#1
So we play Melocore(or at least thats the main idea) and currently theres only 1 guitarist in the band as opposed to other bands in the genre who play with 2 guitarists.
Story is, me(the bassist and founder) and my mate(the guitarist and founder) opened the band and started writing and playing together and we wrote a few songs.
Recently we played with the drummer and we thought about adding another guitarist which will make the band sound fuller and personally I love it when the guitars play in harmony.
Problem is, me and the guitarist have this amazing chemistry between us and we're afraid that adding another guitarist will break this and put more focus on the guitars making the band a Trivium esque thing.
We are also afraid that the new guitarist will become more dominant and would change the face of the band.

Opinions, tips, ideas would be appreciated.


-Yoni
#2
I don't think he will be a problem for chemistry- i think.
I personally don't think there shud be a dominant member, everyone needs to throw their ideas in be equal.
#3
Just talk it over with the band and see what they think about it. Let everyone give their input. My band has 2 bass players and 2 guitarists, and we sound great, so there shouldnt be a problem in your case.
#4
I personally reccomend finding someone who plays guitar well who will work well with you guys, and try them out. See what happens, and make sure they know that they're on trial until you decide if it's the direction you want to take.

Do you not need a singer?

And, since I've just been reading about it I thought I'd use it for the hell of it: I bet you feel like tits on a whale *looks at himself in disgust and leaves thread*
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#5
We do need a singer and we're looking out for some, problem with the vocals is that me and the guitarist really want someone who can scream and sing clean(although I could sing clean but not as well when playing), not many people scream around here, people who do sing in this genre around here either sing clean exclusively or simply growl so we're going to search via the internet and friends.

We both know many guitar players, but we haven't found one that would fit good.
We share the same thoughts about adding members and we thought about adding a keyboardist but they dont come around much... and if at all they're Jazz nerds.

Thing about dominance is, that we both know how we want to sound and how its going to be done, we dont want someone to come in and change it all(as happened before).
#6
Perhaps, then, for recordings you should record two guitar parts, but only play one guitar part onstage ala Queen and Pantera
And singers are always hard to come by, you might find yourselves settling for someone who works well with you but can't scream as such in the end. Make sacrifices to make gains.
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So we play Melocore(or at least thats the main idea) and currently theres only 1 guitarist in the band as opposed to other bands in the genre who play with 2 guitarists.
Story is, me(the bassist and founder) and my mate(the guitarist and founder) opened the band and started writing and playing together and we wrote a few songs.
Recently we played with the drummer and we thought about adding another guitarist which will make the band sound fuller and personally I love it when the guitars play in harmony.
Problem is, me and the guitarist have this amazing chemistry between us and we're afraid that adding another guitarist will break this and put more focus on the guitars making the band a Trivium esque thing.
We are also afraid that the new guitarist will become more dominant and would change the face of the band.

Opinions, tips, ideas would be appreciated.


-Yoni

Well, to be honest, you seem to only really be considering another guitarist because others in the same genre generally have two guitarists, but really, if you're happy with your sound already, why change anything? As the saying goes, 'If it ain't broken, don't try to fix it.' and besides, if you're a single guitar band in a normaly two guitar genre, surely that makes you more original than most of the other bands in your genre?
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#8
If the new guy has chemistry with you, it won't ruin anything, but if he doesn't then it obviously will. Don't hire a 2nd guy just for the sake of having two guitarists, make sure he fits the band. A lot of this also depends on how your guitarist plays. I know I've found very few guitarists I have chemistry with, but when it comes to drummers I'm almost always good. I have a greedy EQ setting that isn't nice to other guitarists, and I'm picky about how people think musically. Yes, I understand I may sound stupid or like a douche, but that's just how it is for me, so make sure you find the right guy for the job (which may be no guy)
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#9
he's coming into your band. remeber that. he'll have to fit in rather than try and take over. give a few practices a try see how it goes. let him know from the begining what your intentions of the band are and how you'd like him to fit in. i switched my band around quite a bit in the past 3 months (i went from bass to guitar, the singer plays more guitar now, got a new bassist and changed drummers) and i was worried it was gonna destroy all me and the singer have done, but it worked, well. you never know if you dont try.