Hi, I'd like to preface this post by saying that I'm 13 years old. I go to middle school, and am in 8th grade, been playing bass for almost 5 months. I have a friend at school who plays guitar. Two actually, but the other one is a whole different story. This guy has been playing guitar for 4 years, and it's awesome. I was asking him about what music he likes, and kind of hinting about a band (though all I've got is a practice amp and a preamp pedal, bass coming this week). I asked him what he thought of the album ...And Justice For All. Guess what he said? Yeah. "Great album man, but it needs more bass!" He then recommended some Iron Maiden songs because of their bass parts. He has also said vaguely in other situations that he likes to hear the bass and sometimes wants it louder in certain songs! I think forming a band with this guy would be a big win on my part. Agree? Also, how do you get around the fact that I'd be nowhere loud enough for a band setting? Pray that the place I'm going to has a nice setup waiting for me? Maybe some nice people out there can provide some links about this whole band thing other than the stickies in this part of TB. Thanks guys! Love this place.