all I know is that I won't be paying for Pro Upgrades anymore if i can't play the songs with other ppl online if they don't have them purchased, that'd be pointless, i'll stick with what i've payed for alrdy and just play solo mode with what i've got when i wanna play Pro G/B
This may be no real help, since you want to be able to play with specific friends, but don't give up trying to play "Pro" online with others. I've just begun playing with one friend I've made here in the forum. We discovered we both have squiers and decided to have a regular jam session once a week. I've played my pro guitar more in the last 3 weeks, than I have in the entire time I've had it. I'm like Alternity...I want to play with other people. You might want to post something in the " band wanted" section letting people know you're looking for other pro players to join you. Worth a shot.