Seems that many threads include commentary on what might be called 'Bass Roles and Approaches'. I think I've seen it happen under Technique, Artists, Effects, Band Management, Humor / Gig Tales, General Instruction, and elsewhere. So, maybe it deserves its own thread. Without a specific question in mind, I can kick it off by saying that sometimes I feel like I'm trying to ride the drummer's groove like a bull while trying to refer to my guitarist's phrasing and scales without imitating them. Sometimes it feels like a process of stitching their stuff together.