I posted in the compliment thread and got to thinking about the opposite. When things aren't going great usually the bass player and/or Drummer get the blame. I've recived my share of criticisms, some deserved, most not. What have you been told (and what was your response)? I was recruited to try out for a trio. They sent me some material of blues based classic rock and some blues. None of it was particularly challenging, but I did play through it before meeting up. We played for about an hour and a half. They were good players and I thought it went well. After the session, the guitar player asks me " do you know any music theory" ? I knew it was over at that point and replied "nope, not enough to hurt my playing"