What do you guys think? If someone is playing a cheap bass do you give them any respect or not? I personally do as long as they can play. I ask because right now my stable consist of a 1970s Gibson SG, Fender Jazz, and Squire P-bass 5 string. Lately I have been playing the crap out of the squire. I really feel like I have found a groove with it and I just love the tone I am getting out of it and the way it feels. Anyway, a guy in this band we are sorta friends with plays a Rickenbacker and we were talking about basses after a show we did with them and he goes "was that a fender you were using up there?" and I go no it was a squire and he laughs at me. I was like what the heck man? I personally think he and I are on the same level as bass players. We are both coming into our own but not great by any means. I would say we are average to slightly above average and now the guy disses me becuase of what I play. What do you guys think? Like I said I don't care what someone plays as long as they can groove with it.