This has been done countless times but it does feel good to get it out and have people read it that understand. Lately I've been having serious thoughts about leaving. The guitarist is your typical guitarist and think that he's the only instrument playing. Whenever I make a part to one of his line he never listens to me and always ends up changing it contradicting mine. He also always has to be the forefront and never lets me play out. He also doesn't want to try new things and only wants 30-40 minute practices everyother day so he can do other things. Whenever I ask for input on my parts or equipment they don't care. I recently got a new bass and a new cab and they didn't even mention anything about it. About a week ago we were trying to work up a song for some free studio time that we got and I asked for any comments on what I should do. The singer told me to do something I was already doing. I told him that I already do and I played it for him and he and the rest of the band said "oh we never pay attention." The only thing is most of the time I really enjoy it but I feel like I shouldn't even bother lately since they've never listened to my parts or ideas and I'm not accomplishing what I want to musically. We are planning on focusing on writing for the summer and have alreadying turned down around 5 gigs so we can get some new stuff. I have mentioned some of my feelings to the band. Should I hold off and try to get some of my ideas through in our new stuff or just quit now? The problem I have is that their really aren't that many musicians in my area and I don't have a car to go to a bigger city.