Ok everyone im about to embark on "formal" bass lessons in April once school is out, to expand my craft and enhance my songwriting capabilities, anywayz if anyone has any ideas or knowledge about how much theory-knowledge of their bass -and how to write songs u think the following artists have it would be much appreciated, because I am curious to have a ballpark range of how much I need to know to write some decent simple punk-rock songs, also I would like your honest opinions on if u would call them "talented" bassists. I dont like all of these bassists (especially fieldy) 1. Mark Hoppus from Blink 182 2. Fieldy from Korn 3. Mike Dirnt from Green Day 4. Fat Mike from Nofx 5. Greg K from Offspring Thank u!