#1
Ok guys this is a tough situation. My new band witch consists of me on guitar, my best friend on bass, who I invited and I don't want to disapoint him by chucking him out or being harsh like that, 'coz it's not fair on him. And then theirs a girl on vocals, and a guy on drums. And we kinda like different music. I mean 3 out of 4 like Sum 41 and stuff, that's except the bassist, who likes Motley Crue and Black Sabbath and stuff. He thinks because he does not like the others music and doesn't want to conform that he shouldn't be in it. And is excluding the idea of learning bass.

What should we do?
Equipment:
Guitars:
Epiphone Explorer Goth
Squier Stratocaster
Amps:
Peavey Bandit 112 80w
Peavey KB300 130w
Park Marshall 15w
Pedals:
Digitech Whammy IV
Mics:
Beyerdynamic M69TG
#3
get a good funk bassist
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+1 to carcass255, he knows funk will lead the way


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#5
Respect his musical preferences?

For both parties?
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#7
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get a good funk bassist



+1 to carcass255, he knows funk will lead the way
#8
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Make him listen to megadeth. In fact, all of you listen to megadeth...



this.
#9
Yeah, Respect everyone's taste in music and find something you both like.
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#10
From the sounds of it.....get a bassist that actually plays bass with some fluency.
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#11
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+1 to carcass255, he knows funk will lead the way


sigged! i know nothing about funk
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#12
get Tony Choy on bass...
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#15
Well if he doesn't know bass yet and doesn't want to be in the band then let him leave. I'm in a band where my drummer listens to punk like the offspring and weezer (if thats punk) and stuff. My guitarist listens to Alternative rock like angels and airwaves and Breaking Benjamin. and I (Bass) listens to Alternative metal, metal, and alternative rock, but I like everything. We mixed our stuff together and we all like the music we came up with. Its not about your influences, its about if you like the kind of music your playing.
#18
Quit and start a new band called Megadeath. Kick his dog too.
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#19
Quote by boreamor
Who needs a bassist? I'd rather have a mini-fridge.



and a crate of beer.


and weed

and McDonalds.

damn I'm high and need mcdonalds.

I'll be right back

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#20
Quote by alkaline3trio
Make him listen to Symphony X. In fact, all of you listen to Symphony X...


yea they are the sh*t.
#21
this happened to me back in March. My best friend started playing bass because my band needed a bassist. He wanted to play like Red Hot Chili peppers and Incubus, whereas we are into Saosin, Chiodos, Blessthefall etc. In the end, you should not settle for less when it comes to what you play, if he isn't willing to play what you want then he is not for you.

Me and my best friend remained best friends through this, might I add.
#22
Quote by boreamor
Who needs a bassist? I'd rather have a mini-fridge.


You, my friend, stole THAT from Guitar Hero..

Thanks for the help guys.
Equipment:
Guitars:
Epiphone Explorer Goth
Squier Stratocaster
Amps:
Peavey Bandit 112 80w
Peavey KB300 130w
Park Marshall 15w
Pedals:
Digitech Whammy IV
Mics:
Beyerdynamic M69TG
#23
Make some songs that combine all your interests.
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Everyone just jumps on the bandwagon and gives the same advice in these situations. You know what? I'm going to be different. Call the firemen.
#26
Quote by boreamor
Who needs a bassist? I'd rather have a mini-fridge.


+1 to boreamor for he knows that a mini- fridge is more important than a bassist.
#28
sweet! back on topic, get a new bassist. let him walk.
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#30
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Ok guys this is a tough situation. My new band witch consists of me on guitar, my best friend on bass, who I invited and I don't want to disapoint him by chucking him out or being harsh like that, 'coz it's not fair on him. And then theirs a girl on vocals, and a guy on drums. And we kinda like different music. I mean 3 out of 4 like Sum 41 and stuff, that's except the bassist, who likes Motley Crue and Black Sabbath and stuff. He thinks because he does not like the others music and doesn't want to conform that he shouldn't be in it. And is excluding the idea of learning bass.

What should we do?


So what you're saying is that you don't acually have a bassist.

Hmmm...
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#31
A professional musician should be able to play any kind of music, regardless of what he/she listens to.

A direction should be pointed for the band, and anybody who doesn't want to go in that direction doesn't have to be in the band.

If you want to gig, play one of the kinds of music that are commercial to your area, do what other successful bands are doing, but do it better.

Of course, if you are intending to gig, just do what you like and have fun.

BTW, even if you do gig, it should be fun -- after all -- that's why they call it playing music

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#32
Quote by jotty
Ok guys this is a tough situation. My new band witch consists of me on guitar, my best friend on bass, who I invited and I don't want to disapoint him by chucking him out or being harsh like that, 'coz it's not fair on him. And then theirs a girl on vocals, and a guy on drums. And we kinda like different music. I mean 3 out of 4 like Sum 41 and stuff, that's except the bassist, who likes Motley Crue and Black Sabbath and stuff. He thinks because he does not like the others music and doesn't want to conform that he shouldn't be in it. And is excluding the idea of learning bass.

What should we do?



Just be glad your band has a witch!
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#34
Oh now that Bigwilly brought it up..I think he meant "My new band: Witch". Just for your information, J Mascis (from Dinosaur Jr.) plays drums for a band called Witch already. You should change your name

Or he meant "which"..nevermind!
#35
Quote by sammyboy77
this happened to me back in March. My best friend started playing bass because my band needed a bassist. He wanted to play like Red Hot Chili peppers and Incubus, whereas we are into Saosin, Chiodos, Blessthefall etc. In the end, you should not settle for less when it comes to what you play, if he isn't willing to play what you want then he is not for you.

Me and my best friend remained best friends through this, might I add.


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#36
Quote by boreamor
EDIT: Ah you edited it you cunning fox.



Quite true...I am cunning as well as a fox...

Here is my picture...




wouldn't it be ironic if I failed again and got edit it like a cunning fox again!


EDIT: Now I realize I'm derailing the thread...So I'll try to contribute meaningfully.

IMO, if he doens't fit with the band, then in the future it will cause bigger problems. It all depends how serious you are. If it's just a little group in the basement thats tooling around for fun and jamming together, just find something you can all agree to play...and have fun! But, if you want to be serious and gig, if everyone isn't on the same page you will run into issues down the road.
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#37
Listen to the bassist, they are always the most knowledgeable, however, unappreciated member of the band.
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