(Not exactly). Now that I've drawn you in with clickbate, let me clarfy: *I love funk and soul bass, I love technically proficient players, and I love innovators. Hell, I really like some boring schmaltz as well. But for every Larry Graham, V. Wooten, Stanley Clarke, etc. There are hundreds of non musical gatling gun approach players that make me feel that I am playing a completely different instrument than they are. I appreciate this technique being a tool in a players arsenal of variety. Almost every time I've gone into a music store to try a bass, I give up because of one of these aggressive hotdogs are filling every bit of sonic space and staring me down as if we're going to engage in a Warriors style slap-off. These are equivalent to the bike messengers of bass (no offense to bike messengers of whom many are my friends). All speed, aggression and adrenaline with chip firmly on the shoulder. Like human jackhammers (no offense to jackhammers). Am I alone in this? Who's slap technique do you find appealing and musical? Who has awesome groove? I feel that Wooten is otherworldly in his ability to be technically amazing but musically complex and compelling. Is there anything that I am missing? Please slap responsibly.