Poll: How would you say Bass?
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Bass (as in 'base' or 'bass guitar'
111 90%
Bass (as in the fish)
12 10%
Voters: 123.
#1
What are you're thoughts on the word bass? Say you're talking to someone about adjusting your stereo or something. They say, "Yea, I crank up that bass so hard, man". Would you say they said, bass (as in base, or bass guitar), or bass (as in the fish)?

I've always said it as "base" when trying to say bass.

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#2
It's base.
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#3
I am so desperate to post the lol wut pear.

Honestly, what the fuck are you talking about?
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#4
I'm confused, but I don't like fish so..
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#5
Base, 'cause it rhymes with face. Like, instead of your "Guitar face" you got the bassface.
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#6
The instrument is pronounced like "base". But as long we're on the subject, how do you pronounce basswood?
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#7
the only time you ever say it like the fish is when you are talking about the fish, i thought this was common knowledge but i suppose i am wrong
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#8
I say Bass (like the fish) sometimes by accident when referring to music....
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#10
I wasn't referring to how you said bass guitar. grrrr I've had numerious people tell me they "adjusted the bass (as in bass fish) on their stereo"
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#12
any1 who refers it to the fish is a moron... ill say it rather correctly bass/base
#13
What n00b pronounces it Bass, we're not talking about fishing here...

It may be spelt like bass but it's pronounced bass, let me guess you pronounce treble "trebley" becuse it looks like that, and middle "middly" beause it looks like that
#15
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why the hell would you say it the way its said in the context of the fish?


+1.

Who turns the fish up on their stereos?
#16
Quote by Ehh
I wasn't referring to how you said bass guitar. grrrr I've had numerious people tell me they "adjusted the bass (as in bass fish) on their stereo"



as i said, i only say it like so: bass, pronounced: /bas/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[bas] when i am talking about the fish

and i say it bass, pronounced /beys/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[beys] when i am using it in any other context


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bass
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#17
Quote by Ehh
I wasn't referring to how you said bass guitar. grrrr I've had numerious people tell me they "adjusted the bass (as in bass fish) on their stereo"



they are idiots. I once heard a guy tremolo with an accent on the first o. tremOlo
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#19
Honestly... www.dictionary.com...
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#20
i used to say bass but now I say base. I used to get it confused with Polish because in that language you say bass..
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#22
I say "epiphone" like telephone.

For that matter, how do y'all pronounce Ibanez? Or Ginsberg (As in Allen Ginsberg- I've heard it as in "Gin" and as in "Beggin'"- or "begin", which is probably easier to understand than "Beggin'"....whatever).

Also Epstein- is it Steen or Styne?
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#24
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For that matter, how do y'all pronounce Ibanez?

I says ee-buh-nez, which is quite probably wrong but I don't CARE because I'm so used to being wrong hardcore
#25
i say it bass as in the fish


just kidding, i'm not retarded
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#26
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What n00b pronounces it Bass, we're not talking about fishing here...

It may be spelt like bass but it's pronounced bass, let me guess you pronounce treble "trebley" becuse it looks like that, and middle "middly" beause it looks like that



I'm ignoring you, and for a reason. Why assume about me? Even after I stated, I say it the correct way.

Edit:

Someone said, why is this a thread? Because it isn't agaisnt the rules, it hasn't been made before (to the best of my knowledge) and I was asking for YOUR thoughts instead of Dictionary.com's thoughts. Why post pointless comments?
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Last edited by Ehh at Sep 12, 2007,
#27
Quote by Ehh
I'm ignoring you, and for a reason. Why assume about me? Even after I stated, I say it the correct way.



Huh? I didn't mention you, or anyone for that matter...

I was referring to anyone who has voted for like the fish

Edit: Sorry if it came across like that...
#28
Why the hell would say it like the fish? That's retarded. It's BASS BECAUSE ITS ****IN ACE!
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#29
Oh, sorry. haha
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#31
I'm also confused about the pronunciation of Epiphone. I always thought it was Ep-ih-fohn, but I was recently in a Russo's, and traded in my Epiphone Les Paul, and a guy (if he worked there or not, I don't know) said "Ooooh wow, nice Ee-piff-a-mee" which made me question it, though, as I just said, he did pronounce it with an m, which I'm confident is wrong.

Anyway, I got my first bass (as in the instrument) for Christmas when I was in 7th grade, and when we got back from Christmas break, we had to write about what we got over the holidays, and I wrote about my bass, and my teacher and I got into a heated argument over whether it was b-a-s-s, or b-a-s-e. She vehemently insisted it was written b-a-s-e.
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#33
Quote by Hobolad
Also Epstein- is it Steen or Styne?

According to general pronunciation rules, when an I and an E are adjacent, you pronounce the second letter. So it's probably 'styne'. However, every rule has exceptions, so I may be completely wrong.
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#34
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I'm also confused about the pronunciation of Epiphone. I always thought it was Ep-ih-fohn, but I was recently in a Russo's, and traded in my Epiphone Les Paul, and a guy (if he worked there or not, I don't know) said "Ooooh wow, nice Ee-piff-a-mee" which made me question it, though, as I just said, he did pronounce it with an m, which I'm confident is wrong.

Anyway, I got my first bass (as in the instrument) for Christmas when I was in 7th grade, and when we got back from Christmas break, we had to write about what we got over the holidays, and I wrote about my bass, and my teacher and I got into a heated argument over whether it was b-a-s-s, or b-a-s-e. She vehemently insisted it was written b-a-s-e.

So your pretty much pwned your teacher when you were 13 years old or something?
#35
Whenever I see the word "Bass" I always think of the fish. I always want to pronounce it that way too.

I catch myself most the time tho
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#36
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So your pretty much pwned your teacher when you were 13 years old or something?


Yeah, I realize that in retrospect, but she never admitted she was wrong, so it was an incomplete pwning.
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