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#1
Theres always that extra baggage a guitar player carries around. You often find yourself juggling between pros and cons when meeting a new guy to jam with. Maybe you are lucky to find a dedicated, inspired, driven player who comes up with lots of original ideas. The chances are when that happens he has some kind of problem with addiction, massive ego, self centered, and stubborn.

Usually the nicest guys are the ones who aren't any good at guitar. So you get the guitar player who sucks now. He steals ideas from other songs and tries to put one off on you, the drummer has to constantly bother him to come up with originals, hes lazy, he always shows up late to practice, and his girlfriend lets us know when she thinks it is the best time for us to jam.

It is very rare you can have both the nice guy and the reliable driven player who is always coming up with new material. So my question is, whats wrong with guitar players? Why are we all such weirdos?
#2
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addiction, massive ego, self centered, and stubborn.


The first is needed ( tone addict), the middle two are for stage presence and funny interviews, and the last one is for the behind-the-scenes business practices so the record companies don't win
#3
Meh the best guitarist I jam with is like me and we are both sarcastic, stubborn cynics with a dark sense of humour and an affinity for whiskey (well, any spirit). We are both mean to each other. I love it. So we're probably the weirdos the other band members look at side ways. Often they are the ones offended at what we've said to each other... haha joke's on them I guess.

In another band (sort of) atm, getting us all together has been a NIGHTMARE let's just leave it there... my nice façade is wearing very thin.
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#4
Ever consider the problem is with you, and not everyone else, TS?
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Ever consider the problem is with you, and not everyone else, TS?

I considered it. No I think it's getting a bunch of unmotivated kids together. Well it's just the guitarist in particular. Having said that it's the drummer who has organised this but he hasn't got a job (and hasn't been real enthusiastic on going out to find one), no money, no credit and now no working phone, no internet (because he hasn't paid his bills)... so he's asked me to contact everyone and make sure the guitarist has learnt the songs. Like it's my responsibility. What, am I supposed to take him to the toilet now too.
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I considered it. No I think it's getting a bunch of unmotivated kids together. Well it's just the guitarist in particular. Having said that it's the drummer who has organised this but he hasn't got a job (and hasn't been real enthusiastic on going out to find one), no money, no credit and now no working phone, no internet (because he hasn't paid his bills)... so he's asked me to contact everyone and make sure the guitarist has learnt the songs. Like it's my responsibility. What, am I supposed to take him to the toilet now too.

Well, drummers have difficulty taking themselves to the toilet. And remembering to breathe and so on.
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Well, drummers have difficulty taking themselves to the toilet. And remembering to breathe and so on.

Well he's more together than this guitarist, so that's saying something!! I told the drummer to think of someone else who could play if this guy can't make it, otherwise I'll call my cynical evil musical genius friend.
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Well he's more together than this guitarist, so that's saying something!! I told the drummer to think of someone else who could play if this guy can't make it, otherwise I'll call my cynical evil musical genius friend.

I can't really criticise anyone for not being together(well, I can, and will, but I shouldn't), seeing as I'm roughly as together as the horsehead nebula.
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I can't really criticise anyone for not being together(well, I can, and will, but I shouldn't), seeing as I'm roughly as together as the horsehead nebula.

At least you have internet.
#10
What's not wrong with guitar players?


pony up and play Electro Swing like a real man.
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#11
never try to work with me, I'm, quote, "a bass player who has 'ideas' about what we should do" unquote.

**** you Jennifer
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never try to work with me, I'm, quote, "a bass player who has 'ideas' about what we should do" unquote.

**** you Jennifer



You play the bass. You're lucky they even acknowledge that you exist.
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You play the bass. You're lucky they even acknowledge that you exist.

Ah! Thanks you just solved my problem with aforementioned band... I'm the bassist hence the lack of acknowledgement etc... Thank you sir!
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Ah! Thanks you just solved my problem with aforementioned band... I'm the bassist hence the lack of acknowledgement etc... Thank you sir!


