I'm fairly new on this forum as far as posting but I've read a ton of stuff on here and in doing so I'd like to ask a question for anybody that cares to answer. Why do so many people here want to sound or play LIKE someone that plays for a popular band or is maybe a solo player. In no way am I bashing anyone for doing so but it got me to thinking about my own playing. I've been doing live gigs since 1962 and the only time since then that I wasn't in a band was for 16 years while raising a family,and even then I still played once in a while.I don't think I've ever played a bassline exactly like the record in my life.I've never wanted to. I also never wanted to really sound like anybody else. I also just messed around with stuff until I liked what I heard and then just ran with it.To me it's really boring when I listen to a cover band do a song EXACTLY like the record. Give me your thoughts.