One lefty to another:
Until I decided to take up bass, there I could have only listed a small number of bassists: Tina Weymouth, Flea, Sting, Billy Gibbons, Geddy Lee, Michael Anthony,and Marko Hietala (formerly of Nightwish). The only ones I can think of that I ever appreciated specifically for their skill on bass were Flea and Sting.
Since I retired and got my bass during the flu panic, I’ve been exposed via internet to some people I want to be like when I grow up:: Lee Sklar (I always wondered who the bearded guy in the Sussudio video was), Billy Sheehan, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, and the list continues to grow.
i’ll have to revisit this thread next year to update everybody on how my appreciation of musicians has grown…