Never been a huge fan of Bootsy - I tend to prefer the sounds of Stanley Clarke, Paul Jackson, Marcus Miller, Ron Carter, Christian McBride, & Ronnie Baker (I lean towards the Jazz bassists). I could probably throw Larry Graham in there too. But Bootsy is the preeminent bassist when it comes to Funk. His impact on music and the bass is undeniable. When you ask who the great modern bassists are... there is a reason why his name is often in the top 3, 5, or certainly the top 10.