#1
my band is an indie/jam rock band, we mostly write all of our own music, and we love it. we are a three piece right now, with me playing guitar, another guitar, and drums. Alot of of our friends tell us that we sound great but we need a bass player. we don't really see a need to hurry in getting one, but they say our gigs r gunna b terrible until we get one. so, im just lookin for some advice, or an opinion on whether we should get a bass player, and what itll b like without one. thanks
#3
You need one to fill out your sound. It may not seem like you need one, but play with one, and then play without one and you should notice the difference.
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#4
Either have a guitarist play bass, or pick up a bass player. Having no bass is like having no drums, it's a key element in the basic rhythm, essential for timing and the overall sound even if it isn't the prevalent instrument of the sound.
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#5
yeah get a bassist. I've never seen a band without a bassist do well.. seen a band without a drummer do fine. but they were mostly acoustic and piano stuff... and eventually they broke down and got a drummer.
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Get a bassplayer!
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#8
you need a bassist for the low end and just to sound cool
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yeah get a bassist. I've never seen a band without a bassist do well.. seen a band without a drummer do fine. but they were mostly acoustic and piano stuff... and eventually they broke down and got a drummer.

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It depends on how full your sound is. It may sound hollow without a bassist, so it's probably best to get one
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#10
Well it probably is best to go get a Bassist

Try a few out but if you think you sound better without one then theres no reason to have one...I saw a band with only Guitar + Drums once and they were pretty good
#11
There are 2 options in my mind here. Have a guitarist switch to bass, or get a bass player, because as much as most of them suck ( just kidding guys) they really are important.
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Either have a guitarist play bass, or pick up a bass player. Having no bass is like having no drums, it's a key element in the basic rhythm, essential for timing and the overall sound even if it isn't the prevalent instrument of the sound.
+1

Couldn't find more logical advice. If you've noticed, most bands have a bassist, and although you may not hear them you'll note their presence a hell lot more than if they're absent. I've seen tons of guitarist and drummers think that they don't need a bassist and when they go to play a live show, they sound TERRIBLE.

All in all, get a bassist
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#13
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There are 2 options in my mind here. Have a guitarist switch to bass, or get a bass player, because as much as most of them suck ( just kidding guys) they really are important.

I would think its better to have no bassist over a really sucky one...