If you had to choose one. (Poll)

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Heavyriff, Feb 21, 2021.

If you were a member of a highly successful 4 person band who would you be?

Poll closed Feb 23, 2021.
  1. The Singer

    17 vote(s)
    17.0%
  2. The Guitar Player

    59 vote(s)
    59.0%
  3. The Bass Player

    17 vote(s)
    17.0%
  4. The Drummer

    7 vote(s)
    7.0%
  1. Antstrat

    Antstrat Most Honored Senior Member

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    What did you do?
     
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  2. didger

    didger Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Fair enough! I guess it depends on the definition of roadie/crew. My friend was lucky in essentially meeting a band early in the career that went on to become massive relatively quickly. So he started as FOH in department head position rather than spending years as a grunt working his way up.
     
  3. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

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    Mostly made a nuisance of myself.

    When I wasn't behind a motion picture camera I was a side guy. Strings, sometimes horn...and backing vocals.
     
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  4. StummerJoe

    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    I can do all four, not equally well though. A listener would rather I stick to two or three before I sing.

    Been told I have a "Johnny Cash" quality to my voice from a friend being polite.:D
     
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  5. henkejs

    henkejs New Member!

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    The first band I was in already had two guitar players who were better than me, so I ended up on bass. Never regretted it.
     
  6. HighwayStar106

    HighwayStar106 Senior Stratmaster

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    It depends on what sort of music we'd be playing. If it's blues or rock, I'd want to play guitar, but I could probably get by on bass. If it's pop, I'd be alright on guitar, although it's not what I'm best at - same with metal if it's not too heavy and shreddy. I think I could probably play anything in a punk band, except maybe drums.

    If it's jazz or classical, however, I'm in trouble. :D
     
  7. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Deafsoundguy Strat-o-hackster Silver Member

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    I can’t understand why cowbell isn’t listed :thumbd:. As far as I know there’s always a need for more cowbell. :thumb: I have proof.
     
  9. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir V----V

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    i'd be the bassist.
    And the guitarist.
    And the drummer.
    And even the keyboard player from time to time.

    Of course, 'wildly successful' in my chosen genre(s) means a modest income that gives you the ability to pay your rent
    and even eat every so often while still retaining the respect of your peers, so...
     
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  10. Kstu

    Kstu Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    I picked the drummer as if we're talking superstar status I have a chance at having some privacy.
     
  11. Stonetone

    Stonetone Senior Stratmaster

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    For Me all but singing, Guitar #1 Then Drums, then Bass
     
  12. HazyPurple

    HazyPurple Without stress... my life would be empty Silver Member

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    Wots a bass player?
     
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  13. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    That would be the guy laying in a drunken coma behind the wheelie bins...
     
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    Morf2540 Senior Stratmaster

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    Is this a trick question?
     
  15. TepidPilot

    TepidPilot Strat-O-Master

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    The Bagpipe player. I could also double on banjo and accordion.

    TP
     
  16. HazyPurple

    HazyPurple Without stress... my life would be empty Silver Member

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    Oh!, I wondered who he was :sneaky:
     
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  17. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 The Wizard next door................

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    I can sing if I have to and I have programmed, but don't own or play, drums.

    I do, however, play both guitar and bass. I love both, but if I had to pick one to be well known for in a successful band, I'll go with bass.
     
  18. Falstaff50

    Falstaff50 Strat-Talker

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    For me it would be singer. I am a mediocre guitar player at best but have been asked to front five different bands as the singer. Never once been asked to be the guitar player only.
     
  19. Heavyriff

    Heavyriff Senior Stratmaster

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    It appears the drums are taking a back seat in this poll.