...Bassists that there is a difference between Metal and Hip Hop? I usually have bassists telling me that they can't hear shit, even after a particular track is inappropriately boomy. I know, bass is supposed to be the Spine of ANY song. The bass is an external entity in metal. It is supposed to be an extension of the drums pretty much. But I come across certain bassists who demand that they be heard in an 'independent' manner. I know it's normal musician tendency to 'stand out'. Any goddamn musician would want to. But I feel most 'metal' bassists fail to realize their role in a 'metal' band. They expect their stuff to be heard like we hear the rhythm guitars. Now, I'm pretty unfamiliar to working with the "Chugga" tone, but I feel it's easier for the bass to be more noticeable in that situation, if I'm not wrong. But with stuff like Primal Fear that's not really the case. You can hear the bass glueing everything up and making the mix punchy, but you don't hear the notes like you do with the rhythm guitars. In fact, the better the mix, the better the bass blends in. The better the bass blends in, the less noticeable it gets. We can't hear it, but we can 'feel' it. You get what I mean. On the other hand, I know a few kick-ass bassists who never complain about the bass being too low and blah blah. So how do you guys deal with these people?