Ok, I've played bass for about a year and a half now. I'm in jazz band and concert band at school (for the first year.. I was actually homeschooled 'til this year) and of course my own band. I've never really been able to master speed, for lately I've been all about sight-reading.. which I've mastered pretty easily. I've always been content with my ear, time, and composing skills.. I can also improvise pretty well, solo ok.. slap (not too fast though..), etc. But I can't rip out the uber-fast skills. I just revisited this website for the first time in a while yesterday, and saw some videos.. (That Erlend one) and now I'm jealous. I need to get fast. Any ideas? I've been thinking revisiting the tab-learning phase (It's been sight-reading and composing lately) but I don't know what tabs to pick up. I don't know enough good (fast) bass music to pick out awesome bass lines to learn either, so any tab ideas would be great. If it's not tabs, maybe some excercises I can run through every day to get it down? Any other tips or ideas would be awesome. I started learning Classical Thump today (wooten) and can do it pretty well (the beginning parts).. but I feel like that is such a wierd setup (the hammerons) it won't be all that helpful for playing my own stuff. Anyway, tips or ideas would be awesome. This site is the shiz. Nate.