Is there such a thing? There should be! I keep reading all these comments about locking with the drummer, as if this is the bassplayer's responsibility alone. I played with a guy for 6-7 years who was a great drummer in many ways. Always prepared, great sounding kit, never made bad mistakes etc. However, he was always a tad bit in front of the beat. Hi-hat 8ths and 16ths a bit rushed, and especially double kicks were rushed. He tended to speed up his fills as well - so that his 1 after a fill felt a bit premature. Nothing I couldn't live with, but enough so that we felt we pulled in each our direction. So, going by what seems to be the general consensus on TB, it was MY responsibility to "lock" with him. Vice versa, not so much? Not that big a deal, but based on real life as a gigging bassist, this approach is a bit simplified to me. Or do the great players manage to lock with the edgiest of drummers? End of rant - perhaps I'm just easily annoyed.