My current band (a funk/soul/rock outfit playing originals) has been auditioning new guitarists for the last two weeks. We've had 6 come through... Here are a few statistics: 1 Showed up on time. 2 Brought a tuner. 2 forgot a guitar strap. 3 kept playing a maj. 3rd when I called out Bb dorian, no matter how much I leaned on the min. 3rd. 4 were too loud 5 kept their shoes/socks on (sorry, I don't like feet) 2 could be described as good. We're a new band, and I know people aren't killing each other trying to join our group... but it is still the music industry last time I checked... what happened to professionalism? An audition is a time in which you are trying to sell yourself as a product... and if the product is an irresponsible, aloof, sub-par musician, you're wasting my time. No Strap, No Tuner (No Shoes) no gig. /rant.