LowfreqB wrote in another thread "I play in cover band so my bass has to not only sound good, it has to sound like a P or J or a Ric. I havent gotten it to sound like the Jazz yet, but I'm close." That got me to thinking.... When I cover a song I don't try to sound just like the original. In terms of tempo, key and pitch and note selection I try to be there, but I've never gotten concerned about "..he's playing a P-bass, so I need to sound like a P-bass". I tend to be more concerned about cutting through the mix, and getting the feel of the music out there. How do you approach covers?