I've just recently joined a new band which is kind of a prog rock/fusion band, very fun to play but definitely challenging. The thing is I'm the youngest and least experienced player by far which seems to make my ideas less legitimate in some way. The guitar player is the primary song writer but so far I've had little say in the bass lines, even ones I come up with that I like more than what he did seem to get thrown to the way side. Now I'm not the biggest fusion player but it still gets to be frustrating when it seems like I'm not taken seriously for my parts. How many of you out there have had a guitarist like this or have been in a situation like this? How did you overcome it? I have the parts that he comes up with down and am practicing a few hours a day to get better, but what other advice would some of the better players on here have for a young guy in this situation?