Let me make a disclaimer: this is a serious question. Silly answers are fine, but please no hate. I've often wondered what motivates a bass player to take up the instrument in the first place. As a child, I was always drawn to the 6-string because I just thought it was so damn cool. But I was also intrigued by the drums…they just looked like so much fun to play. As I grew into my teens, I had, as most of us did, a long list of guitar heroes. But I never had any interest in the bass. It just looked boring by comparison. And of course, the general public can rattle off the names of hundred of guitarists, but usually they only know a handful of bassists. Even keyboard players have the advantage of being able to play their instrument at home or on a solo gig, with or without vocals. Obviously the bass needs to part of an ensemble. So bassists, what is it that drew you to your instrument? I honestly think it's very unselfish to play the bass. It's such an important and foundational instrument, necessary for the groove and feel. I get it. I just want to know what made you choose it over other more "glamorous" choices.