I had a sudden memory flash, going into a music store in about 1985, and seeing maybee 20 basses in a huge music store, yet the keyboard departement was expanding like crazy. They all knew how to play Jump and Axel F. (I guess that was the keyboardists song, like Stairway to heaven is to guitarists.) I asked one of the salesman what was going on, and he explained to me how easy it was to replace bassists by keyboardists and sequencers and tone generators, and that bassists would be extinct in the future. They would become historical musicians, like bards. I just want to know what happened to all those JUNO and DX7 players. Are they plotting their return, do they have an underground movement, or have they been replaced by groove boxes. Just wondering. PS. This is not a thread against keyboardists, I love them, as long as they don't ask me to help bring in their Leslie and B3.