Been struggling with what to do about my playing lately. I only play at church and occasionally fill in with jazz groups in town. I endlessly debate with myself about what bass, how many strings, should I try effects, etc. I have been playing active 5 strings for a long time. I sometimes think that is what people expect me to play. Recently, I have been listening to people who play a simple Precision (or Jazz) bass and sound amazing - both tone and their lines. My only real gig is church. We do a lot of Chris Tomlin and the like. I ran across this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31q8y1yJbzI Kind of makes me wonder… I haven't really worked on my playing for a while. Really worked the fingerboard. Worked on tone. Worked on playing good lines. Yes, one can do that on any bass, but I wonder if the additional options that I always thought were good (5 or 6 string, 24 frets, etc.) can maybe hold you back as well. Does that make sense?