#1
Should a band with 3 guitarists change one of them to the basist?

I'm the singer of that band and i'm the worst out of the 3 on guitar, i think i should change... but does a band with the basist as a singer look weird?

im in a dilemma so plz help quickly, got a gig next friday and i want to know if i should play bass for it or not.

cheers
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no, thin lizzy, motorhead etc
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#3
you should...


change to a bassist, cause no bassist is much gayer than a band with a singing bassist.
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Do you write a lot of the music? Do you want to play guitar?

Also, Geddy Lee owns your bassist as a singer question.
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I reckon you should change to bass, unless you have a bassist already. I'd just ditch guitar and do vocals alone if there's already a bassist, you get more secksy points.
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Do you have a bass player? If so, probably not. You could just give up guitar and focus on singing, or 3 guitars could be your signature thing. But, if you dont have a bassist, you'll need one and you should be the bassist, who cares how other people think you look?
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Slayer also have a singing bassist, and he looks kick ass
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There are a lot of bands with singing bassists. Just go for it. Unless you paritucularly feel you write a lot of the stuff on guitar.
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#9
Singing bassists aren't uncommon, nobody would bat an eyelid. If you think it'll sound better then go for it.
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Should a band with 3 guitarists change one of them to the basist?

I'm the singer of that band and i'm the worst out of the 3 on guitar, i think i should change... but does a band with the basist as a singer look weird?

im in a dilemma so plz help quickly, got a gig next friday and i want to know if i should play bass for it or not.

cheers

Its definitely okay for a bass to be the lead vocals, if you want a mainstream example; The All American Rejects - Tyler Ritter
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many thanks yeh im gunna play bass, atleast until we find sum1, cheers!


good man, try and be varied in your playing and really get into it, it's a really fun instrument to play. Any ideas what bass you're gonna go for?
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Paul McCartney does it....but he also plays guitar...and piano...and like, 5 other instruments.
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Is everybody forgetting pink floyd??? rush, slayer, beatles, etc...
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Simply no.

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Is everybody forgetting pink floyd??? rush, slayer, beatles, etc...


Gilmour played guitar... at least to my extent of knowledge
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Is everybody forgetting pink floyd??? rush, slayer, beatles, etc...


David Gilmour was the guitar not the bass and he was the better singer...but thats besides the point, in our band the bassist is the singer and same with another local band i know called madison. It's not as uncommon as you would think
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I so wanted to follow up the title with "would a could a"


Anyway, yes, I'd switch to bass.


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Do you write a lot of the music? Do you want to play guitar?

Also, Geddy Lee owns your bassist as a singer question.

haha yea i was thinkin Geddy Lee as well... Rush is amazing

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Drop your guitars and pick up 3 basses that would be insane
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Another example (in case the million mentioned so far aren't enough): Nick Oliveri. He sang a few songs for QOTSA and sings lead for The Mondo Generator.

In short: Yes, it's fine to sing and play bass. I play bass and sing backup vocals, which isn't quite the same I guess, but similar.
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