Is it just me or am I the only guy (excluding bass players) that feels that most of the time, a vast majority of the time, to put a number on it 80% of the time the bass gets screwed in the mix at gigs ,shows, heck even on recordings (think Newsted). Why don't sound guys, producers whoever seem to drop the ball when it comes to bass tone and volume. I am not asking for the bass to be the loudest thing, or to rule the mix, but how about a fair shake! Are they that ignorant to realize the bass is just as important to a tune as anything else? What would Motown be without Jamerson or Babbit? Would there be funk without the bass guitar. I have seen soooo many gigs, shows, festivals, and heard so many recordings that the bass in basically non-existant. Why? Sorry to rant but it just kills me that we our like the Rodney Dangerfields of music and mixing...we get no respect!