As we all know, being the bass player gets you little to no recognition or respect despite being arguably the most important member of the band. No bragging meant, but I would consider myself one of the better bassist in my region. All the other bassist I meet are root noters and give you a look of deer in the headlights if you say, "Let's Jam a 12 Bar Blues in B" Even being one of the better bassist in my area (no bragging intended, really) I have absolutely zero recognition and kore often get made fun of, "You don't need to know that it's an Am7, you're a bassist." So I was curious, how do you guys deal with it? I'm not trying to say I want to be Victor Wooten where I am the constant star, in fact, I want to complete opposite, just to lay in back and groove. I guess I just want a little respect and recognition, is that too much to ask for?