I just got an offer last night from an established cover band. The current bass player is a friend of mine, and I really don't want to steal the guys gig. The band says "He's just not working out". I don't know how the heck he's not working out, because he's been with these guys for years! They claim that I'm more fun, and have a better personality. I guess that's a positive thing in both heavy set blind dates and bass players. I think he is probably the more musically talented out of the 2 of us. My feeling is that whether I take the gig or not, his days with this band are numbered. If it's an eventuality that he's going to be replaced and I have a few months to polish up on the setlist to make the transition smooth, then why not? There is also the matter of the start up band with my old drummy that I said I'd do. I haven't heard anything from those guys in a month or more, so I'm not really sure if there is a project to drop out of. Who's got experience bumping a friend from a band? How'd it work out? Still friends? Or mortal enemies?