I have mentioned before in this forum that I was a guitar player long before I became a bassist. I feel reborn with the bass and get the impression that I was meant to be a bassist all along. I say this because the bass just feels better to play than the guitar. Whenever I pick up one of my guitars it just feels all cramped and un-inspiring, where as my bass feels loose, comfortable, and fun to play. I am also interested in listening to and playing many different types of music as a bassist, while on guitar I felt really limited and one dimensional. There is only one problem...I just can't get over the feeling that I don't have the same creative freedom on the bass as I did with the guitar. I feel like I can't even write a song without some other mo around with another instrument. I was always known as a very good song writer when I was a guitar player, and I am desperately searching for a way to regain that creative sense as a bassist. I know guys like Steve Harris and Geddy Lee do a lot of writing, as I'm sure do a lot of people on this forum, so there seems to be hope. Anyway, creating original music is the most important thing to me as a musician, so please, any advice, encouragement, recommendations, or past life experiences will be greatly appreciated. Thanks. BTW, I'm not saying I can't write basslines, cuz I have no probelm with that. What I mean is I can't find that overall song vision...I can't sit down and come up a with a tune in my head and work it out like I used to with guitar, with no other musicians around. Is it possible?