The bass guitar is, as the name suggests, a down tuned guitar. In this case, it is tuned an octave below a guitar. Everything connects it to it: its design, its construction method, the way you hold it, the way you play it, etc. It has nothing to do with a double bass. Its pitch is shorter, it can be played horizontally with a strap around the neck, it does not feedback when it is amplified, it is much lighter and resistant to all kinds of mistreatment, we hear it much better even in large ensembles, it is much more precise in the hands of beginning musicians thanks to its frets, it moves the bodies of the crowd more efficiently and is much easier to transport. The bass guitar is therefore superior in every way to the double bass. Except on one point: the sound. Don't get me wrong, I love the sound of the double bass, it is unmistakable, and that is probably its main asset as well as its main flaw. Just a sound, extraordinary, but unique. The bass guitar is capable of a myriad of sounds, each different and each more incredible than the next. I love the double bass, I love the bass guitar (otherwise I wouldn't be here), but they are two totally different instruments. Trying to make one sound like the other, in any way, just doesn't make sense to me. Thank you for your indulgence (I love you).