So my main project has been acting as a sideman for a solo artists synth rock project. After years of doig original stuff I find it relaxing to just show up and play what the guy wants. We have, however had the hardest time finding a guitar player than can handle the material and is fluent enough with ambient effects. Basically our jam sessions turn into guitar lessons for whoever is there playing guitar. I like the music and want to get out and gig but we are making very little progress with the current crop of players in our area. I played guitar for a long time before switching to bass and have made a very big effort to play as a bass player, not a guitarist with a bass. I think I have done a fine job and really like playing bass in this band. On the other hand, I find it frustrating to listen to amateur guitarists fumble through songs without knowing how to set up a delay pedal or dial in a decent amp tone. I could easily play all the guitar parts and do them well and after much hesitation I have offered to try a rehearsal on guitar. The bass lines are easy enough and I think we can find someone to cover them. It's just the ambient guitar stuff that is really throwing people off. Although I would prefer to stick with bass I figure its better to play guitar and start making progress rather than continue to suffer through awful guitar players like I currently am. Any thoughts? I have another project I'm still playing bass in and am considering finding a cover gig on bass as well (never really played in a cover band before but always wanted to). So, better to play guitar and gig or play bass and be stuck teaching a guitarist the same three songs in a dingy jam space?