Hi, I am 15 and a bass player. I have a lot of friends that play bass and only one of them is as good as me and he has been playing for twice as long as me. All my other friends play power chords and play only crapy punk while i play rock, jazz, slap, and any other bass tech. that I find interseting. Then when I hear my friends say they hate slap bassist it really breaks my heart. Also on a side note why are there so many sucky bassist in bands now-a-days. Were more people like pual from TOOL or rhino from Mudvayne. P.S. You may think im fool of my self when it comes to playing bass but I've had people that have played bass for a long time said I was really good and I'm only 15. I wish there was more reconishment for bassist.