I dated a bass player for a few years who spoke about getting "stuck" at jams because everyone knew she was a bass player. She also played fiddle and mandolin but always was expected to fill the bass spot since nobody else played (or admitted to it). I would keep that fact on the DL. Of course, the upside is that she held down spots in a couple of pretty long-running successful bands around because of it. The thing was taller than she is, she also used to get tired of schlepping it so much.