I’ve played guitar longer, but bass is where my heart lives. I love how perfectly bass sits between rhythm, melody, and harmony; the bass can tie an arrangement together while adding its own dimension or drive a whole song. I love the feel of the big strings more than tiny guitar strings. I love how physically immersive low frequencies are, especially when played loudly. I love how bass lines’ relative simplicity encourages me to zoom in on the nuances of phrasing and articulation. Bass is simply joyful to play. I also love synth bass - thick Moog bass, snotty 303 bass, alien FM bass - but that’s another thread.