Not a want ad here. My point (if I really have one) is that I see on Craigslist and other sites for musicians is a common theme among bands/artists looking for a bass player. The typical theme is that a group posts an ad looking for a bass player and outlines various expectations of the prospective candidate. Or else, they'll just write something along the lines of simply, "we need a bass player". However, when I read these ads I have little to no interest in responding. Why? Because they rarely provide any reason, i.e. incentive for me as a prospective candidate. It's commonly a one-sided ad that doesn't describe what they might have to offer me in return for my services. Gigs? Pay? Beer? Creative input? They say what they want to have, but nothing about what they have to offer in return. Wouldn't it make some sense to write a bit script outlining some incentive for someone to join your group?