So if you have seen some of my other posts about the band I was in, you know I've been butting heads with the singer. Following what was described as our best sounding gig to date, I found an ad posted by her looking for a new bass player. I was planning on quitting anyways, but she beat me to it. We were playing a pub that caters to musicians and bands, they had two people running sound for us. We had a full drum kit, guitarist using a 50 watt tube amp, and for the sake of space, knowing we had sound, I brought my 40 watt ampeg ba110. AFTER we had a sound check and had everything set up, the singer asks me to either turn down my amp, or not pick so hard. My volume was already sitting between 0 and 1, any lower and I would be off, and I pick differently depending on the sound I want for each song, only using a pick on one song that is a bit harder, to cut through better. Finally having enough, and knowing I wasn't going to see a pay check for this show, I bluntly told her no. The levels are already set, we don't have time to adjust and if I go any lower I will be off. The following Monday I see an ad looking for a bassist and call her out on it, and she responds by telling me I'm not a good fit musically (after a year and a half of gigging with them) the drummer and other guitarist were completely oblivious and we've set up a meeting this weekend to discuss the issue. Neither one of them is impressed. Looks like you guys hit the nail on the head with her, should have cut and run months ago! Already have 3 auditions lined up for new bands so no sweat off my back. She may lose her whole band because of it though!