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#1
I'm seriously stressing right now...

I haven't been under any significant stress in about two years, and now my record is broken.

My band has a gig this Saturday.

There's only a few problems.

1) we have no vocalist
2) we have no bassist
3) We've never practiced with our other guitarist (though he claims to know the material forward and backward)
4) I still have to come up with a solo to one of our songs

Seriously, I can't believe it. The drummer scheduled it for NEXT Saturday, but they moved it to THIS Saturday!!!

It's only a birthday party, but if we blow it, I'll beat myself up about it. We're gunna pull an all-nighter Friday and try to tie up the loose ends, but I don't know if we can.

Anyone else ever have this happen???

Advice??!?!
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#5
get your ass off the computer find a vocalist and find a bassist and practice so that you are ready!!!!
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#6
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I'll play bass for you


Thanks!!!!

But I'm afraid that's marginally impossible. I live in Southern Virginia.

You would have to drive across country for a 30 minute gig, and you would get paid in Ruffles, cake, and ice cream.
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#7
lol i was gonna say i'll play bass for you, but then i saw you lived in west virginia..

i'm not getting a plane.
but there's nothing like an e-bassist to learn your material in under week

it doesn't matter whether you mes up at a birthday party anyway, it's only a party, and also sounds like your band isn't going anywhere till you get yourselves sorted out..

no bassist?? jesus..

you don't need vocalists they're overrated
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#9
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I'd take an instrumental band with a sweet bassist over a non-instrumental band with a crappy singer any day.
#10
Cancel?
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#11
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Cancel?


I wish I could, but it's a friend o' mine's B-day party, and I would feel even worse if I canceled....

I'd rather play a ****ty show and then blame it on the move-up than not show.
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#12
I have a similar problem. We're going to be playing Achilles Last Stand in front of the school. We have never played together, the rhythm guitarist doesn't practice, and we only have one chance to meet before the gig. So yeah...good luck to you bro.
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#13
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I'd take an instrumental band with a sweet bassist over a non-instrumental band with a crappy singer any day.

Yeah, I would too. I was kidding.
#16
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How the hell did you get a gig with a band in a state like that?


Our drummer put the whole she-bang together...
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#17
just calm down, and get everything sorted out.

your gig is in 5 days. ask everyone you know if they know any singers, and bassists.
if you can't find either, consider playing bass yourself or take an attempt at singing.
if you can't do any of those things by saturday, you could always make a joke out of it.

#18
A bassist would help... depending what you're playing, maybe get your other guitarist to borrow a bass from somewhere and strip it down to one song. Also, try singing yourself - you could be crap at it but if you try hard, people won't care. It's only a birthday party, and outside the professional league, effort/enthusiasm counts for a lot more than you'd think.

Most of all... I'd agree with the person who said get the **** off the computer and start practicing. NOW!

EDIT: Oh, and good luck with it. The guy above me talks sense.
#19
You don't really need a bassist, do you?

And if you can sing or anyone else in the band, they can sing?
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how are you a band without a vocalist or bassist


We're two guitarists and a drummer.

We're pretty much ZZ Top, except we have no beards and none of us can sing.
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#23
why did u schedule a gig with half of ur band missing?

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#25
Eh, I jammed once with the band I played bass for a few months ago for like an hour before the show and everything turned out fine. Just find some good musicians and get them up to speed and it should be alright.
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get your ass off the computer find a vocalist and find a bassist and practice so that you are ready!!!!

agree
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#27
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I'd take an instrumental band with a sweet bassist over a non-instrumental band with a crappy singer any day.

well i'd rather have a non-instrumental band with a sweet vocalist than an instrumental band with a crappy bassist anyday

your logic fails
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#28
Just get anybody to play bass. It only has 4 strings
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#29
I think I may have found a singer, but she will have to learn the material in 5 days.

With only one practice.

God help me.

EDIT: As far as bass.....I'm still working on it.
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#30
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Our drummer put the whole she-bang together...


kick the sh!t out of your drummer and make him cancel
#31
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I think I may have found a singer, but she will have to learn the material in 5 days.

With only one practice.

God help me.

EDIT: As far as bass.....I'm still working on it.

Oh come now, singing is the easiest part of learning the songs. Unless you're some crazy power metal **** that needs to cover Pavarotti or something, then you're ****ed.
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#32
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Oh come now, singing is the easiest part of learning the songs. Unless you're some crazy power metal **** that needs to cover Pavarotti or something, then you're ****ed.


Writing lyrics isn't.

Which I haven't bothered to do yet, since we didn't have a gig or a vocalist until yesterday.
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#33
Cancel the gig man, it's the only way you'll be able to keep your respectability. When you're ready, then you're ready, and obviously, you're not ready.

Just call it off, regroup, and try again
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#34
one of the guitarists cold sing.

if its just a bday party, it doesnt really matter how sh*t the vocalist is, as long as they aren't like friggin the epitome of suck.

Also, for bassist, you could go jack white style and use a whammy pedal, put your guitar a few octaves down, and BOOM!

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#35
Dude, I sing and play bass for my band... I'm in SC and I'll come play for 1,000,000 dollars plus gas.
#36
Why are you booking gigs when you're obviously not ready?

Just play improvisational avant-garde noise rock and tell everyone that was your intention from the start.
#37
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Dude, I sing and play bass for my band... I'm in SC and I'll come play for Ruffles, cake and ice cream.


You're in!

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#39
dude i live in southern va! what part?
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#40
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dude i live in southern va! what part?



Martinsville.

It's near Greensboro, sort of.
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