Hey everyone so the story goes like this: I've been a drummer for almost 8 years now. Last year I decided to pick up the bass, the reasoning behind this decision at first was because of how seemingly impossible it is to find a decent bass player let alone someone that would push me to become a better drummer and then after I made the decision I found out that I truly love playing bass. So I pulled out an old Yamaha bass I had laying around and picked up Rocksmith which for me at least has been a great tool/ learning method. I quickly saw progress in my ability to play bass and figured that it would be a good idea to start jamming with other musicians. Its fine to sit in a room and run scales, study theory and techniques but there is nothing like being in a room with musicians and music just happening. This is where my trouble began. I posted on my local craigslist that I was seeking a drummer / guitar player to jam with I got tons of emails back "Musicians" aren't hard to find in southern California. But after months and 20+ sessions I realized that there is a difference between a guy who just hits drums and a drummer, or a guy who strums a guitar and a guitarist. Not everyone who picks up an instrument has the intention, ability, or maybe just the drive to go from guy strumming and hitting things to a well rounded musician. So I adjusted my ad to make it clear I want other players who are interested in expanding and improving their playing and found a few more places to post it online, even leaving the ad on the Guitar center/ Sam ash wanted boards and I keep running into the same caliber of players. I moved to bass because I couldn't find a bass player who wanted to become a better musician and push me, and now I'm a bass player who can't find drummer who could even keep up with my current skill set. How many of you have had this same problem ? If you have how did you end up finding the musicians that did push you to that next level ? Any tips or Ideas on what I should do next? Currently I'm trying out for an already established bands and going to local shows/coffee shop gigs and just hoping I'll find someone who is willing to sit down with a bass player who just wants to learn. this has yet to yield any results. Well for now its back to my room and Rocksmith.