Well, while I was looking through my collection of CD's (mainly jazz, but occasionally some rock CD's), I realized something big, almost everyone on all of my CD's were male, except for the vocalist. I know there are quite a lot of female musicians out there, but it seems to me that the only ones who know their instrument inside out are the ones that play keyboard/a horn/guitar/or classical music. In fact (well at least from what I've seen) almost all the girls who play jazz just do it for the sake of getting a grade. Same for bass, almost all the girls I see who play bass are almost always playing it just for the sake of being in a rock band and never for the sake of the love/dedication to the instrument. Plus, I've also almost never seen a female bassist who was capable of playing a walking bassline, or just laying down a fat groove with awesome feeling. Let me get this straight, I am not being sexist here. Thats not the case at all, I'm just saying that I haven't really seen a female virtuoso bass players and I'm just wondering if its just me and where I live, or if that really is the case and that a female dedicated to playing bass is actually a rare thing. And girls, what's your opinion/thoughts about this? Why do you think there are so few good female bassists or even girls who play jazz for the sake of it?