#1
An idea: post a question each month and let you low end lot loose in the thread.  If you have a suggestion for future "questions" just PM me. 

This month's question is:

What song did you get the most satisfaction for finally learning all the way through?   It doesn't have to be a difficult song, perhaps it was the first song you ever learned.

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#2
It's a toss up for me. Either Schism, because Tool are the shit and so is the song, plus it was the best song I had learnt at time, or the second disc of Six Degrees of Inner Turbulance. Pain in the arse without a six string, but it was more the musical memory aspect of it. I still play it through every few months just to test myself.
#3
Mine was Bernadette by the Four Tops.  Individual parts weren't hard per se but getting the whole flow of Jamerson's line down at the proper speed was a challenge. 

Its still one of those basslines that when I hear it, I get goosebumps.  I would have never thought to play that under that melody, but its so right for the song. 
#4
Hard to remember something that long ago.
But probably Something For Nothing by Rush.

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#5
"With a Little Help from my Friends" by the Beatles.  It was one of the first songs I tried to learn when I started the bass.  I figured it would be an easy bass line, and was quite surprised by how complicated it was.  It helped me appreciate the bass a great deal.  I never played it in a band, though.
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#6
I'm not there yet, but Pardon Me by Incubus is on the top of the list. It's also correctly played on a 5-string anyway.
Mudshovel by Staind is also on the short list. I thought a pick might help, but not really. I may pick up some thicker picks to see if my opinion changes, but for now, I'll just use my fingers.

One of those two will be my first. 
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#7
Probably Beer by Reel Big Fish, not really sure why.

And, no joke, the King of the Hill theme song.  Its just fun to play.
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#8
Hey, Reel Big Fish is awesome. Skatanic, anyone?
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#9
I tried learning Dani California as soon as I got a bass, when even playing the octave notes was tricky for me, so all the riffing around was impossible. It kind of served as a benchmark of my progress, so when I finally could play it, I felt like a god.
#10
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Hey, Reel Big Fish is awesome. Skatanic, anyone?

Oh, I know they're awesome.  I just don't have an explanation as to why Beer was so satisfying to learn.
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#11
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Oh, I know they're awesome.  I just don't have an explanation as to why Beer was so satisfying to learn.

Because bassists are alcoholics and the song is named Beer? 
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Squire Bullet Strat, Schecter Damien 6, Washburn WG-587 & RX10, Schecter Stiletto Extreme 5
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Understood- I waste money on amps*, too.