Question about drums?
Question for the biggest drum at the bottom. Is it spelled "bass" or "base". Both have accurate meanings.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
base means bottom
- LindaPamLv 61 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.
- JayLv 41 decade ago
- Anonymous1 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!