I am wondering: Have you ever written a bassline, lick and/or run that you couldn't actually play, or that you couldn't play without lots and lots of practice? Recently, I came up with a little run that I just can't seem to play like I want to (and this is not the first time). There are three different places that I can play it on the fretboard, but none of them are really comfortable. One involves using my pinky in a hammer-on situation (which is somewhat difficult for me), one involves a slide toward the bridge (which puts me that much farther away from the note following the run) and the other involves a quick shift toward the nut and a little bit of a stretch from the D string to the E string (the least difficult option of the three). The way I see it, I have but three options: I can change the run just a bit (it won't sound too different and no one will be the wiser), I can practice like a madman to be able to play something that I effing wrote, or I can scrap it all together and just bash away at root notes for the whole song! I think I am going to practice so I can play it the way I wrote it, but I still wonder if this has ever happened to any of you. I am especially interested in hearing from some of the "bigger names" here on TalkBass. Thanks, people.