I'm sure most of us here are musicians that realize there is so much more to the craft of making music than we are currently proficient at doing. In other words- we all know we can be better. But where do you think you're at as far as your abilities? I'm a hack. It took me a really long time to get going- and I started around 9-10 years old. It really wasn't until I started playing guitar that I started playing with people. I really think I was at my creative best when I became a bass player for the second time. I wrote the best lines, they were cool lines in and of themselves, but they didn't intrude on the songs. I still think of myself as a hack, but an experienced hack. I've been on a plateau for a long time- and I'm competent in what I do- but I would like to learn more of both the bass and guitar.