Hello, Mike! I hope it would be interesting to discuss though it is not about theory.. I'm playing mainstream stuff on my Fender Jazz Bass for 8 months (played some funk/rock before) and all this time I used to listen, learn, transcribe generally DB players, because I simply couldn't find any BG players on this side.. And now, when I take my bass I always try to imitate DB sound (and always fail). Certainly I understand that I can't reach DB sound unless I play DB.. but, to my regret, I listen to some Scott LaFaro's, Ron Carter's or anyone else's cool tasty walking groove and realize that my bass line on BG will never sound the same.. Of course I can just buy DB and become happy with it, but in fact I don't want it. I want to continue playing mainstream jazz on BG, but I'm depressed by the contrast of sound. Did you ever have the same problem and what would you recommend? Are there some well-known mainstream bass guitar players to listen to? I like Steve Swallow (not actually a mainstream player), Tom Warrington.