I really couldn't figure out a proper title - I hope this one works. Also, this might not be the best category, but it gets a lot of traffic and I feel this topic is interesting and possibly helpful to some - of course, mod's it's up to you I was talking with friend of mine the other day. He plays in a local band. I, on the otherhand, do not. I used to play in school, but no longer have the time. Out of our discussion I just thought of something that interested me..... This is mainly directed to bassists who don't play with a band. How do you stay motivated? What keeps your interest? Playing in a band was so much fun, but for those of you who do not - how do you keep playing the bass enjoyable, fresh, and new? Basically what makes playing the bass by yourself more entertaining than actually being part of a larger group?