Hi everyone! This is a question that bothers me ever since I have first heard some English-speaking guy on TV calling it "base guitar" (of course that was many years ago). Now there was a thread at Basses about an even weirder idea (namely calling it barse instead ). (It is pronounced differently in my country, more like what i think it should, so that is where my question comes from). So: it is now pronounced as "base-" or "bace-" or "bays-geetar". Shouldnt the word "bass" be pronounced like "mass" and "pass", which have the same letters except for the b? What do you think?