It's a bit of a well-kept secret on the forum that there are a series of monthly "challenges" which run, with the objective of prompting people to actually make some music
(I know, wierd concept!) with their guitars instead of just talking about them or buying and selling them.
There are a range of challenges, from the quick and dirty through to one that usually results in commercial-standard compositions.This thread
gives the detail.
I'm wondering whether we should add another monthly challenge for "Bass Riff", to reflect that we've got a growing number of bassists on the forum now.
You don't need pro-standard recording equipment. Some submissions have literally been recorded on a phone next to an acoustic guitar. The focus is on artistic merit rather than amount of make-up.