Okay, here's one for you all: List your favorite prog metal/rock bass player. Try your best to describe their style and what makes them unique. Jari Kainulainen (Stratovarius/Evergrey): I think you may have noticed his playing is pretty phenomenal. He has a fantastic ability to play melody with many of the guitar parts that are being played (Working with Timo Tolkki must be difficult, since he's known to be a perfectionist.) Also, his playing style is pretty rock solid. He doesn't overplay and doesn't sound like he is soloing the songs to death. His sound is pretty balanced. He doesn't have a pounding sound, instead, it's pretty well mixed and stands out only when it should. For those that know Evergrey...he'll be in a kick butt band...they're LOUD! Any opinions are welcome! Post away!