A question for bass players: In a trio with drums and sax, when the sax solo's and you are laying down the harmony, do you go out of your way to play the root note on the downbeat of one? The reason for the question is, as a guitar player I know how the 3&7 guide tones really define the chords, make you "hear" the changes. I've been fiddling with a bass lately and catch myself often instinctually playing one of those "important" notes before I walk my way to the root. Obviously with a piano or guitar comping things could be different. Your thoughts please.