I just got done readying the thread about Les Claypool being the best bassist in rock/alt music. Some poeple said he is some said he isn't; this is what brings up the topic. What makes a good bassist? Is it someone who can right good music or play it. Or is it someone that just has a new and creative tech.? In my opinon I think a person that can play any song but writes crap is a 3 out of 5 bassist, but a person that can't play everthing but that can write good stuff of their own is a true 4 or even a 5 out of 5! What is your opinon?