This post is for those who consider yourselves hobby bassists. Those of you who don't play in a band, yet spend endless hours in your basement with your bass. What the heck are you doing down there? What keeps you motivated to play even though you have no intention of ever being in a band, or aren't in a band right now? I may be getting into a band again, but rehersals wont start until later in the summer. I need some ideas on what to work on since we don't have a set list yet. I tend to get a little bored when I am not in a band and spend a lot of time just noodeling or working on scales. What can I do to stay motivated?