Share your Baseline / Bass best practices

Hey guys, let me know your insights on how to create the perfect baseline! Currently I am trying to get into trap a bit more but dont hesitate posting your tips for other genres like dnb/jungle or dubstep

  1. Learn music theory, about scales and harmonic intervals.
  2. Learn to play the bass.
  3. Learn about (synthesized) sound design and modulation and effects you can use.
  4. Listen to (a lot of) good bass lines in music and discover the used techniques and schemes.
  5. Try to recreate or encorporate these techniques and schemes in creating your own bass lines.

i wasnt talking about melody, more like how you apply your saturation and what methods you use to synthesize the bassline