Like many of us scarce bass players, I’m in two bands: a serious danceable classic rock/funk band and a semi-serious band with a very wide variety of songs. Though I’ve kept things in balance for the most part over the past couple of years it’s still a challenge. I’m interested in tips from experienced folks to help me balance the two bands, both the interpersonal side and the time commitment. I have a few thoughts I can offer to start: Avoid talking much about the “other” band at rehearsal. It reminds people your loyalties are split and it will annoy anyone who wishes wish he/she was in two bands too. Suggest songs that you already play in the other band to save woodshed time but limit those suggestions to keep the set lists distinct. Don’t co-opt “signature” songs/segues you already play in the other band. Avoid having a lot of rehearsals where not all members will attend. They clog up the calendar and often aren’t nearly as productive. Any other thoughts on keeping two bands happy and staying sane??