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#2
Bass, imo
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#3
Both are equally as important. Everybody likes to hear rhythm, and bass is essential.
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#7
Bass.
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#10
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Both are equally as important. Everybody likes to hear rhythm, and bass is essential.

Not true.
Bass is much more essential then having a second guitarist.

Anyway, stupid thread, TS, go and crawl under a rock.
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#11
Quote by BassistGal
Not true.
Bass is much more essential then having a second guitarist.

Anyway, stupid thread, TS, go and crawl under a rock.


That is silly logic, though.

What if you wanted to harmonise two guitars and that was a main feature of the band?

Sorry for being pedantic but you know what I am saying.
#12
There's also probably a better place than the pit for this question. I say bass.
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#13
Depends on the style of music. Most music you hear on the radio has a barely audible Bass. Then again, rythym guitar is good for harmonies but useless for when he/she is just banging power chords the whole time.

Normally, I vote Bass. It can sound wicked if played right, and finger playing looks cool.
#14
Meh, probably bass
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#16
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That is silly logic, though.

What if you wanted to harmonise two guitars and that was a main feature of the band?

Sorry for being pedantic but you know what I am saying.

I see your logic, although thats a really weak point.
Harmonizing can also be done between a bass and a guitar, or between the vocalist and the guitar\bass\piano (If you got it).

Or to make it simpler:
How many good bands do you know that have no Bassist?
How many good bands do you know that have only one guitarist?
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#17
bass. but if you already have a 2nd guitarist, you can always find a bass by going fishing!

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#18
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Or to make it simpler:
How many good bands do you know that have no Bassist?
How many good bands do you know that have only one guitarist?


None, and 3. But SOAD was pretty successful so I'll go with 4.
#19
yes it does depend on the style of music but in most cases if the bass player can lock in with the drummer well, there's no need for a rythm guitar.
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#20
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None, and 3. But SOAD was pretty successful so I'll go with 4.

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#21
mmmmm i think both are good but i'd rather have a good bassist who can actually play and come up with intresting licks rather than a normal rythm guitarists.
#23
Most guitarists I hang out with (the ones that can't play bass) would love to be able to play Bass for Metal styles, especially with finger playing. And the bassist I know think tapping IZ T3H FOkKINg L33Tz0rz. /Quote.
#24
Quote by BassistGal
Not true.
Bass is much more essential then having a second guitarist.

Anyway, stupid thread, TS, go and crawl under a rock.



I disagree

Where are the twin guitar harmonies gunna come from with only one guitarist.
Breakdonws with solo's will sound ****e with only a bass in the background.
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#25
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I disagree

Where are the twin guitar harmonies gunna come from with only one guitarist.
Breakdonws with solo's will sound ****e with only a bass in the background.

You can harmonize every instrument in the world, with any other instrument.

Also, do you realize how ****ty will two guitars sound without a bassist?

And another thing, soloing over a bassline actually sounds great.
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#26
Quote by South-of-Heaven
Both are equally as important. Everybody likes to hear rhythm, and bass is essential.



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#28
geez, whats with defending bass all of a sudden? it used to be fun just joking around that they suck and are worthless, but now everyone gets all pissy and offended...
#29
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geez, whats with defending bass all of a sudden? it used to be fun just joking around that they suck and are worthless, but now everyone gets all pissy and offended...

No one got offended.
Its just as close as it can be to a fact in the composing world, so arguing with it is idiotic.

By the way, its alright, you have no idea how much guitarists are getting laughed at in the kingdom of the low end.
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#30
Quote by BassistGal
You can harmonize every instrument in the world, with any other instrument.

Also, do you realize how ****ty will two guitars sound without a bassist?

And another thing, soloing over a bassline actually sounds great.


Done it live thanks
It isnt that bad really when the guitars are already tuned to B

But a harmony between Bass and Guitar isnt as good as 2 Guitars IMO

Good when all 3 get in on the action though
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#31
Quote by BassistGal
No one got offended.
Its just as close as it can be to a fact in the composing world, so arguing with it is idiotic.

By the way, its alright, you have no idea how much guitarists are getting laughed at in the kingdom of the low end.


well yeah, i agree that bass is more important then an R. Guitarist, but a couple days ago there was a thread about some dude spitting in a girls face cause she said bass sucks, and everyone there was like "Bass is the most important part of any band"

i dont know. i guess i just miss making fun of bassists
#32
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Done it live thanks
It isnt that bad really when the guitars are already tuned to B

But a harmony between Bass and Guitar isnt as good as 2 Guitars IMO

Good when all 3 get in on the action though

In my opinion if you wannna play so low, do yourself a favour and get a bass.

PS, the point is still valid, a low register instrument is still used.
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#34
Rhythm Guitar is more important IMO

With a few FX you can turn a standard E-guitar into an ok bass

Rhythm builds a strong structure for the rest of the instruments to build on forming a great song.
#35
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BassistGal prefers bass. Who woulda thunk it?

And yes bass is more important imo

yes I'm a bassist

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#36
Quote by deaththrashcore
Depends on the style of music. Most music you hear on the radio has a barely audible Bass. Then again, rythym guitar is good for harmonies but useless for when he/she is just banging power chords the whole time.

Normally, I vote Bass. It can sound wicked if played right, and finger playing looks cool.

Yeah, except if you took it out, the song would sound like crap.
#37
Their both important


Rhythm Guitar makes sure the Guitar doesn't sound monotone


Bass makes sure the Guitarists don't sound like ass
#38
The most used phrase among non guitarists is 'fuckin' guitarists'', it's alright bassists give it too.

Anyway, it's stupid to say a rhythm guitar is more important than a bass, bass is used in almost every music genre there is! But you see tons of bands with one guitar!
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#39
Check out Municipal Waste... They only have one guitar player and they are great.
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