Back in the day I played bass guitar. Still have one tucked away in the closet, and once in a great while I give in to the urge to get it out and play a little. One of my all-time favorite bassists is Michael Manring. Incredible technique--and though some purists might think he's gimmicky one cannot help but listen and watch in awe when he completely masters the instrument as in this video. When the camera pans around, watch for the expression of the guy sitting behind him. Yeah, that's my thoughts exactly.