Do you think it's bad to learn cover songs and not worry too much about getting it 100% perfect? I've had to learn a massive amount of cover songs for my band recently and I was just listening to a playlists of the originals and noticing that I don't play any of them exactly right! That is, what I do in the song fits, but it isn't note-for-note like the original bassline. Couple of examples: in the chorus of led zep 'communication breakdown', few notes are played differently. In the little bass solo in live's 'heaven' I play it a little differently, adding some notes and do a different ending. So my question is how faithful are you to doing covers like the CD? And am I a lazy bass player if I don't get it just like the original or is it cool to improvise the smaller stuff (i.e., fills and solos, not major chord changes)? If you were in the audience and you knew the song and you heard me do it slightly differently, what would you think?