I've been playing bass for something like 14 or 15 years now. I started with a pick, coming from guitar, and forced myself to play fingerstyle with no lessons or books at all. Some Youtube links provided me some understanding but they were at most 5-6 minutes long and there was no one there to correct my technique. I've simply come up with my own style, using 3 fingers and occasionally incorporating my thumb. The problem is that I want to get faster at soloing and plucking rudiments. I'm wondering if I missed an important step in learning fingerstyle because I seem to only go so fast and, while my solos are usually pretty melodic, they lack speed and can get monotonous from one song to the next. I've been studying modes and incorporating thinking more theoretically when soloing. Problem is, however, I always seem to come to the same place. I've been at this roadblock for a few months now and it's getting me to the point of losing interest in picking up my bass at all except for when I rehearse with bands or play gigs. Any help or advice would be appreciated.