I believe I'm becoming a bit burnt out with playing bass. I do want to become a great player and try to play as often as I feel up to it. Let me tell you a bit about my practice schedule: Most days I spent a good 40 minutes to 1 1/2 hours practicing, mainly practicing my speed to no material. I'll simply set up somewhat complex noting that requires me have my fingers skip strings, use all my fingers, extend reach, try to use more notes, etc. One thing that somewhat gets me down is the fact I have trouble making up my own lines, perhaps because I lack deep musical knowledge/scale knowledge. But when I try to do something creative it always ends up sounding the same as the last one I just made. Another is I'm not in a band, because in my town it's hard to find musicians. I know bass is a social instrument, increasing it's fun level ten fold when you're playing with other awesome people. I'm beginning to think this is playing a huge part. I was pondering about playing drums, you know as a third instrument (guitar is currently being borrowed so you could consider it my second instrument) to put my mind on something else and help develop other skills. But let me know, what got you off plateaus and kept you out of boredom.