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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by apm1991, Feb 12, 2018 at 12:25 PM.
after 35 years playing bass... he wants to play guitar now.. I don't blame him
What would it hurt to give him a chance to play? He'll get the experience of auditioning and you might get the surprise of your life - or not - but is showing a little kindness that much of a hardship for your band?
I write 100% of the lyrics and 50% of the music.. He writes the other 50% of the music.. you're absolutely right though
I was just having a gentle dig, but not at your guitarist.
lol I'm gonna do the audition.. I figure it may be a cool experience in my life as well... we're not mean people at all.. the thought just crossed my head, "If he doesn't own a bass amp, how much bass does play?." I'm going to give him a try either way, sometimes I just think out loud online... I own a 4 string bass.. and a little bass amp I got for $25 and I'm not a bass player
I think you guys are right, I should do the try out one on one
1 thing I try to remember is since life can hand us unexpected circumstances & occasionally gear has to be sold even if we may not want to?
So , I agree with you to give everyone a fair & open chance when trying any project .
The guy opened up your discourse by being honest about his equipment, sounds like the right kind of start.
good point.. i'm excited to meet him
Yngwie Malmsteen without an amp is still Yngwie Malmsteen
Let us know how it goes.
To answer your original question...
Yeah. Sure. Done it many times. Sometimes it's upright stuff, others it's been through a DI. No sweat...not a thing to make a thing over.
Everything else, just refer to everything @fezz parka has said.
Hope it works out for you.
Well.... he just texted me back saying he doesn't have a car... In my ad I specifically said I am looking for someone over 21 and who HAS A CAR... He'd like me to drive, with my bass and bass amp and my acoustic guitar to his place.... I'm not going to do it.. I know you guys may say he could be amazing etc. But I can't be driving a guy around to every practice and gig
Yes, that's a bit of a game changer.
A bit indeed!
That's driving the bus...literally. LOL
Any advice on finding a new bass player?
Keep in mind, we are a non-paying band as of right now, we play mostly originals (up to 16 now), we've only gigged twice (although we've had to turn down gigs because our bass player can't make it)... Realistically we don't have a lot to offer besides a fun opportunity to play for a new, low paying, gigging band
Not fair in my mind, I've been not included in so many projects because I don't drive. I can't drive due to a medical condition. Even when I've offered to take an uber or taxi or arrange all my own transportation to and from every practice and gig....it's still not good enough
Well I'm a bass player and I don't own a bass amp. Were I successful in getting into a decent band that do enough, and well-paid enough, gigs to justify my buying one I'd do it tomorrow. But there's no way I'm buying one just for an audition. Been there, done that.
So give him a chance. He might be brilliant.
I feel for you. Not being able to make it to a gig is one thing but if you sort your own transportation it really shouldn't matter. It's really no one's business whether you get there by foot, car, taxi or a friggin helicopter.