out of nowhere, i was thinking about several 3-piece bands i've played with over the years. in each one, we were bass, guitar and drums, and either the bass or guitar was also the lead singer. in each one, these were democratic bands, give or take - i sometimes ended up the unofficial BL but not always, and i very rarely flexed my unofficial BL muscle. so in these bands, we almost always ended up 2-against-1 when it came to decisions. in one band, such decisions included what to name the band (the drummer and i felt that we didn't want to use a trademarked name - in this case, ziplock), whether to have someone sing harmony or have a single person sing, whether to bring in a second guitarist and if the auditioning guitarist should be hired, among other things. in some cases, it was a firm decision. in the case of possibly bringing in a second guitarist, the two of us against it were willing to give in and try some guitar players out, but in those cases none of the guitarists were very good so or at least not a good fit for the music so the two voting no decided firmly no. oddly, or at least i feel it was odd, at no time did the band break up over one of the three members being out-voted nor were there hard feelings - and keep in mind this was several different bands. on the other hand, never was a no vote just a no - we always discussed it so the band member who was outvoted understood where the other two was coming from and if they didn't agree, at least they didn't simply feel they were being ganged up on. when you're in a 3 piece, do you have a BL, vote so 2 votes for or against wins or do you all have to agree? or does the band break up when large decisions are made?