The idea here is to vote for the bassist or bassists you feel to be the most influential as far as how the instrument is played and how players have developed in their evolution. This would not necessarily be your favorite, but one (or more) who may have influenced your favorite. I'll try to look at the results, including write ins, and tabulate the top 5 and then have a run-off vote in a later thread. Thanks for your participation. You can vote for as many as you wish. In order to narrow this down to the top 5 this poll will only be active for 30 days.