#1
So a couple buddies and I are putting a band together, and we're having a bit of trouble finding a bassist. Does anyone have any tips on how to find one and where to look? There seems to be a shortage on them in the world today.
#2
Well first of all you should get a base of operations.


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#3
Grab a homeless beggar and thrust (metaphorically) a bass into his hands.

Lock him in your cellar (you can do rotations if he's a bit gross) and stick him in front of some of those cheap learning book thingies.


Nah but seriously : advertise?
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Just use the power of the internet. Craigslist, facebook, myspace, etc.

If you go to high school just ask people if they know of anyone.
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Put a Rush album in a bear trap. Should catch one in a matter of minutes.

Be careful, you might end up with Fassa as your bassist.
#7
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Be careful, you might end up with Fassa as your bassist.


Fassa doesn't play bass. It plays pretend.
#8
Or if you live in Manchester UK then you've found one, i highly doubt this though
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#9
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Fassa doesn't play bass. It plays pretend.


It doesn't matter. She'll still go for it.
#11
Bassists are everywhere because bass is awesome

Just open your eyes and look around
#14
The Bassist, or bassistus animaligus is a very timid and rare creature. A close relative of the much more abundant Guitarist, or guitaristus loudus, the Bassist tends to live alone or in small groups, and is usually nocturnal. Extremely rare in nature, the best places to search for a bassist are near back exits of clubs and in the corners of pictures. In extremely rare cases they have been known to emit low grumbling noises, although most observers report that they cannot hear anything.
#15
break into a zoo and steal a chimp. train the chimp to play bass; should take a week at most. There is your bassist and your hook.


secret serious answer : try craigslist
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#16
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The Bassist, or bassistus animaligus is a very timid and rare creature. A close relative of the much more abundant Guitarist, or guitaristus loudus, the Bassist tends to live alone or in small groups, and is usually nocturnal. Extremely rare in nature, the best places to search for a bassist are near back exits of clubs and in the corners of pictures. In extremely rare cases they have been known to emit low grumbling noises, although most observers report that they cannot hear anything.


thats great.

My band is also having trouble finding a bassist. there certainly is a shortage of them.
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#18
Suicide hotlines?


... that jokes not in bad taste right?
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#19
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Suicide hotlines?


... that jokes not in bad taste right?

not as bad of a taste a bassist has in music


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#22
Oh come on, nobody liked my pun? I thought it was pretty clever!



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#23
Heres what you post on Craigslist or whatever find a band mate site:

Wanted: Bass Player or Guitarist willing to become a loser and play bass
Derpy Derp Derp Herp Derp
#24
bass players you seek? Well first you must go on an epic journey.
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#25
You talk about bassists like they're pokemon and there's certain places you can go to catch them more frequently.

I lol'd.
#26
Find a guitarist. Then lop off his pinky finger, detune his guitar, and remove the top two strings. Then, hand him enough Yager to put him in a light coma. He won't know what happened, where he is, and why he's missing a finger... But he'll KNOW he's a bassist.
#27
Lurk outside the bass room in GuitarCenter with your friends and take the first person that walks in.
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#28
Get a guitarist and tell him he's going to be downgraded to bass. So he gets no solos and and can't go higher then 3.
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#29
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Oh come on, nobody liked my pun? I thought it was pretty clever!




It would've been better if you said "Bass of Operations"
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#30
I'd play bass for you, but I live too far away.


Put an ad in the newspaper? Or send a message out on myface or facetwit, mytwat, whatever the hell it is you people use these days.
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#31
Look under buses.


Oh yeah I went there.
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#32
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The Bassist, or bassistus animaligus is a very timid and rare creature. A close relative of the much more abundant Guitarist, or guitaristus loudus, the Bassist tends to live alone or in small groups, and is usually nocturnal. Extremely rare in nature, the best places to search for a bassist are near back exits of clubs and in the corners of pictures. In extremely rare cases they have been known to emit low grumbling noises, although most observers report that they cannot hear anything.

my bassist actually sporadically makes wierd grumbling noises sometimes...
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