I'm doing a research project on bass guitar, and for one of the resources of this, I need to have some interviews. I was giving advice to send these questions to the pro bass guitarists. I would be very happy if I could get some answers from some of you guys (Not just Mike.) Thanks 1. What is the most important part when it comes to establishing a groove of some kind with the rhythm section as a electric bassist? 2. Which do you think is the most important part of bass line, a good melody, or a good rhythm? 3. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages to playing an electric bass compared to playing a standup bass? 4. How do you feel about virtuoso bass players, who use the bass as more of a solo instrument then anything else? Do you think theyre breaking some kind of unwritten rule of being a rhythm men as a bass player? 5. Who do you think was a bass player that really showed what the electric bass was capable of? Why? 6. With all the various techniques that have been discovered on all the many types of electric basses (tapping, chords, slapping, etc.) Do you think there is still room to innovate, or have all of the technical tricks of electric bass been tapped out? Why? 7. What part of a groove do you think a bass player and a drummer should lock onto? 8. When playing in a group as a electric bass player, what do you believe is the best thing you could do? 9. When playing in a group as a electric bass player, what do you believe is the worst thing you could do? 10. Any advice to aspiring bass players?