For reasons I recently disclosed in a rather lengthy PM to IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD DURRL I've decided, for the time being at least, to dedicate my time and energy to that inflated toy instrument I call a Bass Guitar. This, however, does not change my desire to play jazz, more in the straight-ahead vein. Assuming my skills will one day be there, how unforgiving is the jazz community to this idea? This idea of me playing bass guitar in a combo. How much resistance will I be met with? How many gigs will I lose based not on ability but on choice of instrument?