Hey JMJ! I've been playing bass for close to 10 years and have become very serious about making music my life. Ideally I'd like to become self-sustainable as a recording session bassist. I realize a session bassist has to basically play anything at the drop of a hat. But more specifically, what sort of things are asked from a bassist in the studio? Sight reading charts and written music and pre-written basslines? Making up your own bassline on the spot? Picking stuff up through listening? Soloing? What genres of music are prevalent in LA? I have a nice Ashdown rig and Xotic 5 string. What other gear should I have at my disposal? A fretless? Any must-have pedals or stomp boxes? From what I hear one of the hardest parts is getting in contact with the right people. Any advice on how I should get my name out there? Thank you very much for your time! Your story is awesome and inspiring!