Ok, my friends: I'm seeing a ton of mixed messages about reggae playing, and am in a little quandary. We're doing reggae covers of some 60s stuff on our next show. A mentor figure (the drummer-30 yrs experience) years ago insisted that I play the downbeats, allowing the other parts to play off the dB. This makes the most musical sense to me. My younger colleague, who is of the guitarist persuasion (not a "gui****"--this guy is a gentleman and a wonderful musician whom I respect) has asked me to play offbeats, which puts me in alignment with his playing, and often the organ part. The tunes are his arrangements, so I want to accommodate him, but I believe he is wrong, even though he knows a lot more about reggae guitar playing than I know about reggae bass playing. I've listened to every Marley song I own, but the trouble is that I can't really hear the bass parts, and I don't often believe tab parts/transcriptions because of sketchy online sources.