I know that there are some players from NYC who hang out here so maybe they can help. I never buy pop albums. Everytime I go into the record store to get one I see too many jazz albums that I want and I stray to those. Well, some friend's turned me on to the Gavin DeGraw "Stripped" cd and I bought it. It's the extra cd that you can get with Chariot. What a killin disc. The band is all over it and Gavin writes fantastic tunes and sings his a** off. Well, the bass player is Alvin Moody and his playing and tone on that album is perfect. Great stuff. I'd love to find out what he used to record the album, his tone is that good. I can't place the sound of the bass. Any ideas? I don't usually worry about such things but it really is an amazingly supportive sound and I can't stop wondering what instrument he used. Thanks.