I browse around Ebay quite often, always looking for cheap crap but I've begun to notice something that is really starting to piss me off when I check the bass guitar section. That is that almost everytime I see an add for a bass (Especially the older Fenders!! which shocks me because you old people should know better ) it says something about "with that great *insert overly used bassist name here* sound"... Basses that sound just like Jaco, Jamerson, FiElDy, Flea, and a thousand other names. Not only does this do a great deservice to those people (equating their "sound" completley to a specific bass of a specific era) but it also appears to be helping to put the idea in the minds of some people taht they can get THE sound of their idols by getting THEIR bass... So, I guess this has also kind of become a public service announcement. Old guys its not just us youngins fault that we have this idea of what sound we want, we see all the posts and the ads and the auctions that seem to reafirm... Hmm I guess this is also part rant, and I realize slightly flip at times, and I really don't mean any offence to anyone (I figure that if people can get away will telling me that I'm "too young to understand" then I can get away with telling you you're "too old" ) so if any mods are angry with me and need to throw this into Misc. or Off topic, I just thought the miscellanious and off topic nature of this post actually had to do with technique which is lost more and more as people are convinced taht they can get THE sound out of THE bass. SORRY!!!