Well there's your problem. Might I suggest learning a real instrument? Possibly a 9 string guitar so you can Djent like a mofo.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-zKMsj5rio


You're welcome.
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Well there's your problem. Might I suggest learning a real instrument? Possibly a 9 string guitar so you can Djent like a mofo.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-zKMsj5rio


You're welcome.

ok ok to be fair, I'm a guitarist who can play bass *slowly distances self from bassist identification*
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ok ok to be fair, I'm a guitarist who can play bass *slowly distances self from bassist identification*



wow way to stick to your guns
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#18
obviously most you pick up instruments either do so for escapism or beacuse their parents made them

guitar (electric) is especially prone to angsty losers picking it up in their teens and later becoming adults with excessive amounts of baggage.


or some pseudo-psych babble.
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obviously most you pick up instruments either do so for escapism or beacuse their parents made them

guitar (acoustic hipster trash) is especially prone to angsty losers picking it up in their teens and later becoming adults with excessive amounts of baggage.


or some pseudo-psych babble.



I think what you really mean is this
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You play the bass. You're lucky they even acknowledge that you exist.

I'm just glad they don't know Jennifer.

And I was only the bass player because the guitarist's hands 'were too small to play bass properly.'
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I'm just glad they don't know Jennifer.

And I was only the bass player because the guitarist's hands 'were too small to play bass properly.'

That's no excuse. I've got the smallest by a long way, it's a miracle I can even play guitar.
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That's no excuse. I've got the smallest by a long way, it's a miracle I can even play guitar.



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That's no excuse. I've got the smallest by a long way, it's a miracle I can even play guitar.



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I've got the smallest by a long way


You said it, I just took it out of context and used a ridiculous font size.
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You said it, I just took it out of context and used a ridiculous font size.

I really should have put that in a full sentence
#25
OP forgot to mention that guy who plays guitar and has to mention it to everyone he meets that he plays at a Grade 8 level when in reality he really sucks.
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OP forgot to mention that guy who plays guitar and has to mention it to everyone he meets that he plays at a Grade 8 level when in reality he really sucks.


I`ve always wondered what was about. Is that a UK thing or a music school thing?
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I`ve always wondered what was about. Is that a UK thing or a music school thing?


I don't know. Probably a music school thing. Like you can pick to study music at GCSE/A Level and Uni and I think they use "grades" to show the level you can play at I guess?

Either way, this Grade 8 guitar player I know is pretty shitty. But I know a Grade 8 sax player and he is pretty groovy.
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I don't know. Probably a music school thing. Like you can pick to study music at GCSE/A Level and Uni and I think they use "grades" to show the level you can play at I guess?

Either way, this Grade 8 guitar player I know is pretty shitty. But I know a Grade 8 sax player and he is pretty groovy.



Ah cool thanks for clearing that up.
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OP forgot to mention that guy who plays guitar and has to mention it to everyone he meets that he plays at a Grade 8 level when in reality he really sucks.

I'm kind of like that with the piano, but that's because I've got nothing else going for me.

if you need proof, you simply have to look at the picture of me on my profile
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#30
He's just jealous of the length of your bass. Get him a baritone and he'll be much better.
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He's just jealous of the length of your bass. Get him a baritone and he'll be much better.

**** that, I never would have spent money on that arsehole
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#33
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Theres always that extra baggage a guitar player carries around. You often find yourself juggling between pros and cons when meeting a new guy to jam with.

What's wrong with other musicians? They easily fit all this too.


Even worse, what's wrong with you?! You're generalizing an entire group, like some kind of giant douchebag.
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Everyone is like this. Have you ever worked anywhere where most of your co-worker were not self-centered and stubborn?
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Lol the "nice" one sounded like Avenged Sevenfold. If y'all haven't done so already, look up Aces High by Maiden and compare the intro to This Means War by Avenged Sevenfold. Pretty much the same thing
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Everyone is like this. Have you ever worked anywhere where most of your co-worker were not self-centered and stubborn?

this
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What's wrong with other musicians? They easily fit all this too.


Even worse, what's wrong with you?! You're generalizing an entire group, like some kind of giant douchebag.

yeah guys lets get serious here
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one of them is me.


that's a ****ton of problems right there lmao
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