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Bass (pronounced /ˈbeɪs/ as in base) describes tones of low frequency or range. Played in an ensemble/orchestra, such notes are frequently used to provide a counterpoint or counter-melody, in a harmonic context either to outline or juxtapose the progression of the chords, or with percussion to underline the rhythm. In popular music the bass part most often provides harmonic and rhythmic support, usually playing the root or fifth of the chord and stressing the strong beats.
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Bass is the low range of sound, e.g. "I need some headphones with good bass".

A base is the foundation of an object, or a headquarters, e.g. "The RED Spy is in our base!"
    
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yea.. I'm a musician (bugs me when people get it wrong), so like Checkers and asstralite metioned, Bass is for low tonality and fish (lol)
base as in fundamental
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Siigari;11688349 
I've been reading a lot here lately. I'm not sure if it's the international barrier of English communication (which I can completely understand,) but is "base" also an acceptable way of saying "bass?"

To elaborate, as far as I know:

A bass is a fish, and low frequencies relating to sound.

Base means the lowest part of something (relating to a physical object,) the starting point of something and the thing that is always under attack.


Thanks for your opinions and thoughts.

What you said is right, only bass the fish is pronounced how it's spelled, bass as in music is pronounced 'base'. That's why so many people misspell it tongue.gif.
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Well thanks for getting that straight for me. I am a habitual repeat offender of the use of base. I always thought people were nuts saying they need some speakers with deep fish aka bass.
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Originally Posted by Michael Cox;11688874 
Well thanks for getting that straight for me. I am a habitual repeat offender of the use of base. I always thought people were nuts saying they need some speakers with deep fish aka bass.
It's alright. Just something that kind of bothers me when I read through intelligent posts from intelligent people.

You should have seen the look on my face when I (at the age of 27) found out that "surprise" was not spelled "suprise."
     
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That's an interesting discovery to make in 27 years. You don't use Word Processors often? I imagine spell check would have pointed the flaw out by now tongue.gif
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