Anyone ever try to improve their plucking hand with these? Being in my high school band, this is pretty much the language of our percussion section. I was challenged to learn these rudiments on my bass. I told the issuer of the challenge it was impossible, but I started digging in, and it seems like a very worthwhile tool in learning rhythm, left-right coordination between fingers, and ingraining good timing. Of course, some things would have to be altered for bass (flams as grace notes/hammer-ons, roll notation would be a little off-kilter, etc...) but the gist is still there. I would assume most of us prefer RLRL over LRLR or vise-versa, but i think these would help eliminate that barrier and lead to more fluent plucking hand technique.
Also, if you ever want something to practice rhythm with (long car/plane ride, no-gig weekend, whenever) this: http://www.vicfirth.com/education/fe...thms/intro.php
-arranged in levels of increasing intensities, covers all kinds of rhythmic elements, great learning tool