I found this thanks to Alex's facebook page, which posted the interview he did. These are some great looks at three (and more to come) well-known and distinctive-sounding bassists. Jerry Scheff - "Its [sic] almost like squeezing out the notes like dirty water from a dish rag. After a while it becomes automatic and you dont even think about it." Jack Casady - "I think tone is your signature as to who you are. Before you get to the notes, and your style and the kind of riffs you like to do or your influences, I think you have to develop and pay attention to the way you make the tone on your instrument and what pleases you. The music builds around the tone." Alex Webster - "For metal, you want that attack and to hear each note. When the string is first struck, you want to hear that attack and then get the note to bloom after it as well." Pretty cool stuff, in my opinion anyway.