Question: What happens to a bass player when the drummer tends to rush way too much and the guitar player decides he needs to drink Red Bull during band practice? Answer: He becomes a human metronome. Talk about trying to keep the accelerator from taking off. The positive side of my brain says okay this is great practice for me to act as the band anchor to keep them from speeding up too much. The negative side of my brain says "this sucks, I am stuck to keeping things so basic and cannot let loose, I dare not do any fills because when I come back to the groove the BPM will have increased. It feels tense to me constantly trying to pull back the band from speeding up too much. It wasn't horrible and the rushing was not crazy bad but it was definitely noticeable to me. Do you guys ever encounter this and what do you do? I jokingly would say things like okay this song is at 90 BPM and if we go over 100 we will get speeding tickets. Any advice on how to pull back the band when they are rushing too much? We just have drums, bass, guitar, and singer who also plays harmonica. Thanks much.