I've always liked the way guitar players play bass. They seem to have a really free approach as opposed to being foundation oriented. They tend to be more melodic and when they start breaking into little standard guitar licks.....I dunno - it just sounds cool. I don't play guitar at all except for your very basic "spider" chords. Y'know, the knucklebusters at the headstock. I've always played bass so my method has always been rooted in foundation stuff: good time, play (fairly) simple, solid note selection, etc. With guitarists it's like that stuff is all out the window. I wonder how much of it has to do with finger strength as well. 'Guitar bassists' just sound kinda sloppy like they have no finger muscles, yet they have a fluidity. I feel I sound like a 'guitar bassist' after I haven't played for a week. I used to take my bass everywhere. Now I don't take it on trips and vacations (well sometimes) and when I get back my playing is a little wobbly. It's fun to let the chops slide a little and build 'em back up. Some examples of the feel/sound I'm trying to describe: Ronnie Wood - early Jeff Beck stuff "Truth" & "Beckola" David Gilmore Jimi Hendrix - "Experienced", "Axis" & "Ladyland" I'm not saying this is a style I would try to emulate or a goal to achieve or anything. I like being a foundation player and I love the role bass plays in making music. Just something different to listen to for ideas. OK, I'm back to earth now. Opinions or other examples? PS > This is NOT about bass guitarists!