Sure theres been a million threads on best/favorite/funkiest/heaviest/etc but what one bassist has got it all? Okay, so I was watching American Idol on T.V. and it got me thinking about the total package - the fact that to be a star one needs more than just talent alone. Sure youve got to be able to play great, but you also need the ability to engage your audience, your looks do count, famous people should make good role models for their young fans, to really be special youve gotta be unique, and to be called great youd better be versatile too. So this thread isnt just about the best bass player I want to consider other factors along with playing ability. As much as I enjoy the amazing technical ability of certain players, their music (often jazz) might not be my cup of tea and I cant get into it. So, what bassist, from the past or present, do you think has it all? Who is the most appealing to the masses? Please give extra points for singing, (even more for singing well), songwriting, dancing, style (on & off stage), good public image, longevity, charm and whatever else you think makes a player a real super star. I think that a certain Knight from England could easily walk away with this, but personally my vote for king has got to go to Bootsy! IMO Bootsy has got it all. What a player, what a career, what an entertainer.