#1
Does anyone thing its worth getting a rhythem guitarist if you have to write they're parts and mostly likely record their parts, using them only as an onstage person?
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#2
if the songs sound better with a second guitar then yes, of course it is

why can they not record their own parts though
the writing makes a little sense to me, but recording their own part should be no problem

and is this going to be like in green day and quite a few other bands where he has to stand off in the shadows while the rest of the band is in the spot light?? hah
#3
If you feel like you need one, yes.

I mean...if you're the lead player, and you know what sound you want and you found someone who is willing to just do it, I dont see why not.

However.... I guess it depends on why you will be doing the recording...
are they not capable of playing straight enough to record?
in that case.... probably not....
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#4
a lot of bands use a stage guitarist, but find out how they feel about it. they might want to contribute to the band too
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#5
When you record, if you're recording parts which would require a second guitarist if performed live, make them subtle, that way it makes it sound better on record but just slightly rawer live.

Don't play a load of silly fills you'll never be able to pull off.

However, a second guitarist joining you band could free you up during the 'single' parts to really throw some shapes.
#7
^^I prefer the sound of one guitarist bands live.

Its just everyone else wants a second.
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#8
I actually do that with my band. And the reason i recorded his parts is just because he was never really around.

2 guitars are pretty useful though, i must admit
#9
In my opinion, a second guitarist fills out the band's sound quite nicely, live and in the studio. If you want to only use the guy for gigs, that's fine, but see if he can write his own parts and play them when you're recording. That will free you up to concentrate fully on your own parts.
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