Question about drums?

Question for the biggest drum at the bottom. Is it spelled "bass" or "base". Both have accurate meanings.

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    base means bottom

  • 1 decade ago

    The bass drum isn't called that because it's at the bottom of a drum kit and therefore the "base" to which other smaller drums are affixed. It's called bass (which sounds the same as base) because it's the lowest sounding drum. Likewise, a bass fiddle or viol, a bass clarinet, a bass horn, or the guy with the lowest singing voice.

  • Jay
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Bass drum

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Bass means it has the very low sound.

    Base means it holds the main rythm.

    The drum your talking about is definitly the bass drum spelled as you see bass. Good question!

    Hope i helped!

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