In my town, the three biggest show bands all use MP3 backings - NO Bass player. This makes me worried as a bass lad, I don't think we are replaceable. Some years ago, when drum machines came out, there were some cries that it would end the career of drummers, which hasn't occurred. I know there will always be a place for bassists, but this trend toward scaling down the band into the computer worries me. What say you?