i was just curious as to what exactly everybody else is thinking when they're playing. I know my theory fairly well, (scales, chords, modulation, secondary dominance, all that sort of stuff that you learn in college theory courses), and i'd say i've got my rhythm down solid. But when i start playing, i stop thinking ( a habit i'm desperatly trying to break). Are you guys thinking notes, shapes on the fretboard, scales? I've asked a few of the amazing musicians i have come to know and have gotten a different answer from all of them and am curious as to what my fellow bass players have to say on the matter.