Ok, here is the deal. I played guitar for a while. I was decent, nowhere near lead material, but I was quick to learn anything with just a little practice. I have been wanting to join a band really really bad for fun. Not a full time deal, just for evenings and wekends. I went and bought a Schecter C4 about a month ago and found the transition to not be that difficult. I did this because I know guitarists are a dime a dozen and bands always need bass palyers. I do not need the limelight, I just want to play. I have been practicing everyday and have found that if given the tabluture and a little time to practice with the song, I can pick it up and play it well. Now the question. I have never tried to join a band or start one. How good do you need to be to play bass in one. Now I know this is a relative question due to the fact of how good do you want to be, but if I wnat ot play some classic rock or 80s or modern alternative covers, how do I know when I can contact others and try to play bass? For those of you that are in bands, how bad are bassists needed? I know if I found a band and they covered those types of songs, I could get the music, the tab and within a week, play a good bit of them. Any ideas to any of this? Thanks guys. I didn't know who else to ask and I figure there would be some great help here. P.S. I know someone else just asked a sorta similar question, but it seemed like he was new to a guitar instrument alltogether. I am 31, a professional in heart surgery and have the funds to get equipment.