So, basically, i have been with this band for almost a year now and we have played at a good number of benefit and non-profit concerts as live experience. We are only juniors in high school (1 guitarist is a sophomore), but we just cannot cut it. We entered in 3 competitions and never came close to winning. Our singers are opposites in every way and the guitarists cant seem to keep their guitars in tune. I'm not saying I'm the perfect bassist either, but I made a commitment. A commitment to buy a new bass and a bass rig which was a big upgrade from my starter bass and 45 watt marshall. On the other hand, my lead guitarist is still playing out of a Roland 25~watt cube and the other guitarist is using an Epiphone SG for LIVE performances. It makes me wanna slap them on their heads. I guess its just the fact that I am serious about being a semi-professional bassist with the amount of practice and time i put into music while my band just wants to have fun and not give a damn about losing to a Jonas Brothers poser band with justin beiber jr. as their singer. So, TB, if any of you are still reading my rant, what do you suggest I do considering I'm only a junior in a rap/r&b dominated school in hawaii?