We all know the stereotypes... "bass is easier than guitar". Or, "bassists are just frustrated guitarists". We all know these are false notions, but there are indeed some bassists out there that are an embarassment to the trade. I was thinking about a guy I saw live not long ago. This is a true story. The guitarist was tuning up with an battery operated tuner. The bassist just stood there with his bass, staring at him. When the guitarist was done, he stood up, and stood besides the bassist. The guitarist hits his E string, and tells the bassist to hit his E string. As the bassist does, the guitarist begins turning the E string tuning knob, until the bass is in tune with the guitar. In other words, the guitarist tuned the bassists bass for him, while the bassist stood there like a dud. I felt bad for the guy honestly. The only other thing Ive ever seen was a cover band back in the day. The bassist had tabultature on a music stand. What pitiful things have you all seen?