I only bring this up after watching the videos from Google. I guess I am what you would call a non-flashy bass player. I guess that since I have never had anyone show me how to do any of the fancy flashy stuff, like the fast slap and pop and what have you, it makes me feel, well, not good. I remember going to GC, and there was a guy sitting in there playing a line like the first guy, and I remember thinking that I did not even want to sit down and play when that dude was wailing away. The thing that I also know is that just because you are flashy, or can play very quickly or intricately, does not make you a good, or desireable bass player. I have had tons of people, including fellow bass players, say they loved my style, simple, melodic, and in-time, which seems an oft-neglected aspect of bass. So, I guess my question is this: Should you feel less that "good" because you don't know how to do any of the really flashy, fast stuff, or are they really more like "parlor tricks", pretty to look at, but not really good for anything?