So I took a look at the archives and after searching pretty thoroughly I did not find a topic like this. I was interested in knowing what your 5 favorite bassists are! Now remember, this is just an opinion thing. And may not have anything to do with how good they are or how technical or any of that. These bass players just move you somehow. They affect you and maybe how you play. So, rules go like this: 1. Pick 5, count 'em, 5 players. Don't just post that you like Jaco or FiElDy and leave it at that. It's all or nothing! 2. Tell us why they're your favorite. Could be because they played the songs that made you want to play bass, or maybe they are the people that help you stay interested or want to tackle new challenges. 3. Tell us, if you can, which of these players you liken yourself most to. In other words "Which one do you most relate to?" Is it because your playing style is similar, or lifestyle? Anyway, I'd sure like to get some responses to this. All in the interest of getting to know your fellow TB'er. Right? P.S.- I'll post mine in a response, I think that this post is long enough as it is. Thanks all!