I'm soliciting opinions/ideas about bass solos with only either no drums/just drums in the background ie, with no chordal information like a guitar or keyboard going on. Is it preferrable to emphasize the root on the beginning of each measure or are there ideas about how to imply the root in the solo? In a blues scenario for instance when the chords are just I-IV-V, can you safely stray away from the basic blues progression during your solo? In the blues scenario, I've found that it's easier for the rest of the band to come back in when I'm playing the root note at the beginning of each measure, then everyone knows where the turnarounds are. Comments? Thanks!