First, a little set up. We're an acoustic band but both guitarists are classic rockers at heart. I'm more into alter country and Americana. In many ways, this translates into great original tunes and memorable rearrangements of familiar tunes. Second, I know a metronome will help me but.... More often than not it doesn't matter what tempo I'm playing. The guitarists ALWAYS face each other, get carried away in picker love and speed up every song. So not only can I not see what either is playing, it's hard to hear the key with the lead and rhythm exchanges going on. I'm funding myself stuck to the root notes rather than add anything (pick up notes, walks, runs, etc). The only effective solution I've tried has been to write more bass-driven songs. Thank goodness they've been good tunes. I will appreciate any thoughts, suggestions, or exen commiseration.