Mike Watt is one of the most important punk and post punk bassists to ever wield the thud-staff. His influence is far reaching in the bass community and his status in punk rock history is legendary.
Watt's musical philosophy encompasses everything from punk rock to Bob Dylan to John Coltrane and beyond. Some of you may be thinking, "hey I don't consider Mike Watt a Fender Bass player" and to be totally honest you may have a point.
Actually Mike did play Fender Basses during his career (most notably a modified Telecaster Bass and several Fender Precision Basses) plus he's so cool and important that I had to write something about him, regardless of what type of bass he uses now.