I hate it when lead guitarists lift my bass without my permission and play what they think is bass. Then sometimes they do ask if they can have a go and it dosn't seem right to say "No". I am 59 and started playing when I was 15. But I then had a 25 year break to do sport and anyway had to sell my gear to raise money to raise kids (there's a thankless gesture). Since I started to listen to music seriusly at 15 I never wanted to play anything but bass. I remember Hendrix, Clapton and Rory Gallagher etc but it was the bass lines I loved. I never played air guitar - just air bass! When I started again I discovered my favourite Stevie Wonder songs had the best bass lines. Long story short the bass is what holds the music together and if you are a bopper gives it the bop. Lets face it the bass is the best. So I don't understand why it annoys me so much when guitarists want to play my bass. I don't feel challenged because the lead guitarists don't seem to understand groove and some of their internal metronomes are way crazy off. I can't play fast lead of course but I don't feel the need. Am I alone in this? Can you advise me what my problem is please? Shrinks are very expensive here in Ireland.