The bass is a musical instrument that can be played by Sims. It was first introduced along with the guitar and drums in The Sims 2: University expansion pack. It isn't available in The Sims 3 base game, but was re-introduced in The Sims 3: Late Night expansion pack.
The Sims 2: University[edit | edit source]
|Simbic Bisectaur Bass|
|When is half a bass better than a full bass? When it's a Simbic Bisectaur! This 5-string* semi-hollow body design features a partial pre-amp, split pickups, forked tuners, fragmented lacquer finish, and divided neck. Also includes a classic half-stack 100 Watt tube amp, all at a fraction of the cost of the moiety of upright basses. Including the full Semi-Freddy bass setup making it ready to play with ease, this is an instrument fit for a demi-god.|
*5th string not included
|Game||The Sims 2: University|
|Price in game||§1,800|
|Music and Dance enthusiasm|
As a Sim's creativity skill improves, the quality of his or her playing improves as well. Highly skilled players may perform tricks or complicated moves while playing. If the Perform... interaction is selected, the bass can be played alongside other musical instruments - the guitar, drums and piano - and performing on the drums can generate tips from other Sims; the higher the creativity skill level of the Sim playing, the higher the tips will be (up to §100 per tip).
Playing alongside other Sims also provides a small boost to the Social motive.
The bass design is based of real life Electric Upright bass guitars, which is similar in sound, and played the same as traditional Upright basses. The brand name Simbic appears to be based popular electric bass brand Alembic.
The Sims 3: Late Night[edit | edit source]
|Shibata String Bass|
|You'll produce sonorous reverberations when you play the 100% handmade Shibata String Bass. Bow away your friends and fans as your nimble fingers fly smoothly over the four strings of this bass wonder.|
|Game||The Sims 3: Late Night|
|Price in game||§450|