Don't fire your current bass player or do anything drastic.
I simply mean that encouraging your present bassist to attend BASS PLAYER LIVE! in Hollywood, California, on November 8-9 will treat his or her brain and fingers to a massive amount of bass knowledge.
Just check out who is giving clinics:
• Rhonda Smith (sponsored by PRS)
• Wojtek Pilichowski
• Steve Bailey Education Panel with Alphonso Johnson, Jerry Watts, Norm Stockton, Janek Gwizdala, Roy Vogt, and Danny Morris
• Oskar Cartaya Latin Bass Roundtable with Carlitos DelPuerto and John Pena
• Abraham Laboriel, Bakithi Kumalo and Hutch Hutchinson
• Chuck Rainey, and Jerry Jemmott
• Henrik Linder
• TV Bass Roundtable with Mike Merritt, Jimmy Earl, Alex Al and John B. Williams
• dUg Pinnick
• Roger Sadowsky and Mike Tobias
• Rickey Minor
• Rudy Sarzo and Brian Bromberg
• Gary Willis
• Jeff Hughell and Nick Schendzielos
• Tim Lefebvre
• Nik West
And there's MORE!
Special guests, gear exhibits, and a Saturday night experience complete with concerts and an awards show.