Hi guys this is my first post here so please forgive me if this is out of context, but I'd like your advice on a scenario I'm currently in. I'm currently in a cover band with a keyboard guy, guitarist, singer, and myself. We don't have a drummer because we're all in our early 20s and it was hard enough finding young people who play seriously these days and the few drummers who we have been able to talk to lose interest as soon as they see how big the age gap is between us and them (all of them mostly in their 40s for some reason). Anyway my issue here is with the guitarist. He is an alright player but he does have some difficulty playing some songs. Solos give him a hard time especially. I think it is more of a time issue more than anything because he works and goes to school. A lot of times as practice it becomes an issue where he'll have to watch me play to get the timing right and such. Kicking him out is out of the question and for what it's worth he does play alright. Here is where I need your advice. Would it sound alright if I were to play the volume on the bass louder than the guitar, that way when we play at bars people won't notice the mistakes he makes? When we play like this at practice it sounds alright but IDK I may be bias because I like the bass so much but I'm wondering if it will be a turn off for the bar scene. I'm also open to some suggestions for songs that have a more prevalent bass in them than the guitar. We play a lot of songs from bands like The Fray and soft rock mostly. Thanks for any help in advance guys.