So I've been playing with a top 40s style cover group for about a year now. I've recently been going back and forth in my mind over this issue, so I thought I'd bring it to my fellow TBers and hear your thoughts. When playing in a cover band, do you think you should try to match the particular tone of the bass part in the song you are covering, or stick to your own personal taste? My tone has always been geared more toward some of that Jazz bass, bridge pup nasally growl. I love that. But on a tune like, for example's sake, "Santeria" by Sublime, that tone doesn't match the recording's in anyway. Up until this point in my cover band life I've been trying my best to match the tones and sounds of the originals, but I do often feel like I want to be bringing my own voice to the table. Of course more than tone comes into play when we are talking about personal playing styles, but for the sake of this thread, how do you guys go about this issue?