Like any community, bass players have certain institutionalized opinions that are based on popularity. But then there are those times when you disagree with nearly every bass player. Fess up: How are you a weirdo when it comes to disagreeing with your bass playing peers? True for me: 1) I don't care about flamed or quilted maple tops, select body woods, gold hardware, or any of the other features normally associated with higher-end basses. 2) I actually have more fun and sound better playing cheap instruments... partly because expensive ones are usually active which I can't make work for me and partly because I am too cautious with expensive things. So when people say "save up for a premium bass so you'll sound better"? That would probably be a detriment to me. 3) I don't like Jaco's tone. This is blasphemy, I know, but I thought it was too nasal and constricted. A Jazz Bass is capable of TONS of awesome and great tones... many of which I love... but I don't like that bridge pickup and I don't like the tone dialed way up and I don't even like that journalists call it "burpy". It could also be described as "quacky" in my opinion. Jaco was brilliant and I'm not denying his playing or composition skills whatsoever. I just don't think his sound was particularly deep. Your turn.