#1
I took on this kid in my band who is 16-the rest of us are out our teens. We are in a band who plays professionally for money at the weekends. He was suppost to be coming in on bass after showing everyone how much of a virtuoso he is. Unfortunately he cant play the easy stuff solidly, and is complacent about learning stuff, also he isnt tight in time.

I said to him 3 weeks ago if he doesnt get his act together i will get someone in until he is ready to do it-he did great for a week then went back to sucking. If i get a temporary replacement in i cant exactly kick him out because the 16 yr old is then ready. What should i do?
#3
Tell him you will get rid of him if he doesn't get his shit together in the next fortnight.
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Sack him? Like teabag?

Kids these days and their funny language..

It's a ghey british word isn't it...

Yes sack him, if he can't play solidly and is not committed there is an obvious choice to be made there.
#6
tell him he's out then when he asks for another chance, tell him he can stay if he gets his act up and keeps it that way or his chance is over.
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Tell him you will get rid of him if he doesn't get his shit together in the next fortnight.


i dont have that time unfortunately. i said 3 weeks ago to buck up..he did for a week, then i said a week ago he better be ready for Saturday..i jammed yesterday and he wasnt.
#9
sack him until he gets his act together
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#10
dude, dont keep a 16 year old unless hes an amazingly perfect fit to the band. alot of alchohol serving venues wont want him to come in during night shows. and fake i.d.'s are expensive
ehh
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dude, dont keep a 16 year old unless hes an amazingly perfect fit to the band. alot of alchohol serving venues wont want him to come in during night shows. and fake i.d.'s are expensive


we dont live in the states and its mostly wedding gigs so there is no problems
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Get rid of him. It shouldnt be too hard to find a replacement.
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Sack him? Like teabag?

Kids these days and their funny language..
Kids? The term "sack him" has been around since before you were born. Where have you been, Junior? It's not uncommon in any English speaking country. It's not common with teens, but adults have been using it for years, especially in the working world. Many of us have gotten the sack, at one point or another in our lives.


ON TOPIC: You told him what was expected. He complied only briefly. You can't keep pushing him. It just get results. Find a permanent replacement. Kick him to the curb.
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im ashamed that i laughed at that......

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lmfao that sounds kinky.

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im ashamed that i laughed at that......


It made me lol too.
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#20
Sack him, the British way, not the American way. Around here there are plenty of decent bassists, give him another warning first though, he's probably decent but just inexperienced at being in a band and stuff...