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Cool new thread Iron. I'm a bass player and, from my viewpoint, I'd like to talk about the type of chops that may take a medium musician, or a musician form a rock style that don't exactly the metal style, into a situation on which he may feel hard to master some licks, metal licks, or hard rock licks. That's cool, interesting. I think heavy metal is like jazz: it is out of reach for many musicians, or, for my case for example, I can play metal because I love the bass crunch, semi-distorted stuff, I use plectrum and play with my fingers too, I vary, and feel comfortable by playing Motorhead's tunes if I have to do it for any reason. But it is cool that, once in a Motorhead concert, the three players reach those levels of inspiration, it seems that everything regarding rock and music will be easier, after that, looser. That's a cool thread, sure.