Went to the music store and was trying out some gear. There were a few bass players that were just slapping, tapping, banging and plucking like mad men. I was in another corner running scales and getting the general feel for the bass I was trying out. After about 10 minutes of these two dudes trying to outslap each other and impress everyone around them I was laughing almost out loud. It sounded like I was trapped in a bad soundtrack loop for a Jerry Seinfeld movie. I wonder if these guys could actually play anything else. I do appreciate the style and I get a little wild myself at times but this little display sounded like crap and by itself became annoying as hell. I don't know, maybe if there was accompaniment behind the guys I could enjoy it better. Kinda reminds me of the guitar player shredding up and down the neck really fast. I can appreciate the abilities but after a few minutes can you just play something melodic and maybe give me a nice progression of some killer power chords to chew on. I'll probably catch hell for this post but I thought I would share the thought with you anyway.