I started on bass, but a couple years in I started mixing in some guitar. Now I play guitar, bass, piano, and I sing. From my perspective each instrument calls for a different approach when it comes to the actual notes you play, but my overall goal is usually to accompany the group I'm playing with. When I first started on bass I was on a mission to be a shredder because I was afraid I wouldn't get noticed playing alongside really good guitarists. As a result I spent a long time building up my chops, but now I find myself laying back almost 90% of the time. To be honest, that usually sounds better. This concept doesn't apply solely to bass, but to every instrument I play. If I'm playing with someone who wants to play lead, I usually let them do their thing and try to support what they're going for. Even though I practice more now than I ever have, I focus more on timing, note choice, and overall accompaniment than on straight up shredding. I do still keep my chops up, but I try to use them at the right time. How do you all approach playing with other people?