It will be fun to see how this pole turns out. It's open ended, time wise, so everyone will have a chance to vote Personally, I fall into the "Can but don't for bass" category. I played trombone and baritone horn in the high school band so I know how. I just don't see the need for bass, as the lines are relatively simple and repetitious. I can get better flow and concentration on details without it. Admittedly, I lay down the groove and keep slap and solo stuff to a minimum as I just don't like most of it. For other types of music, like fusion, I can see how it would be beneficial.