Well Im a drummer first and foremost. I listen to a lot of older stuff though mostly Motown. Those basslines get to me. So smooth, grooving but not overpowering etc. The compliment rather than take over. Its just good stuff Anyway here is my problem. I have been out of drumming for about a year. Right now I have no room for a kit. Practice even with one would be hard. The cops live right next door Beyond that my wife suffers from migraines. With a drumkit she might be bedridden LOL! I have only played bass a couple of times. My brother has Washburn 5 string. I couldnt get it to do anything, which didnt surprise me. He sent me to this forum. Im think essex Pbass or Jbass and a decent amp. Get some lessons and go from there. I want a Fender PBass, but my brother says they are big money for an American one, and if I dont stick with it then Im out that money. I can always get my money for a Fender I would think. But anyway... Out of curiousity, how hard are some of these Motown basslines. I notice a lot of their drum parts arent hard BUT they groove. A simple beat played very well is hard to imitate IMO. These guys played with feeling and groove and so some of these beats while not "hard" are near impossible to nail dead on. Nice forums here and thank in advance for any help.