As I've posted before, I am a guitar player who only has a bass for recording purposes. After all, the bottom has to be covered. I returned the bass that I just bought and ordered another which won't arrive until Wednesday or Thursday. In its absence I realized that I missed picking up the bass and noodling. More than that, I had to admit that I enjoyed playing it and laying down a nice bass line. I could never give up my day job because I still suck at the bass but I'm going to try and get better. I have already improved my picking technique (using my fingers like a proper bass player) but I still need to improve my speed using my fingers. I really need to improve my time. (1 e and a 2 e kind of thing). It seems to me that a guitar player has the luxury of covering up some of his/her timing misses but a bass player can't. It's not the main groove that causes me issues, it's the fills and little nuances. I see a lot of metronome time in my future. There! I've confessed. Bass players are people too. I am not worthy.