Okay, you've been practicing for about 3 months, you know a few riffs, maybe tried an easy solo or two, the first 4 seconds of stairway to heaven, and now you want totart a band. Pefect. While some may advise against playing in a band if you are not a ...steady guitarist. Most people who pick up the guitar quit after about 4 months due to finger pain, frustration, or not being dedicated enough. I say that if you can find a band that has peope in it that are at the same level you are with their instruments as you are with oyurs, then as you progress, you will notice that your band has progressed too. Starting off at an early point in your guitar career will inspire you to learn more complex songs and will do the same for your members.
Right then, singers are not a mian priority in a band until the music is suficient on its own. Think about Led Zeppelin. If you took out Robbert Plant's voice and just had Page and the guys playing you would have a classic rock version of Joe Satriani. So when starting off have a singer lined up, but dont be so trapped in the lyrics of the songs. Just play and jam and worry about the fine tunning later. Ha, fine tunning get it? Well moving on.
Equipment should not be a big deal at this point. You have a small 15 watt amp or something to that affect. Your guitar is a hand me down or a walmart special. Maybe even a distortion pedal. Well put them to good used and just play. Equipment like singers are best saved for later. As long as you can hear yourself play you should be fine.
I have found this to me the hardest thing to do and I don't want to be stereotypical but a garage is the epfect place, if not a garage then some other place where all of you can get together without any transportation problems.
I started off a terrible guitarist, I quit it after a year, took all of my guitar strings off and then I would just pretend to play in front of my mirror (dont laugh oyu all have or will). Then I started back up in full gear and I have now been playing for about 5-6 years. I own 4 guitars including a Les Paul and Fender acoustic. I am in a very well known local band called Killjoys Revolt and I play gigs about one a week. I started a band at a very slow time in my guitar life and now I am very good, i am not being conceieded but it's true. I just want to see and help others get into bands and feel the music. So until next time this is AvArIcE, peace.