A musician who plays a bass instrument, especially a double bass or bass guitar.(noun)
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Use "bassist" in a sentence
"The bassist is Malachi Favors, who I'm reasonably certain (but not at all positive) is the one on the 20th-anniversary banner. posted by Matthew @ 3: 00 PM"
"This was the bassist from the walkmen (whose name escapes me)."
"Shina Darnicious: that bassist is the sexiest goddamn man ive ever seen ... the drummer is a pony in the wind if you ask me ... chai"