I never paid attention to bass as I wanted to be EVH. In my twenties I verged into bass that ended with me me rehearsing and playing hundreds of church services. I started with my buddies in a band. So I had to look to some folks for guidance as I never really paid attention. It opened my world up so much and this dude along with Gene Simmons, Dennis Dunaway(A. Cooper early) were my foundation. Seeing Geezer live from the side of stage(2nd floor seating) blew me away and I’m sure Michael Anthony helped as well. Anyway I don’t think Mel or his band get near enough attention. Din and Mel are Seaver’s backing band. Check this out if you’re unfamiliar. 1972!!