Here's what really pisses me off to the maximum. It's those stupid comments and sometimes even whole topics devoted to saying who is the worst bassist ever. I constantly see guys like Fieldy and Flea and Mark Hoppus get put down because they're "sloppy" or somebody doesn't like their style. It's just petty. Those guys may not be as wonderfully talented as Stu Hamm or Vic Wooten or the other guys that tap and play little ditties and solo or whatever but they've got a hell of a lot of talent and their respective bands wouldn't be who they are without these guys. Every single bassist no matter how "good" or "bad" has a very distinctive place in their band. No other bassist can really replace the work they do. Take Fieldy for example. Do you honestly think you could replace him? Do you think you could sound better than he could in the band he's in? You may say "yeah, sure" but the reality of it is that you'd probably sound absolutely terrible and vastly impact the character of the band's sound as a whole in a negative way. All that is just to say this: quit getting down on guys who aren't your style or they don't play super accurately or know all the scales and arpeggios or whatever. Every single bassist no matter how talented or not is a vital part of their band's sound and cannot be replaced.