Well its not my band in the frirst place, i'm like there 3 or 4th bassist to join up. I've put up with the drummer and guitarest for 2 months and i'm really about to break off. Plus the music has no meaning to me becaue i'm not the one who wrote alot of it and I'm just sick of hearing the drummer come up to me all the time and talk about getting stoned with him. I thought i made it clear when i started that i did not wish or want to become involved with drugs of any type. i told him that and i told the rest of the band that. but i guess they just didn't understand. now here's the catcher, i'm going to make a trip to new york to see my grandmother, who is very old and sick, and they all have objections about me makeing my trip. I am very family orentated, i would put my family epsically my family in NY over anyone and anything. i flat out told them that i was going no matter what. well there's other things, the guitarist and drummer had the balls to come up to me and start playing with knobs on my head, i had my perfect tone. this was not cool. i had the perfect tone for my bass dialed in. but no, they didn't like it because it didn't have a good "tone". lets talk about tone. in this guy's ears feldy has the best tone, now me. i hate his tone with a passion. Okey, before that, my dad bought me a new bass for my 19th birthday, i was really happy with it, and i still love it to this day. its a Geddy Lee, this thing has the best tone in the world. but anywho, they decided to tell me that the bass sucks. flat out. now this is my pride and joy bass, Okey, i can understand how it has fret buzz tuned down to C like we play, but at E, man, i'll tell you it has the greatist tone in the world. But anywho, after they told me that it sucks they keep on makeing references about how there going ot smash it. so there's another reason. Now i've already made my mind up that i would rather play by myself, and be a more productive musican than be with a group of people who feel they are right and no one else is. I can kind of tell why they go throug so many bassists before me. Well tonight i'm makeing my decision. If they decide to tell me again that I can not go to see my grandmother i will take my rig and leave. i have no problem with that. There's other musical opertunities for playing with people who actually enjoy playing in the music and who are not only in it for the money. Now i'm not a dumb guy in anyway. I'm in college trying to get a degree and i have a nice cozy job where i enjoy it, and they want me to leave that behind. I can't understand why people are so set on doing something, me? i enjoy playing, infact i love to play, but this is just too much. Its been clear to me for about 3 weeks that i dont match with this band, but i guess all in all, its helped me grow a little bit, gave me some experence playing, and it'll help me out in the end. Thanks everyone for hearing me vent. this is just something that's been brewing for a while and i needed to get out to people who've been in my position.