Well, I think I've found some guys (and a gal) to form a group with. The rhythm guitarist and drummer are a package deal, and I just haven't had good experiences with a 2nd guitarist in the band. I tend to play as if I'm the only guitarist in the band; I try to play everything.
What I want to avoid is 2 people doing the same thing most of the time. We're playing covers only, so tips in that particular scenario would be most helpful. I really don't know how to handle this, so any tips/suggestions would be great.
Please post tips from actual experience. I can imagine scenarios on my own.
The cover band Dave and I are in actually has three guitarists - Dave plays 12 string acoustic, and I alternate between six string acoustic and electric. (The third guitarist plays six string acoustic). In our experience, spreading out chord voicings makes a HUGE difference - having one person playing I position "cowboy chords" while one of the others plays octave 2 or three note chords to fill in really helps.
Another thing is knowing when to leave "holes" by not playing, which really helps create dynamic impact.