I searched and found one thread from 2001 on him specifically... plenty of mentions within fretless and unsung threads... but not on just him. I think it's time I start a new one I've had a few 'main' influences over the years... Tony is one of the most important. He made me rip the frets out of my bass when I heard him in the 80s. To set it the times... I was 16 and had been playing for 4 years when I heard "Radioactive" on WNEW 102.7FM out of NYC. I was a classic rock kid... Sabbath, Zep, Bad Co, Tull, Rush, Skynyrd were all near the tops of my taste. I'd touched on Jaco and Stanley in my quest for a voice on the bass but hadn't grown enough to understand them. This blew my mind at the time and still sounds just as good to me. I wish the band would have stayed together longer. http://youtube.com/watch?v=a-RBx1GcEY0 (The Firm Live 1984 at the Hammersmith London) Anyone else dig his style? Anyone else GASing for his signiture bass?