We have been unable to acquire a lead guitar (that will stay and not become an ego problem), so for now we are a solid drummer, a rhythm guitarist that is capable of some lead work, and me on bass. I tend to be a McVie type bassist, but after listening to our video of our first gig I realize how empty we sound at times. Clearly I need to bring more to the game, almost playing rhythm parts especially during lead guitar riffs. I am exploring ways of filling out our sound, from merely playing 2 -1/8 notes in some places where a 1/4 is now, to altering tone, to ...?? Advice? Ideas?