Good afternoon lads! The last few months i have been thinking of how a Musician should approach Bass playing in a band setting. As you might suspect this lead me to a "crossroad", should we Bass players focus only in providing a thick bottom end and create a strong Rhythm section or should we also attempt to fill a spot on the Melodic section of the band, thus challenging the art of Bass playing and innovating? The dilemma arises due to the fact that by following the second road, i feel like we are somewhat neglecting creating a strong foundation for the Band. In my case specifically, i am currently rocking a 4 String P Bass and a 5 String Fretless Bass and whenever i want to play i mostly gravitate into playing Fretless. After reading the popular thread "Confessions of a Flatwound Convert" it got me thinking...should i put down the Fretless in a band setting, put flats in my P Bass and focus solely in providing a tight Rhythm section? Is it selfish to try something more melodic in the context of a Band setting? What is your take on this? Thanks in advance and sorry for the long post!