That poll about best/worst in a band just reminded me of my current situation. Been playing for a couple years, started with lessons, moved on to be part of a jam, but that's getting a little stale and too comfortable now, so been looking around. Ended up hooking up with this guy: http://vimeo.com/14299983 First practice is tomorrow night. Sort of figured I'd move towards an originals band at some point. Doesn't really have bass written, more freeform and see what works. Told him I've never really written for bass before (though truth is I have put a few songs together just for the bass, need to work on other pieces). Never been in an originals band. Never gigged. Never recorded. And I definitely wouldn't even consider myself a 'good' bassist yet. "Moderately competent at some songs" is perhaps what I'd classify myself as. So like I said, I may be in completely over my head. On the other hand, sometimes that's the best way to be challenged and grow, too. So I'm gonna give it a whirl and see what happens. Any tips ???