okay, im actually pretty sure this has come up a lot, but i've played guitar for 4 years, and i wantt to branch out and play bass too.

I'm not using a pick because i acknowledge that its pretty much cheating.

So i can play pretty basic bass lines and rhythms and all, but I wanted to know.

are there any specific bass scales, or progressions i can use to make it more interesting, since hammering out bass notes the whole time is neither respected nor fun .
so, for example, i could use a minor pentatonic the same way as a guitar, except with bass techniques?