I would think of it as a new experience all together, rather than a transition.
Learn how the bass fits into music. Especially in the genres that you aspire to play.
If you like AC/DC, this could mean playing one or two notes the entire time with a steady 8th note rhythm.
If you like funk or fusion, this could mean very syncopated outlining of chords or even melodic lines.
"It's pointless to play lullabies for those who cannot sleep."