I recently bought a used amp and it poopie out this morning. So I returned it for a refund and now I have nothing to play. I could replace it but it would be financially stressful until after the holidays. I've also had zero success finding a band or even a drummer to play with in almost 2 years, so poopy day. I play thrash/death metal and live in the bible belt, and I'm pushing 40 so been thinking about just hanging up the idea of playing in a band. I have tried starting and joining bands as both bass and guitar player, but if there's any talented metal players in my area, they ain't on craigslist, or those stupid facebook groups that everyone just abuses to plug gigs no one cares about. I even almost said something about jamming to a guitar center employee testing my broke ass amp head... because he actually could play in a musical way. Sure, I've had bubba gump hit me up wanting to jam with a line 6 combo and he needs a ride... but guys like the dudes I used to jam with seem to have gotten old and quit. Just venting, now I have hard choices to think about.