I got myself a second hand Vester 'tradition line' jazz bass guitar. E-guitars are nice but it is always drum and bass that really set the groove...
I use full force tap-ons, full friction sliding, full force pull-offs and provide some muffling with the stump. I have tried to improve my rhythm as hitting the right notes hard is hard enough but playing them with sustain and right on time is really trickier than it seems.
So here we go with a first sample:
- http://www.swisswuff.ch/sounds/vesterbassndrum3.mp3 (extended drumkit)
As to memorable quotes of memorable role models, I try to follow the Kurt James school of success ("keep practicing").