Some discussions lately here and elsewhere about reluctant acceptance or rejection of electric bass in some genres that tend to be purist about acoustic instruments got me thinking. While electric bass has largely met resistance or outright rejection in Jazz circles, what about electric guitar ? It seems to have been readily accepted from the beginning. Charlie Christian , Herb Ellis, Joe Pass for example,playing right along where an electric bass would have been rejected. How to account for this seeming inconsistency ? Thoughts ?