#1
I'm a singer/guitarist who desperately wants band. I know a bassist but he annoys the hell outa me. Should I recruit him even though I don't like him?
Gear:
Ibanez Jet King III
Marlin Sidewinder
Behringer El Toro Electric
(cheap) Acoustic Guitar.
Blue G4M Bass Guitar.
G4M Bass Amp.
Behringer GM108 Guitar Amp
A sense of humour
#2
No. If you aren't friends with someone, you can't expect to be a bandmate with them.
#3
Your band will be screwed if you don't get along.
Or you could give it a shot and hope to get along.
Gear:
Epiphone G-400 Ebony
Line-6 UberMetal, EchoPark
Boss RC-2 Loop Station
Traynor YCV50Blue, Bass Mate 25, Guitar Mate 15
#4
I think I have another bassist. He a good friend of mine but he's crap!
So it's either a crap bassist or an annoying one.
Gear:
Ibanez Jet King III
Marlin Sidewinder
Behringer El Toro Electric
(cheap) Acoustic Guitar.
Blue G4M Bass Guitar.
G4M Bass Amp.
Behringer GM108 Guitar Amp
A sense of humour
#5
What sort of music would you be playing? You don't need Victor Wooten for some things.
#6
some stuff would be simple (nirvana/qotsa) but I wanna start getting into more complicated stuff
kinda blues stuff almost
Gear:
Ibanez Jet King III
Marlin Sidewinder
Behringer El Toro Electric
(cheap) Acoustic Guitar.
Blue G4M Bass Guitar.
G4M Bass Amp.
Behringer GM108 Guitar Amp
A sense of humour
#7
Ok, in that case, tell your crappy bassist friend that you're looking to start a band and that if he got better, he could join. Maybe buy him a metronome or set him up with a teacher if you felt like it.
#8
That sounds like a plan!
Gear:
Ibanez Jet King III
Marlin Sidewinder
Behringer El Toro Electric
(cheap) Acoustic Guitar.
Blue G4M Bass Guitar.
G4M Bass Amp.
Behringer GM108 Guitar Amp
A sense of humour
#9
Don't work with the guy who annoys you. A good band relies on good relationships between its members. Working with someone you can't stand is just asking for trouble.

I would give your friend a chance. See if he's willing to work and improve.
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#10
It's like this, a crap bassist can always improve, it just takes perseverance, and with dedication and a little bit of work, you should see a vast improvement in him within just a few months, but someone who annoys you now will probably still annoy you in 5 years.
Last edited by SlackerBabbath at Jun 5, 2008,
#11
you can sing and play guitar, for now that's all you need, especially if you want to play Blues.
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