After doing several searches, I was surprised to find seemingly little appreciation for the man compared to other bassists from bands of that magnitude... so I figured I'd try and unite some fellow JPJ admirers. Personally, JPJ was probably my biggest inspiration to pick up the instrument. After several stagnant years of playing guitar (more like "owning a guitar" ), I was listening to Led Zep II when the bassline on The Lemon Song just hit me. All of sudden, I started paying attention to the low end like never before... by the time Ramble On came on, I was hooked. I just had to play that. Thanks to that epiphany, I've been the proud owner of a candy apple red American Special Jazz for almost two years. Succinctly, what I admire about him most is his Jamerson-like ability to lay down a shipload of notes without overplaying at all. Every note fits so delicately and perfectly, whether it's a laid back folky groove or no-nonsense rock 'n roll. Anyone else with a similar experience?