I've been without a band for a while. I played with some guys last night that had posted an ad on Craig's List looking for a bass player and I think it went quite well. Personalities, ages, musical interests and goals all seem to line up just right I'm excited. My last band was my first "real band" and things didn't work out, I had to leave that band before we ever played out. So I'm still pretty inexperienced and my current goal is just to get with a band and play some shows. I'm quite sure that we can make that happen - soon! On a side note - I had posted a thread in amps ( http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=247717 ) about the fact that these guys have an Ampeg bass rig at their rehearsal space I wasn't sure if I should take my amp or play theirs (Ampeg is unfamiliar to me) well, I ignored the very good advice in that thread and left my TE amp at home and just played through theirs. It only took a few seconds to figure out the controls enough to get playing and WOW! My Geddy Lee Jazz bass growled like I'd never heard before. What a sound! An SVT-4 through and Ampeg 4 x 10" I think I might be developing a case of G.A.S. for an Ampeg rig.