I've been playing bass and guitar in bands for over 25 years. I auditioned as bassist for one of the classic rock bands I'm in now, got the spot and hit it off really well with the lead guitarist / BL. I played bass for over a year until one day when the guitar player invited me to jam with another band as a guitarist. He had never heard me play guitar live and when we were finished with the jam he told me he wanted me to move from bass to 2nd guitar. I love playing both so I said sure. Now comes the issue of replacing my bassist spot. We auditioned 5 people (a lot for this small city) but none of them were what we were looking for. We really want to be a 4 piece band with me on guitar but are also wanting to get busy gigging asap. I proposed that I move back to the bassist spot so we can hit the streets sooner, hopefully we find another bass player along the way. I can switch back to guitar anytime. Would you go out sooner as a 3 piece act hoping to find another bassist or hold out until new bassist is found and go out as a 4 piece band?