#1
Im having to sack our bassist because he isnt up to par..he is a really nice guy tho so i want to word this correctly..is this ok?

Hey Chris, thanks for coming today mate. I'll be upfront though in that im going to get someone a bit more experienced on bass for the band. To be honest there was a lot of problems today mate with timing-coming in too early and also too late, a lot of the parts were missed or you were fingering them but not playing them, also there was a lot of times you were switching off which is bad for the rhythm section because we have to know where we are together in the tune rather than a vocalist who knows where his words go.

For the 8 weeks we havent rehersed i said time after time to just memorise the 5 songs which i spent ages reworking to make them easy as possible, and you were not bad with lead back and life support machine but not knowing for what its worth after doing 2 myspace sites and a guitar pro and writing the tab for you was a bit weird. To be honest we all struggle with the complex music and we have been playing for 15 odd years. Your playing has technically got better but the timing is crucial..its not something i was solid with until about my 3rd year of playing. I was determined to have a relaxed rehersal without having to worry about other parts because i cant work on my own.

Sorry to do this mate, but we have taken nearly a year to get songs together, and had the same hassles with the old singer and its at the point where im not looking forward to playing because of the hassles. Hope there's no hard feelings.
#3
I'm not really into tea bagging other dudes but if you are (I support you) go for it. Why not just hire someone to take him out?
#4
why cant you do it in person? id feel much better getting that kind of news in person, not in letter-form
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why cant you do it in person? id feel much better getting that kind of news in person, not in letter-form


he lives 30 miles away. i could phone him i never end up saying the right things tho. im totally pi$$ed off because he is a beginner but talked himself up to get in the band now he hasnt learned any songs after taking 2 months off specifically to do so (tool esque songs so tough)
#6
just kick him in the balls and tell him he's a worthless piece of **** who doesn't deserve to be in your band.

my mom told me to say that.
#7
sack him the hard way. Maybe he will start his own band which will in time kick your ass while you become ****. Ok its a bit farfetched, but its happened before...
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sack him the hard way. Maybe he will start his own band which will in time kick your ass while you become ****. Ok its a bit farfetched, but its happened before...


could happen we're not too bad sounding tho
#10
i think you should try to keep it as broad as possible. if you mention specific incidents, it can either make him feel worse or make him feel like that's the only thing that he's doing wrong (i.e. "alright then i promise i can work on that one part... blah blah etc.") then it turns into him pleading with you and blah. also its really easy to tell when someone is trying to put you down easily. just keep it succinct
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just kick him in the balls and tell him he's a worthless piece of sh*t who doesn't deserve to be in your band.




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One important thing:Wether your breaking up with a band memebner or a girlfriend...- Don't give a list of their faultys!


It's the exact wrong time to do it, just be very very general.
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One of my bands had to sack a guitarist. This guy was very good, the best in our area really, but he just wanted to play Van Halen **** and his ego was massive. Anyway what we did was call him up with all the band members there and attempted to end it there. BUT he "had to go" so we called him back about an hour later and left him a message on his cell. Thats a pretty ****ty way to do it but whatever. I personaly dont think you need to be that nice to the guy tho, i mean he wasted alot of your time.

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Do it in person even if it takes you to drive the 30 miles. Also, take this to the Bandleading forum.
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ya no letters or anything. in person, even if you can meet him somewhere or something maybe.
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sack him the hard way. Maybe he will start his own band which will in time kick your ass while you become ****. Ok its a bit farfetched, but its happened before...



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lie and tell him your breaking up and if he ever sees you say you reformed

the status quo approach, like it.

i'd do it in person at a rehearsal, so its convenient.
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#18
that letter sounds nice

you couldnt have put it nicer to be honest.
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Huh?? WHA??? MUSTAINE??


im glad sum1 cottoned on to my subversive Megadeth>Metallica comment. Megadeths always been better tho.

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EDIT: Seeing as he lives far away and easy thing to do is say your breaking up and then reform with the other members without him knowing.
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just kick him in the balls and tell him he's a worthless piece of **** who doesn't deserve to be in your band.

my mom told me to say that.

I would sig that if I had room.
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#21
You're either gay or a pussy, who the hell writes letters when you can call him and stop wasting your time.
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