Before I started playing bass I only liked Hard Rock or Heavy Metal. I mean, I really disliked Rap, R&B, jazz, classical, blues, or anything. But after I started playing bass not only did I begin to fully realize just what the instrument did but I began to have a greater understanding of how music really "worked". Then I started opening up to all kinds of music. Funk, Jazz, Blues, R&B,... everything started appealing to me. I would listen to songs that I hated before but now when I listened to them they had a completely different perspective. Playing bass has really opened my ears to alot of different musical styles but I realize that none of my guitar playing buddies(who started playing about the same time as me) share this type of logic. They all still seem to be "closed minded" to music. Is this a phenomenon that happens only in bass players or does it just depend on a person to person basis? Let me know what you guys think.