I have been a musician for 14 years and have played bass with many bands - mostly original hard rock music. Earlier this year a good friend of mine (vocalist) approached me to record bass and back up vocals on his new project. Even though I was in a band already I decided to make the time for it since the music was awesome and I love being in the studio. When he asked me to be a permanent member I had to decline since I had the other band which I barely had enough time to commit to as it was. Fast forward about 7 months and my band falls apart. I tell my friend and he tells me he wants me to join...but they already found a bassist and need a second guitarist who can sing. I can play guitar well and I can sing. I always wanted to try playing electric guitar in a band so I decide to do it...despite the fact that the guy who they have playing bass is not the best. So far we have rehearsed about 6 times. The singer, drummer and lead guitarist are all awesome and we all click. But, as I expected, I'm finding myself not satisfied with the bassist. He is not playing the bass parts properly, his back up singing is weak and he constantly tries to over-complicate the bass lines. Nobody else in the band has noticed and if they did they have not said anything....so I am really not sure if these feelings are a result of me coming into the band as a former bassist and I am just being overly critical of the current bassist. Rant over. I feel a little better...but can anybody relate to my experience? Any comments?