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Davide Biale (born April 5th, 1994), better known by his YouTube handle Davie504, is an Italian bassist, composer and YouTube content creator who mostly uploads videos relating, but not limited to, b a s s... Bass covers, bass lessons, meme songs on bass, heck, even playing video-games with a bass! He is capable of playing a large number of genres but is most skilled in funk, and therefore employs slapping quite often. He began his channel in 2011, and as of current he has 5.6 million subscribers, a number that's steadily growing.


Davie504 and his videos provide examples of:

  • The Ace:
    • Davie is, without irony, an excellent bassist.
    • He has also demonstrated skill with the guitar and drums.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Playing bass with a pick. That's i l l e g a l.
    • Using h a c c s.
  • Catchphrase: He has several, most of them with reverb added.
    • "What's up, s l a p p e r s?" note 
    • "B a s s"
    • "Slap "like" now!"
    • "O M G!"
    • "E p i c!"
    • "M i n d - b l o w i n g!"
    • "U n b e l i e v a b l e!"
    • "C h e c k m a t e!"
    • "W h a t ?!"
    • "He cheated. He used h a c c s!"
    • "'He b e t r a y e d me!"
    • "That's illegal!" note 
    • "Pfft!'"
    • "S t r o n z i."
  • Cold Ham: He may have a monotone delivery of just about every line, but the reverb really hams it up.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Very high on the deadpan, given that he almost never raises his voice.
  • Enemy Mine: Sort of. In this Fiverr search video, Davie went to recruit guitarists.
  • Advertisement:
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Davie often peppers his videos with some funny commentary.
  • Gratuitous Italian: As of his Italian voice reveal video, he occasionally drops his aforementioned catchphrases in Italian.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: At 6'7'', he easily dwarfs his girlfriend.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • He calls out other musicians for using "haccs" in his Fiverr challenges, while he did the same during the "You Laugh, You Lose" challenge uploaded prior to his laugh reveal video.
    • In some of his Fiverr videos, he says that real bass players use only a 4-strings bass (in reaction to people using 5-string bass). He himself has a 24-string and a 36-string bass. He even lampshades this by displaying the thumbnails to his 24-string and 36-string bass videos.
    • Naturally, his ire when seeing bassists use picks is all just a joke - he can and has played bass with a pick numerous times.
  • Irony: He is a very tall Italian playing the bass. "Basso" means short in Italian.
  • Lead Bassist: He lives and breathes this trope.
  • Mistaken for Masturbating: He does this a few times for laughs in his "Send This To Your Crush" video.
  • No Sense of Humor: Subverted. His laugh reveal shows that he, indeed, has a sense of humor.
  • Nobody Loves the Bassist: Davie naturally defies this trope in any shape or form; he also takes whimsical digs at guitarists, despite being able to play guitar decently well.
  • Not So Stoic: Shown very concisely in his laugh reveal video that he is very giggly when off camera.
  • Running Gag:
    • Lately, he almost never misses the opportunity to make a joke about the number 69.
    • Every single time he goes on Fiverr, he says it's the last time, even though he always keeps coming back with a new Fiverr video.
  • The Stoic: All of his videos are delivered in a complete deadpan, and he very rarely cracks a smile.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: A very tall, black-haired and occasionally sardonic fellow, to be sure.
  • Up to Eleven: He played a 24-string bass, only to up the ante later with a 36-string bass.
    Davie: Mind-blowing, isn't it?
    • On his 36-string bass video, he says he will play a 69 (lmao) string bass if the video gets 690,000 likes. Time will tell if he will go through with this.
  • Useless Accessory: He's often seen wearing headphones even when he doesn't really need them.
  • When He Smiles: It's definitely something, since usually he has a very flat, unenthusiastic face.

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