our drummer says, one night after many drinks, "you're a smokin' bass player! i haven't worked with such a good bassist for 15 years" a drummer friend who sits in with us and is one of the best i've ever worked with says, "dude!!! you got the funk down, you make me wish i was a bass player who could do that!!!!" one of the best guitarists i have ever met, stated "the ultimate band in town would include (yours truly)" i appreciate it, but i just don't see it. i make mistakes here and there, i don't improvise much at all, i'm not half the bassist i should be, i'm about as far from being a vitruoso as one can get. i just love to play 'to compliment the whole sound' of the live gig. maybe i just don't know how to take a compliment. i hope other bass players, who actually deserve the recognition, get compliments.