So, the other day I was looking at the local music boards and kinda noticed that there's constant bassist turnover, which is nothing new in this neck of the woods. The predominant genres include Indie/Americana, modern rock, and the various metals and "cores", along with cover bands. I've been in (and out) of these bands where the bassist is expected to be a support instrument. None seemed to value what I do. I was dubbed as too flashy, but I consider what I do as more of having my own signature style and sound. Ever since joining my jam band trio, it's basically expected that I step up my role and fill in the gap. It's assumed that we're all support instruments and we all get our chances to shine and show that we're unique. So...the food for thought question is.... If your job as a bassist is very easy, are you more likely to get replaced?