We bass palyers have many firm stances (i.e. "less is more", "heck yeah solo...progression man!" or "Solo? Get a guitar", etc.) Well, I'm in a good band, and the guitar palyer writes many of the songs. He is metal influenced, plays classical guitar, and the band went 2 years sans a bass player. Also, he is one of those guys who sorta sulks after some gigs because that hammer on in the third bar of the solo was muffled or the pentatonic riff on the third chorus didn't go so well. This even when the ladies are dancing all night, swinging their hair around and stuff. Well, he wants to raise the bar. So he writes these parts where we double some riffs. It feels like a waste of instrument even though it is impressive. Also, he takes the "I'm only interested in impressing musicians" appoach. Our songs have 5 or 6 parts with many time changes. What is your bass player opinion on doubling? Of course everything in its time or if its appropriate, but what is your broad view of this. For clarity, let's say how would you feel about a lot of lockstep? I have posted something similar if it sounds familiar.