This is a lit-up James Brown rhythm section, another version of top players playing in time together but never using a metronome to acquire their in-synch time skills. It is such a tight performance that it got me to thinking; so many bass players must regard using a metronome as helping to improve their sense of time due to hearing bass parts of bass players playing to a click. Seems logical, right? Post links of click track bass performances that influenced your decision to practice with a metronome. This can help to examine more closely what you have heard to see if the metronome added to the feel of the bass parts that influenced your decision to use one. Anticipation comments from some who will refer to the metronome as a tool, I confess to disliking this word associating it with a click. I don’t see the metronome as a tool because for me, a tool has a need. You can barely screw in a screw without a screwdriver but you can develop good time without a metronome. This makes a screwdriver more of a useful a tool than a metronome is. What were the bass parts that got you to come to the conclusion that practicing with a click would help your sense of time. Post those bass links and we can chat about them. Meanwhile, listen to a James Brown tune where the metronome did not influence the musicians to create the time and feel demonstrated in their playing.