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REAL BASS: Electric bass guitar free

REAL BASS: Electric bass guitar free

Kolb Apps

Play any song with the best bass guitar app!

4.2 Ratings 60K+ Reviews 5M+ Downloads

Ratings & Reviews

4.2
60.1K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    64+%
  2. 4
    14+%
  3. 3
    8+%
  4. 2
    3+%
  5. 1
    10+%
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  • I love the hell out of this app Aug 26, 2018

    By German World War 1 soldier
    I play bass so much, so believe me when I play this app whenever I’m away from my actual bass. I love everything in this app and I highly recommend it. However my only request is that I would love to have a 6 string bass in here. I got one and when I’m far from my 6 string bass i want to be able to practice it. Either way I love the app !
    more
  • Apr 9, 2021

    By Keith Jackson
    Fun, but the menu and fretboard slider need to be at the bottom, not the top. This would allow use with the left hand like a bass guitar.
  • Not bad at all. Aug 22, 2020

    By moukeefe
    I’m always on the lookout for a bass guitar app that I can use in note taking Musical ideas as they arrive but in general all the apps I’ve tried, even the kind of boojy “fretless bass” app (which is an awesome and ground breaking midi controller, just not the best bass emulator)all the others tend to make the bass stand out as a feature, and not in a good way. So I was surprised when I ran across this “real bass” app to find that it actually does a good job of sitting in the mix while still retaining a natural tone and feel. Another good thing is the sustain pedal, something I’ve requested from other bass app devs but they never came through. A lot of bass parts are just riding that note in consecutive 8th, 16th or whatever notes and it’s nice NOT to have the little hiccups every time you lift your finger to hit the same note again. What could be better? Maybe velocity sensitivity, string bending, round robin sample layering per note so the ear doesn’t catch the repetition so easily. Less repetition of samples to fill adjacent frets. Especially not from string to string because every string has its own character and deserves its own sample. Those are pretty refined requests for an app that does the job better than average. Just putting it out there.
    more
  • Uncertain Oct 13, 2020

    By ReigningFire7969
    Well, I was really digging on it just to be able to kind of play on something whilst I’m at work. It sounds great, and I’ve only played with two of the basses. But I went to the songs to see if that would show me how to play any of them, as the lessons do, and I clicked on plush(which I’m already familiar with on how to play,) and it simply brought up the fretboard, and was “playing,” according to the play button, but I wasn’t hearing any of plush. So I figure I could be utilizing said function wrong, but I thought I’d try to reach out to see what was up with that that. Because I’d be happy I’ll it to pay some money for this if it is going to legitimately show me we’re I need to be fingering. Especially on those A7X songs. I’ve been aching to learn more of them, but hey have some pretty tough stuff, sometimes. And all I know of them is nightmare. Thanks for the help, and great app! I’m the last one I tried like this was very mediocre.
    more
  • Beautiful May 21, 2020

    By TEEJITO
    This company makes the best guitar, bass, and drum apps for people who just want to get the experience of playing a real instrument on their phone. The samples are top notch, the interface is dead simple and inspiring, and while there are ads, they’re not obtrusive. Only thing that would make this (and all your apps) better is making it work with inter-app audio. That’s the only thing that bums me out, there is currently no possible way to record them into garageband.
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  • Apr 18, 2021

    By Sci Dog
    gonna say this one: lose the 15 second no-stoppable ads. uninstalled based on principle slone
  • Mar 29, 2021

    By Brian J
    Great app while it briefly worked (maybe an hour or two) then it crashed out with distorted sound, and then no sound at all even! Technical issues need to be fixed!
  • Mar 17, 2021

    By Priscilla Swainson
    Great fun when traveling about and carrying a real bass isn't an option! Good variety of guitars to play with and riffs to learn. Low rating as sound quality has recently become awful making it unpleasant to use. Hoping this will be fixed?
    more
  • Mar 30, 2021

    By Tony McDonnell
    The sounds have been real messed up for over a month now, this used to be the very best bass app, but if you don't get this fixed your app rating is gonna plummet.
  • The worst Apr 7, 2020

    By AandJgaming
    They said and I quote, “learning the bass has never been easier.” That’s not true, you don’t learn the bass and there’s also a ton of junk and trash on this app. If you like and want this app because it’s of the sound, sure, but to learn, don’t. As I said, DO NOT BUY THIS APP. 😡👎
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  • I love the hell out of this app Aug 26, 2018

    By German World War 1 soldier
    I play bass so much, so believe me when I play this app whenever I’m away from my actual bass. I love everything in this app and I highly recommend it. However my only request is that I would love to have a 6 string bass in here. I got one and when I’m far from my 6 string bass i want to be able to practice it. Either way I love the app !
    more
  • Great tool when away. Oct 27, 2018

    By Dinmalier
    I love this app for the true bass sound and playability. When I am not able to grab a bass work on a riff, i can open the app anywhere. I enjoy the ability to record.
  • Great Sep 4, 2019

    By Rzibby
    Been looking for an app like this. It’s great to have when sitting around without a bass guitar trying to lay down some bass lines. It’s just a fun app. Thank you.
  • Yes Oct 5, 2020

    By Mrwoogd
    It says it’s the best bass app it is I’m not disappointed just get it it’s so fun but turn down your volume on the distortion bass it’s loud
  • Mar 1, 2021

