I realize many here like and probably play hard rock or metal. I was interested in what your approach to playing this style is. I play in a fairly modern (but not numetal) sounding hard rock band that sounds like a cross between Tool and Sevendust. I see myself in this style of music a the backbone, and piece of the puzzle that hold it all together. I do a fair amount of root note thumping, and often play with a pick to get more definition. I dont try to overplay but i do add my own little touches in each song, and some songs the bassline is very prominent and quite involved/complicated. how do each of you approach playing in this style?