I'm a rhythm player, but there's no money in that unless you're lucky enough to land a gig with an orchestra or big band. There's none of those around here. It's funny how when you mention rhythm, folks automatically think of Joan Baez type strummers. Most have never heard of Freddie Green, Tommy Emmanuel, Ted Greene, Jimi Hendrix, and others with good grips and rhythm patterns. Hence my branching out to bass. Much more demand, especially in light of my distaste for singing. My bass (and rhythm guitar) playing will continue to improve at a rapid pace, as I'm now playing an event a day, and even turning away business.