I wanted to start a thread and learn what everyone think about it, don't know if some similar threads have been done before or not but as there are lots of talk about the comparison of bassists I wanted to see your point while making such comparison: 1. How do you compare two bassists? 2. What's your point when you say bassist A (fill a bassist name) is better than bassist B (fill another bassist name)? 2a. Is it the technique, the groove, the creativity, the manner, the attitude, his/her contribuiton to the band/music or anything else is more important when comparing? Or is it the whole helps to make your decision? 2b. Are there objective points to make comparison, if so what are they? 2c. Are every comparison subjectives? (in fact this questions is half asked in one previous but anyway) 3. What's your point when you say bassist A is the best one? 4. Do you make difference between the one that is your favourite bass player and the one that you think is the best bass player (if there is ONE best)? (e.g. Bassist A is your favourite because he/she's cool but you think a different Bassist B is the best bass player ever lived) Same questions may apply to all musicians (e.g. Bach is better than Mozart), bands(e.g. Beatles is better than the Stones), music style(e.g. Jazz is better than rock) etc. Please share your opinions..