#1
So, as many of you can attest to, it's frustrating having no drummer for your otherwise complete band lineup.

Anways, my old high school is having it's yearly battle of the bands in a few days, and the other guitarist and my bassist were thinking of going to scout for a drummer. If we find one who can play well, is it too underhanded to offer him a position in our band? I've read plenty of frustration filled rant threads about band member stealing, so I was wondering if we should do it.

Keep in mind, we're not beginner musicians, so it could be a tempting offer to the potential drummer.

So should we do it?
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#2
The problem is finding a drummer that fits your style, that is willing to leave his band for yours?

I'd suggest using myspace ads.
#3
Do it. The entire music industry is about walking all over everyone else, this isn't any different really.
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The problem is finding a drummer that fits your style, that is willing to leave his band for yours?

I'd suggest using myspace ads.



We've been doing that for 6 months already. No luck at all. All the good drummers get snatched up too fast. And since none of us are in school anymore, it makes finding them even harder.
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#7
from only reading this, I think your biggest problem now is that you're considering looking for a drummer a few days before the actual gig.

edit. saw the above. go for it?
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#8
6 months? Wow. well give the battle of the bands a shot then. Also try going to local shows if you have a local scene
#10
Drums are easy.

"Tappa Tappa Tappa! tappity tap bang boom boom tappity tap."

You just played Aenima.


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from only reading this, I think your biggest problem now is that you're considering looking for a drummer a few days before the actual gig.

edit. saw the above. go for it?


theyre not playing the gig, theyre going to the gig to look for a drummer!

do it, could find an excellent one there being held back by his currrent band

i found it hardest to find a bassist!
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6 months? Wow. well give the battle of the bands a shot then. Also try going to local shows if you have a local scene



My local scene is nothing but pathetic attempts at deathcore and emo garbage. We do have 1 very good melodeath band, but there's no way their drummer would leave.
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#14
^yeah I read it weird.

I say it should be fine if you do that. it's the drummers choice whether he wants to play for either band. the other band may not like you for it, but it's the music business. not everone will like you.
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#15
Do it, nobody who really wants to stay in their band will leave to join yours, so you're not really doing anything wrong
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#17
Drum machine. Then get a mime to make it look like he's playing the drums. Mimes are infinitely easier to find than drummers. They dont say stupid things either. Win win.
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My local scene is nothing but pathetic attempts at deathcore and emo garbage. We do have 1 very good melodeath band, but there's no way their drummer would leave.


I ended up joining the melodeath band
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#21
I didnt realise this thread was old until i read myspace lol

(though i thought it was off cause i remember you being in a duo now. and the old high school part but i just now read it in full)
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I ended up joining the melodeath band

I can assume said band is Frozen Eternity?
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#24
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You just played Aenima.


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#25
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I didnt realise this thread was old until i read myspace lol

(though i thought it was off cause i remember you being in a duo now. and the old high school part but i just now read it in full)

Or you coulda just read the post date instead of figuring all that out
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I can assume said band is Frozen Eternity?


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Remember when they were supposed to open for Nevermore and Nevermore broke up like a week before the show?


I'll never forget how disheartening that was
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#28
nah go for it op
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#30
Why don't you impersonate a substitute teacher to get a job at a prep school, get a class of suggestible students to start a rock band project and then get them to compete at the battle of the bands to really show your old band who needs who.

Maybe you could call it 'rock class', or 'school of guitars, or...I'm sure there's a better name on the tip of my tongue...
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#33
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Remember when they were supposed to open for Nevermore and Nevermore broke up like a week before the show?


Rofl

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EDIT:

Never mind just realised the age of this thread...

yeah the mental age of this thread is pretty low
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