OK, it's a lot easier than the title. Here's an example: It seems like Victor Wooten is stereotyped as a "solo player" or he is known exclusively for his up/down thumbing. I think all of that is really great, but I really like him as an all-round player. I like the composition of his basslines and his tunes. His song, "Yin & Yang" has an intriguing opening melody/phrase. His solo in that song isn't anything flashy. It's just a well-composed, solid solo. Pretty diatonic. Sounds like it tells a story. Another player that comes to mind is Marcus Miller. When we think of him, his funky slapping comes to mind. But I also really dig his fretless playing. Check out the melody and his solo on the tune "Moons" from The Sun Don't Lie. WOW!!! The fluidity of the solo is comparable to Jaco's solo on "(Used to be a) Cha Cha." Does anyone want to expel any stereotypes or shed some light on any less recognized sides of any players?