I've been playing bass for alittle while now and I've always heard the term lead bass style, but when I ask what that means noone knows the answer. I did some research and I know that John Paul Jones, Geddy Lee, Cliff Burton and Lynyrd Skynyrd's bass player are known as lead style bass players. I want to be able to play "lead bass" but I'm trying to figure out how to do it. I would consider myself(although nowhere at his level) more of a Ron Blair type bass player(Tom Petty's bassist) I play the roots alot and try to play in the pocket alot. I move up the fretboard but try to hold down the bottom end at the same time, staying out of everyone's way and not trying to take away from the music. So I'm not saying that there is anything wrong with playing the way I do now, but I'm trying to play a different style. So can anyone give me tips on how to play more of a "lead bass" style?