alright, this is kinda inspired by that monster thread "most talented blah blah blah..." see, i realized that none of the guys i really look up to were ever mentioned in that. so, i'm gonna tell you about a few people you should check out, and you tell me about a few i should check out. now this means NO wooten, hamm, geddy lee, etc. here's mine: dan rathman of sleepytime gorilla museum and idiot flesh. great tone, really original music, you've probably never heard anything like this. he builds a lot of his own instruments as well. check out www.sleepytimegorillamuseum.com trevor dunn... you probably heard him in mr. bungle, fantomas, with john zorn... but a lot of his solo stuff and colaborations with other crazy jazz people is incredible. www.trevordunn.n3.net mike silverman... the fabulous hedgehogs/that1guy this dude is just nuts. i'm constantly blown away. www.that1guy.com (i think that url is right, i can't really check right now, the hamster that runs in the little wheel in the back of my computer is getting tired.) alright, let's see what you got!