The smallest amp I've gigged with was a Blackheart (Crate) with 1 12". It was a switchable 3 & 5 watt Class A amp. I played in a rockabilly band with a fairly loud drummer and I never ran it above 3 watts.
I play guitar in one band and bass in another. I started on guitar first 45 years ago and then learned bass about 20 years ago. I can switch back and forth with no adjustment time. I find that playing bass helps my guitar playing and vice versa.
Our bad band practices lasted about 2 months while we auditioned several bass players to take my place as I was planning on switching to playing guitar in the band. We play classic rock and I couldn't believe it when people would show up unprepared or unable to play songs that we requested they...
That would be my 2017 lefty Eastwood Surfcaster. I've always wanted a Charvel but couldn't find one. The Eastwood looked and sounded good in the demo video so I bought one direct from Eastwood.
For $1000 I got an absolute piece of junk. The neck had 3 unlevel frets and fretted out all over the...
I have 8 guitars, 5 basses and a Bouzouki. I do not play all of them every month and some haven't been touched for months. The band I'm in requires 2 specific guitars so they get 80% of the playing time. Other guitars get brought out when I occasionally play with other bands or when I record.
Our classic rock band plays gigs about once a month, of course we know about the gigs in advance. We always schedule an extra rehearsal just before the gig to run through our full 4hr show and make any last minute adjustments.
The most important thing is to have fun!
The only 2 things I do left handed are play guitar and write. Everything else I'm totally right handed. Because I write left handed I have enough dexterity to pick plus I also believe the dominant hand should do the fretting. It's worked for me the last 50 years.
Welcome to the wonderful world of band management!
With all due respect, many musicians are flakes and will say anything to get the current gig. If you're lucky you'll find players that will stay committed. Either embrace it or forget it.