Many have influenced my listening and playing, but these guy's are something special! 1: John Patitucci - versitlile, amazing technical abilities but also recognises the basses place in a song 2: Victor Bailey - sooo smooth!! nuff said 3: Steve Bailey - seeing the bass extremes vid totally blew me away....harmonics anyone??! 4: Jaco..... 5: Tony levin...a master of bass, stick, keys....... lets have no more mcartney eh???