Hey, here it is I am 43 and a family man who loves to play and have all my life. I am decent at both the Guitar and bass. I love the bass more cuz it fits my style at this age and im layed back and like to groove behind it all.I want to start or get in a band I prefer old rock or blues but would consider a country (old) or even jazz...really anything to play. I lack confidence even thou i write and arrange songs that i recorded on a four track. People who have heard them say they are good and they seemed impresed. The songs i have that people have read (no music) are always met positive...maybe they are being nice. I ask them to be honest I just am scared if i find a band what if im not good enough...should i advertise or how do i start looking? My wife said i could get better gear if i ever were in a band i need it to...could this be a problem? I only have a pratice amp. Thanks for reading my rant i had a couple of bands in the end of high school but they were buddies and that was so long ago. Hope you guys can charge me up to go for it...any advise is a help.