I've heard people say that before, or read it in print. I think that sort of self-deprecating, almost self-demeaning attitude is somewhat upsetting. It is a disservice to the greatness that is bass, in my view. I don't think the bass is, or should be, the focal point of music from the point of view the listener. I'm not looking to be in the spotlight all the time by any means. However, when I hear or read things like "I'm just the bass player," it just disappoints me. I think it leads to a self perpetuating cycle of belief that bass is somehow a second class instrument, played by "failed" guitar players. I'm "just" the bass player... Your opinions?