Punk rock, bass, unoriginality Whats up with punk bassists? They don't have any originality at all, all they use is E and A and they never go past the 7th fret and 90% of them are root note *****s. I mean a little filler to spice up the lines would be nice once in a while. Or maybe acually using more than two strings in a song? I think I know why they are like this. They gotta jump around on stage and **** so if they had a complicated bass line they couldn't rock out as much. ALTHOUGH shouldn't they at least be able to be more versatile in their playing? I can only think of 2 bassists that use all the strings and really spice up their bass lines, Matt Freeman from Rancid of course and Hunter from AFI. Other than that I can't think of any other. Anyone want to help me in my quest to find good punk bassists? Oh, now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying punk bassistst suck I'm just saying they should be more spicey with their lines. Hell maybe no one cares and I should go to a bass forum but I can't leave my beloved otf.