I don't have this problem personally, as I don't have great chops BUT, my ear has developed enough to tell that when a band doesn't sound great, it's usually either the drummer or the bassist. Saw a band tonight and felt the need to post something about it, as I've seen the phenomenon several times now: the Great Bassist with No Sense of Time. So frustrating!!! Flying through scales and arpeggios that I couldn't play in quarter notes at 60bpm, but throwing the whole band off because they're just a touch late. Tonight's band was a funk/latin thing, and it was just murdering the groove. Just had to vent. Hopefully when I get that "good" I'll still be able to keep a beat! If not, I'd rather stick to my roots and fifths, thank you very much.