#1
Ok i've been playing guitar for a year and a half and im the best in my school and I want to start a band so heres the choice.
A. I have my original band members from a while back
1. Drummer- good and willing to contribute but never comes to practice
2. Vocalist- Too cool to hang out and practice but wants to sing
3. Bassist- First learning(and learnin fast) and needs to catch up
4. Rythm- says he wants to practice but never ends up coming

or

B. Join a band from my school who actually works and practices.
They have all the members practice but aren't in my level of music i guess.
I like thrash metal and all that classic metal stuff from the 80s and they like a lot of numetal, metalcore stuff and I really don't. and they don't have a lead guitarist or a vocalist but practice and most likely will contribute and stuff.
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#3
B. You will end up playing shows and meet other musicians with your interest so you can always leave a note to them that if they need another guitarist you're the person for it.

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#4
new band, at least they'll be at practice and become better

nothing ruins a band like flakers
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#5
join a a band from school. Just because they're not at your level does not mean they're not good. That's like saying Kirk Hammet isn't allowed to play guitar with Paul Gilbert. They're both excellent guitarists but Paul Gilbert is without a doubt better.
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join a a band from school. Just because they're not at your level does not mean they're not good. That's like saying Kirk Hammet isn't allowed to play guitar with Paul Gilbert. They're both excellent guitarists but Paul Gilbert is without a doubt better.
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no their good enough im just saying that they play a way different style then me and that we will probably not agree on lots of stuff.
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I would say join the metalcore band, maybe you could come to a comprimise(sp?) and play so many metalcore songs at a gig then play so many trash songs

yea im talkin to them now they want a bassist and vocalist and 2nd guitar so yea maybe i'll be in my first real band this time.
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#9
Well band A isn't really a good choice, you could salvage the bassist though. If he's learning fast and comes to practices then he's a good bloke to have around.

Band B doesn't play the style that you like but you could always just join them for fun.

Meanwhile you can always look around for more members for a band more to your taste and bring the band A bassist in when you've found a drummer and rhythm guitar.
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#10
Go with band B, it looks as though they are actually getting somewhere.

Also, don't think you will argue a lot because they have a different style, that's what compromising is for. Check out the band Shadows Fall, they are considered a metalcore band but in my honest opinion I think they could also be considered thrash. Listen to "The Failure of the Devout" then "A Fire in Babylon"
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join a a band from school. Just because they're not at your level does not mean they're not good. That's like saying Kirk Hammet isn't allowed to play guitar with Paul Gilbert. They're both excellent guitarists but Paul Gilbert is without a doubt better.

I dunno about that one. Kirk Hammet is pretty sweet.
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Kirk Hammet is pretty sweet.

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EPIC FAIL.
Then again, anybody with "Dave Mustaine is a joke" as their sig is obviously a retard and should probably just be ignored.

Ohhhhhh, I'm gonna quote you in my sig lol.

EDIT: Nevermind, it couldn't fit.
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Ohhhhhh, I'm gonna quote you in my sig lol.

EDIT: Nevermind, it couldn't fit.


Dave mustaine wrote some of metallica's best material and continued to write great lyrics and play exceptional and NOT SLOPPY SOUNDING SOLOS all through megadeth and metallica. Hetfield lyrics have slowly deteriorated... did anyone catch that "love is a four letter word" lyric on the new album? uggh

But on topic- Band B is a much better choice to go with. If you were to become their lead guitarist you might actually influence their sound a bit, so you guys shoudl come to a comprimise and have fun.
#15
do them both.. you can never have to many backups.... all my bands have failed, i needed back ups...
if yuo do both, then see what one is better, than go with that one.
#16
id say go with band 2 cuz itd actually go someplace and thrash metal + numutal/metalcore = the ****

EDIT: or start a band with the fast learning bassist and find dedicated people
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Dave mustaine wrote some of metallica's best material and continued to write great lyrics and play exceptional and NOT SLOPPY SOUNDING SOLOS all through megadeth and metallica. Hetfield lyrics have slowly deteriorated... did anyone catch that "love is a four letter word" lyric on the new album? uggh
He's not bad at guitar or songwriting, he just shouldn't be the lead singer lol. I mean sure, for some like "She Wolf" or "Peace Sells" to name a few, it fits in good, but come on, he couldn't have found anybody else?
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He's not bad at guitar or songwriting, he just shouldn't be the lead singer lol. I mean sure, for some like "She Wolf" or "Peace Sells" to name a few, it fits in good, but come on, he couldn't have found anybody else?

Not bad?
He's a metal god.
And if you had done your homework, you would know that he tried out some dudes, but none of them fit, so that's when he decided to sing.
I like his singing; it wouldn't be Megadeth without it.
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