i dont live from my playing but i have a thumb 5 that i consider a preatty cool bass but that is not the pouint the point is that i want to play really good i am not a jazz person but i like fusion and jazz ( i have pl enty of jaco and patitucci and many others records on mp3 check me on icq i will be happy to share with the talk bassers) i want to jam a "jazzy stuff" and i can do a really cool jazz solo i did a research and i dont get it i mean does the walking bass methods help on the solos? or on the progresions? or bouth? i am willing to buy 1 book for each one for solos and one for walking lines i will buy this one funk bass but if you have another one that is cooler than this one i will buyt it! i mean i will buy it from bassbooks.com but i need to know what i am buying i dont want to be mr jazz guy but i recently download the "victor wooten with dave mathews band solo" and i want to do the stuff he does in finguer style well i want to play like him but that is not the priority right now and also i like a lot the solo from "fountain head" from spiral architect that is preatty jazzy to i want to do THAT in a song it soudn jazzy but it isnt jazzy thougt so...recomend me something!