I've done a CD with a band before, and I've done the literal all-solo thing (some dance electronica) from writing, playing and recording each track up until sending it out for mixdown and mastering, but this is a new bird for me. This time I'm doing a "solo with guests" type album. I want it to lean toward albums like I've heard solo bassists do, but it's not going to be a chops record. Mainly because I have no chops It'll be mainly original stuff written by me, but I'm putting one or two covers on it, just for fun. If people want to buy it, I'll have to look at licensing and stuff I know. But at any rate: - If it's not "just bass" is it still "solo bass"? (I'd think so, i.e. Vic Wooten's stuff) - If it's not a chops record, does it count at least for "here's me as a decent bassist"? (i.e. Geddy Lee's solo record, albeit he was already known as a monster bassist) I guess I just don't know how to approach the whole thing - how to package it in my mind; it's going to be a bunch of songs, in various styles, in which I play bass. I'm not playing big ol' bass solos, really, but it's my music so it's a "solo" album. I'm also going to be doing the keys and drums (via machine, mostly, but I'm decently human at it) as well as some of the vocals, with the occasional guest musician doing any of the above stuff. I'm happy to be inspired like this, I'm way burned out on trying to find a band.