Ok, last week I went to my first band practice. We practiced at the drummer's house. (He shall henceforth be referred to as "Will") He is the founder and leader of the band pretty much. There was a Keyboard player (who tried to sing, but sounds a bit girly when he does...), my best friend on lead guitar, a 2nd guitarist who has a crappy crate amp and an Austin strat, and a 3rd guitarist who had a Squire strat and one of those DI/Effects things (kinda like a Line 6 POD, only not), he sucks, really bad. (we aren't even gonna tell him when the band is gonna practice, we won't tell him he's out though, we don't like confrontations) Here's the problems I had * When I went, I only knew one of the 2 cover songs they were playing, and then we took like 30 minutes to figure out a bass part for one of their intrumentals * I was having an "off day" that day, I didn't pay much attention to what I was playing, and I kept slipping up or losing time * My tone was really bad, it was either TOO clanky or just a muddy fart type sound * I could hardly hear myself but everyone else said I was too loud when I tried to set myself up so I could hear * I didn't know anyone in the band except the lead guitar and the drummer, so I was feeling a bit wierd, besides being "off: And so, the drummer is making me audition again, and this time if I don't make it he won't let me try again. If this happens I'll be without a band for a long long time (he's one of the only good drummers in our school) The lead guitarist is gonna help me learn some of the songs, but he says that Will said I was a bit too "wierd" for the band anyway (Me and the guitarist think he just doesn't want another person in the band, although I admit I am wierd as hell) Sorry for writing such an incredibly long message, just felt like getting it off my chest.