Hello, Let me first start by saying that I have been playing for many years and have tried my best to cover a wide variety of styles and techniques in that time. I have been taking private lessons for 10+ years and was even accepted into the Berklee College of Music (too poor to go). Some more background on my playing style. I would venture to say that I am quite proficient using 1, 2, 3, and 4, fingers on my right hand in both straight (4321) and alternating styles (such as 12131413). I play 6 string basses in both traditional and dropped tunings. I can play many different chords, inversions, and variations of the chordings. I can also "sweep pick" rake style with both hands. For maybe the last 6 months to year I feel like no matter how much I play, practice, or try to learn new things, I feel like I have not been able to make any measurable progress. I was just wondering if anybody had any ideas about how to overcome this stage in my playing or where to try to look for inspiration in relation to both technique and creativity. PS. Sorry if this post is a bit ramble-y, I'm just trying to find the words to express my thoughts on my issues of late.