The fusion band to which I belong (we don't have a name yet) had its first formal rehearsal with everybody there yesterday. It was fairly productive, although a lot of the material we were playing was UTTER ASS...but that's an issue for another day. Anyhow, the keyboardist, who had written most of the songs, had worked bass parts for 'em--fine, although I just prefer to make my own based on the changes. The problem is, he's got his MIDI controller divided so that his left hand is producing a sawtooth-wave kind of sound that really invades my frequency space, and he's playing fairly busy keyboard bass parts. When he tells me "keep it simple man, we have a dense mix" and then starts playing all sorts of syncopated stuff, it really pisses me off, and as the evening went on I ignored him more and more. It's getting to the point that if it happens again, I'm gonna tell him, "If you wanted a bass player in your band, then it's either me or you. Who's it gonna be?" Anyone run into this situation? The guy's a great musician, but between his hogging of the low registers and his exceedingly cheesy songwriting (we're talking things that would be too airy-fairy to put on Tales from Topographic Oceans, kids), I'm seriously wondering if I should stick around. It's his band, after all.