Dear experienced TBers, I've jammed with two friends (drums/keys) for a while, but for various reasons that project is going nowhere and we all know it. I'm the only one who practices & takes lessons, etc etc. All the other musicians I know are either bassists, in bands already, or have moved away so I need to reach out. I've wanted to play in an original band for a while, and I'd love to work up to playing out. I've only played for two years and taken lessons for eight months (though my teacher told me I'm "definitely ready to be in a band" ). I'm obviously not trying to join a jazz band or high-caliber cover band; but I am extremely open as to what kind of music I'm looking to play - I just want to play bass! I started writing out a craigslist post that I'm hoping to air after the new year, but it turned out super long. What should I include? What should I not include? I'm trying to cover all my bases without seeming arrogant, and trying to be humble without saying that I suck (I don't slap, sing, or play with a pick so I feel like my options are going to be fairly limited). Any and all advice would be appreciated.