First I’d like to start with something just to put things in perspective. Before I was a “veteran bass player” I wasn’t. I was a guy, uncertain of his skill level (this still applies actually) who had Next to no experience playing with others, writing songs, playing covers and ZERO experience performing music in front of anyone. So just because I have done that now, and recorded an original album, doesn’t put me far away from when I hadn’t done any of it. So take “veteran” with a grain of salt…I simply threw myself at music with no plan and eventually came out the other side.
That said, any questions or concerns or general advice I can provide I will to the best of my knowledge and within the realm of my experience. I don’t think it will be just me. There are lots of people here with different experience levels, some with WAY more than me. So anyone like that please weigh in and give advice, I may ask some myself!
Will get the first bit going below in comments!