Watch the Refine Your Groove With Rests online guitar lesson by Kai Eckhardt from Atomic Bass: Time Continuum
The final step to refine your bassline comes by you leaving notes out. The creation of holes or rests allow the line to become more musical and less mechanical. Here I show you how to replace individual notes with rest. Do consider that you have many more choices and I am only showing you one of many possibilities. At the end of this video you will also experience the profound difference it makes when you turn from playing short notes to playing long notes. The rests are still there, but are obscured by the sustain of the notes preceding. This will give you a lot to work on. Happy explorations!