Lately I noticed that Bassplayer magazine has created their own words for describing destinct bass sounds and so I figured to make a little list of the best known recordings of those sounds. "Mwaah" - The sound of a glissando performed on a fretless bass. Best known recorded examples of "Mwaah" "You can call me Al." - Paul Simon, Bassplayer: Bakhiti Kumalo "Come back and stay" - Paul Young, Bassplayer: Pino Paladino Anything by Jaco Pastorious. Growl - The sound of a bass through an overdriven amp/ distortion pedal. Best known recordings of "Growl" "Dance to the music" - Sly and the Family Stone, Bassplayer: Larry Graham. "No one knows" - Queens of the stone age, Bassplayer: Nick Oliverti "For who'm the bells toss" - Metallica, Bassplayer: Cliff Burton Anything by Motörhead. Grind - Powerful pick driven clean sound, most often played on the bridge pickup of the bass. Best known recordings of "Grind" "Roundabout" - Yes, Bassplayer: Chris Squier. "No more heroes" - The Stranglers, Bassplayer: JJ. Brunel "Louie, Louie" - The kingsmen, Bassplayer: ? okay feel free to add more.