    By Jhon Castro
    There is a clicking noise whenever you play a note. It was perfect before the last two updates. Also, it was way lower than before. Edit: seems to be fixed.
  • Apr 9, 2021

    By Keith Jackson
    Fun, but the menu and fretboard slider need to be at the bottom, not the top. This would allow use with the left hand like a bass guitar.
  • Not bad at all. Aug 22, 2020

    By moukeefe
    I’m always on the lookout for a bass guitar app that I can use in note taking Musical ideas as they arrive but in general all the apps I’ve tried, even the kind of boojy “fretless bass” app (which is an awesome and ground breaking midi controller, just not the best bass emulator)all the others tend to make the bass stand out as a feature, and not in a good way. So I was surprised when I ran across this “real bass” app to find that it actually does a good job of sitting in the mix while still retaining a natural tone and feel. Another good thing is the sustain pedal, something I’ve requested from other bass app devs but they never came through. A lot of bass parts are just riding that note in consecutive 8th, 16th or whatever notes and it’s nice NOT to have the little hiccups every time you lift your finger to hit the same note again. What could be better? Maybe velocity sensitivity, string bending, round robin sample layering per note so the ear doesn’t catch the repetition so easily. Less repetition of samples to fill adjacent frets. Especially not from string to string because every string has its own character and deserves its own sample. Those are pretty refined requests for an app that does the job better than average. Just putting it out there.
    more
  • Beautiful May 21, 2020

    By TEEJITO
    This company makes the best guitar, bass, and drum apps for people who just want to get the experience of playing a real instrument on their phone. The samples are top notch, the interface is dead simple and inspiring, and while there are ads, they’re not obtrusive. Only thing that would make this (and all your apps) better is making it work with inter-app audio. That’s the only thing that bums me out, there is currently no possible way to record them into garageband.
    more
  • Mar 16, 2021

    By Taiwo Adewale
    Please try to change the menu placement of the real bass app to the bottom and not the top. It would make the app to really feel like a bass guitar because the way it is now, the menu is in between my fingers and the bass and most times, I mistakenly click on some menu functions and that just kills my mood
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  • Love it, but... May 16, 2018

    By Jobe USA
    I really dig Kolb’s apps, however, if they were Inter app, Audiobus, Audio Unit compatible, to use as a stand alone app in Garageband, that would be sooooo sweet!!! Please consider this as an update option...heck, I’d even PAY for that!!! I’ll give all the Kolb apps I have 5 stars when this happens!
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  • Uncertain Oct 13, 2020

    By ReigningFire7969
    Well, I was really digging on it just to be able to kind of play on something whilst I’m at work. It sounds great, and I’ve only played with two of the basses. But I went to the songs to see if that would show me how to play any of them, as the lessons do, and I clicked on plush(which I’m already familiar with on how to play,) and it simply brought up the fretboard, and was “playing,” according to the play button, but I wasn’t hearing any of plush. So I figure I could be utilizing said function wrong, but I thought I’d try to reach out to see what was up with that that. Because I’d be happy I’ll it to pay some money for this if it is going to legitimately show me we’re I need to be fingering. Especially on those A7X songs. I’ve been aching to learn more of them, but hey have some pretty tough stuff, sometimes. And all I know of them is nightmare. Thanks for the help, and great app! I’m the last one I tried like this was very mediocre.
    more
  • Mar 11, 2021

    By dr._crime
    It's a real good app but the problem with it is the crashing for no reason but other then that it is perfect
  • Mar 10, 2021

    By Marcin K
    Some effects like chorus or flanger would be excellent.
  • Mar 29, 2021

    By Brian J
    Great app while it briefly worked (maybe an hour or two) then it crashed out with distorted sound, and then no sound at all even! Technical issues need to be fixed!
  • Mar 17, 2021

    By Priscilla Swainson
    Great fun when traveling about and carrying a real bass isn't an option! Good variety of guitars to play with and riffs to learn. Low rating as sound quality has recently become awful making it unpleasant to use. Hoping this will be fixed?
    more
  • The worst Apr 7, 2020

    By AandJgaming
    They said and I quote, “learning the bass has never been easier.” That’s not true, you don’t learn the bass and there’s also a ton of junk and trash on this app. If you like and want this app because it’s of the sound, sure, but to learn, don’t. As I said, DO NOT BUY THIS APP. 😡👎
    more
  • Apr 10, 2021

    By John Effiong
    No sound when my Samsung earbuds are connected to my phone
  • Not very good Nov 14, 2018

    By whycantipickanickname
    The bass sounds don’t sound realistic at all, it has way too many ads and now I can’t even use it because it crashes every time I play a note. Terrible.
  • Apr 18, 2021

    By Sci Dog
    gonna say this one: lose the 15 second no-stoppable ads. uninstalled based on principle slone
  • Mar 30, 2021

    By Tony McDonnell
    The sounds have been real messed up for over a month now, this used to be the very best bass app, but if you don't get this fixed your app rating is gonna plummet.
  • Mar 13, 2021

    By Mark Rainier Ybiernas
    The bass really has bad sound, the last time i used it was good. Now it sounds like your cutting metal
  • Mar 22, 2021

    By John Michael Abas
    There's always a buzz sounds that makes the bass sounds bad
  • Crap app May 16, 2020

    By Xbrianx808
    Like most of these apps, there is no close the app button or function so once its open on your phone you can’t easily get out. No matter the quality of the app if you can’t easy get out it a zero in my book.

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