I've been in the shed for a few months now, trying to get some chops together as my current band is wanting me to do more bass solos at some shows. Anyway, I've been spending an average of 2 hours a day just working on rudiments and then jamming to some of my band's tracks and some YouTube backing tracks (smooth jazz are really fun) but I still feel there's some more elements out there I'm either overlooking or have yet to hear of. I'm not much of a slapper. I can slap and used to do it more than now but the music I'm talking about requires more of a fingerstyle, jazzy type of solo more than a funky slap solo. So, the purpose of this thread is to hear what some of you guys who have chops or work on soloing chops do to create smooth, clean, quick lines that flow well and are both melodic and rhythmic so that it draws an audience. Any advice would be more than welcome and very appreciated! I'm saying thank you now beforehand because I know there's a ton of information out there in the brains of some of you players and I know you're more than willing to help a brother out.