I'm currently in a rock/metal/alternative cover band, ranging from the 70's-90's music in those genres. Everything from Aerosmith,skynyrd and ZZ Top to ozzy and Dio , AC/DC and Judas Priest, to STP, Alice In Chains, and collective soul to name a few examples and many more. Anyway to get back on point it's just a 4 piece band with a singer, guitarist, drummer and bass with both me and the guitarist providing some vocals as well. My personal philosophy would also have a rhythm guitarist in the band as well especially when all the songs we cover have atleast 2 guitarist. On other hand my bandmates disagree do to a sacrifice of $$ when getting payed for gigs. Not something I agree upon and I would personally sacrifice some of my share to have another guitarist but that's not going to happen. With all that said my guitarist does a decent job with playing the rhythm and leads but it's one or the other at times and when doing licks, solos and leads the rhythm all relys on me. This was something new to me when I joined the band because I always played with a rhythm guitarist. It's really changed the way I play my bassline's rhythmically, and has really made me concentrate on staying on point with the rhythm that the rhythm guitar would normally be doing. Sometimes that means less is more type of thing and keeping the basslines simple or it can mean that I have to throw some extra thump and razzle dazzle in the basslines. No matter what I'm always locked in with the drummer and that's the most important thing.the basslines that I originally learn from the album versions and then converted to my bands cover versions often sometimes are a little different. I thinks pretty cool that my band doesn't just rely me playing the basslines but also making up for the rhythm guitar and adapting my basslines to being more rhythmatic. It wasn't hard or anything but it was defenitly a new adventure learning rhythm in a different way and it has only made me a better bassist. Anyone else relate to this or understand where I'm coming from?