I knew there was a good reason I switched primarily to guitar years ago. Trying to find a drummer and a couple guitarists/vocalist who are passionate about making music is nearly impossible these days. Everyone has jobs, families etc...and Im certainly too old (42) to be playing in a band with college kids. Bass lines that sound great in a band mix sound pretty lame by themselves, so that led me to learning and writing some reggae but thats not a genre Ive ever liked much. So now Ive sold off my Ampeg BA210 and Im back to playing guitar primarily. Writing on guitar comes a bit easier for me, not to mention it sounds much better when played solo rather than a bass IMO. I thought about just recording drums, bass and guitar myself and finding a vocalist, but there is no fun in that as I want to jam with other musicians. Starting a new project thats just guitar, drums and vocals, very White Stripes/Black Keys/garage rock kinda thing. I figure if I want to give the sound more oomph, I can add the bass to it myself. Now I see how bands like Royal Blood and DFA 1979 got started. Bass players who's guitarists flaked all the time, they forced some guy to play drums and said "screw a guitar player, hold my beer".