Ok, when a sax player takes a solo, the rest of the band keeps holding it down. When a keyboard player takes a solo...the bass, drums, and guitar don't just stop playing now do they? When guitar players take solo's, same thing...right? When a bass player or drummer take a solo...seems like a lot of players take a smoke break. What's up with that? The drummer for Sister Sledge, another bass player buddy and I had a conversation about this last night and decided to start the revolution together. We concluded that we prefer some acompaniment when taking a solo; specifically, we all agreed that we prefer the band to provide 'hits'....little rhythmic stabs from the band that give us accents to bounce out solo's off of. What do you all think?