Our band is similar to Boxcar Racer or blink-182. Think mostly sad(ish) songs, however. Stuff kinda like Adam's song, Stay together for the kids, etc. Of course our songs are originals, but those are songs you've probably heard. Our guitarist might have to leave the band before our large gig due to some important family issues, and in this case I'm trying to figure out what I should to in the case of going without him. Getting another guitarist is not an option. Right now I play bass, but I can play guitar also. My plan is basically to make the set non-electric anymore (no distortion) and use an acoustic guitar. It would still get the same effect across (I hope). Would there be another alternative? Will people still think it's cool if I play backing tracks to the songs, and just have bass, vocals, and drums live? Are there any effects I can add to make the bass sound more full (maybe if playing power chords on a bass). Most of the songs are power chords, some being just the root and it's fifth, and other times a root, fifth, and it's octave (mainly because most of the music was distorted rock). What is everyone's thoughts/suggestions? Thanks.