Hey, I wanted to post something I've been doing and wonder if other's have done the same thing. In the quest to learn everything I can about my instrument I wanted to more improvasational outlooks. One thing I noticed is a lot of custom bass manufactuers usually have sample mp3s posted at their websites. They also usually have very accomplished bassist playing on these tracks. I put two and two together and decided to download these tracks and burn them onto a CD for practice purposes. Since then, it's greatly helped me with new ideas. I simply figure out what they are playing. Instead of just learning it to have a new riff or groove to regergitate at a gig, I anaylze what they are doing harmonically, melodically, techinically, and rythmically. Anyways, anyone else do the same thing?