Seeing as how there a Things Bassists hate thread, how about lifting our spirits a little and telling everyone what you love about being a bass player, or little things that you like when playing in a band? Ill start: - Lightweight gear. I was a guitar player for 8 years before permanently switching to bass. The best guitar tones would almost always come from a good tube amp, which were always rather hefty. Add to the fact that cabinets almost always had hefty 12" speakers in them, a guitar players setup was usually rather heavy. After switching to bass, i was completely floored when i discovered 4-7 pound amp heads like the GB Shuttle, or the MB Littlemark that could pump out 500-900 watts! And they usually sounded fine! Cabinets with 10" neodymium speakers? Yes please! And if you didnt have an amp for some reason? No problem! You can plug directly into the PA and it can still sound decent! May not seem exciting to life-long bass players, but for a former guitar player... it was wonderous. - Variety of gear. Not only is there a large variety of different basses, amps, pickups, etc, but unless the band/song requires a very specific tone, you can pretty much use whats most comfortable to you. - Bassists are pretty much always in demand. Of course different areas may vary, but bassists generally dont have much of a problem finding a band.