I've been playing over ten years. I feel I can hold my own for the most part and enjoy playing bass. I have alway been the funker/groover/foundation kind of guy. However, I've not been comfortable soloing in a band context. I lay down the groove, keep the song moving, and enjoy playing some funky, sometimes exotic, bass lines. I don't know if it is just that I don't know what to play, or how to play it, or whatever, when it comes to solo during a song. Give me a funky beat though, and I'll come up with a funky bass line no problem. I very rarely venture up past the 12th fret. I keep it low, I keep it funky, I keep it grooving. But, there have been the occasional time here and there where I've been asked to do a solo in a song. Now, I'm not talking about crazy blazing fast rock bass solos, or insane slap solos. I would just like to come up with something tasteful and fitting for the song, and be just as comfortable with it as I am coming up with funky bass lines. Any suggestions?