Not sure if this is in the right place, Mods please move if needed. So I had this idea, with all of the great players on this site, we all should be able to gain from their experience (not that we don't already). So my idea is this, if everyone who thinks they have something to add will give one piece of advice that they feel is the most important thing to know about the art of playing bass. This could be anything from playing, amps, basses, pretty much anything that would be helpful to everyone. I will start. After playing for a while with many different styles, I have discovered that the oldest rule of bass playing is the most important. Less is more. Busy lines don't mean better lines. Play for the song, not for your ego.