Gents. I'm in a slight bit of bother. I've been playing the bass for 2 and 1/2 years now, but a friend of mine has taken up the bass roughly a year ago. The difference between us is that I got few lessons, and he's been getting them steadilly for the past year. He also got an ESP - 204, which I feel is unnecessary for someone with his skill. I'm getting a 5-string in about 6 months or less, but I'm worried. What can I do to show that I'm better than him? Every time I'm at his house and we're messing around, I'm too damned nervous to play my ****ty portfolio of tunes. He does some crappy slap tune that no-one ever hears... How should I go about improving my technique? I hope to get lessons soon.... But do you guys know of any impressive tabs an.. intermediate bass player could use? Thanks.