I've been in alot of bands, including some artist gigs, and i can count on 1 hand with fingers left over at the number of times anyone has told me how to play or change something. They either say they like it, or they say nothing. I'll even ask if you want this or this there and try both out for them and they usually say, whichever you think is best. I've been in bands where new guys, esp drummers and lead guitar players were ridden very hard, including being ridden by me, about exactly how a certain song or part was to be played. Only in 1 band where there was a keyboard player with great musical theory knowledge was there anyone that rode me at all. It did annoy me to an extent at the time, but i did learn alot about playing 1 over 3's ect, bacically playing notes against the root, stuff that i use alot today that people really like and are impressed by. There is only 1 bass player in virtually every band, so i'm just wondering if every bass player is pretty much on his own like i always seem to be. Trent ------------------ Keep it country!