I'm wondering what you all think of certain players who were essentially guitar players turned full time or part time bass players. My initial idea for this thread came from watching the Genesis concert video, "Live: The Way We Walk". While listening to the video , I started noticing just how decent Daryl Stuermer was as a bass player. I mean his carreer was built as a top rate guitarist and has also done some great guitar work with Phil Collins and Tony Banks on their solo projects, but his live bass playing abilities with Genesis are really quite respectable. I listen to him play on that stuff and think to myself there are a lot weaker "bass players" out there who are given much more respect for whatever reason. I think maybe guys like Stuermer are often overlooked because they are known more as guitar players. It doesn't mean that he doesn't play some tasty parts (and no, he doesn't just play exactly what Mike Rutherford did in the studio versions). In fact there are all kinds of guitarists turned bass players (or part time bass players) that have done some great work : Noel Redding, Ian Anderson, Steve Howe, Paul McCartney, etc... So why does it seem that guys who were known originally as guitar players aren't often given as much respect as people who are only known for playing bass?