I enjoy playing in the band but alsoo have a deep desire to be able to play bass alone and try to entertain people and make it sound musical. Did not really think it was possible until I saw Stu Hamm. The man is amazing and has inspired the stools out of me. Normally we think of instruments like piano and chord melody guitar as the only ones that can sound like full music when played alone - since the melody and harmony and bass line is played all together. But Stu proves that you can use tapping to mimick piano and can also use chord melody guitar techniques on bass and make it sound fantastic. He also mixes in some fantastic slap in there also. I know there are lots of solo bass players nowadays but Stu is my favorite for the following reasons: 1. He does not use any looper pedals or backing tracks. In fact he does not use any pedals at all. 2. He incorporates his great sense of humor and funny stories. It is fun watching him because he can be funnier than some of the so called great comedians and people love to laugh and have fun.