Poll: Whats your favorite lineup
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One guitar, bass, drums
46 33%
Keyboard, guitar, bass drums,
23 17%
2 guitars, bass, drums
60 43%
3 or more guitars, bass, drums
3 2%
Jazz Ensemble, orchestra, etc.
5 4%
I only play solos, who needs the rest of the band
2 1%
Voters: 139.
#1
Perhaps people saw the thread in pit about, rhythm vs. lead. Led me to thinking: whats your favorite lineup to play in?
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#2
nice grammar. whats the question?

what about 2 guitars, keyboard, drummer, bassist and singer?
#3
I really like playing with just me and a drummer. It's what I've been doing for 2 years and the only thing I'm really comfortable with. There's so much freedom it's ridiculous. Sadly, it's difficult to make music that's in demand with just two people.

So I guess if there was an "other" choice I would choose that, but alas.
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#4
^ I knew I couldn't have covered all the bases.
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#5
I enjoy playing in a power trio.
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#7
If I can hear my bass, it's comfortable for me. So that kind of rules out the three guitarist option for me.
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#8
I'm a sucker for a power trio--but I enjoy playing in jazz combo and DFA like combos with just drums and bass.

Oh hell, I'm like Ben. I'm such a bass *****, you ask me to play, I'm there.
#11
I really like to either play in a 3 piece with guitar, bass and drums, or with just myself and a drummer. The less people on stage the easier it is to coordinate transitions and weird timings, for me anyway.
#12
Power trio. That is all.
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#13
4 drummers and 3 bassists
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4 drummers and 3 bassists



Why would you ever need 4 drummers?
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Oh, that wasn't... oh.

Anyway, I'm mosdef a power trio kinda guy, although throwing in a keyboard can be stellar. Still in the end, the big three.
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#16
I have to go for a power trio, it's just so much more interesting to write for and play for.
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#17
With a 3-piece band (1 guitar, 1 bass,1 drums), you are, as a bassist, forced to play more interesting stuff. it's also a similar story for the drums. As a result, most of my favourite bands are made up of 3 people, just because with 3 people the individual players actually have to be good, musically, or they'd never have gotten big to begin with. Classic examples would be, The who, the Jam, Muse, Nirvana and led zeppelin.

Of course, some of those bands also had singers, but they definately all had 1 to an instrument.
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#18
Are guitarists compulsory? I prefer playing with drums and keyboards and vocals, or a drum machine, keyboards and vocals.
#19
I guess jazz would be what i would go with. Its not truthful but ehh. . . . I enjoy my ska.
Drums, Trombone, Trumpet, Guitar, Bass, Vocals, the occasional sax and harmonica. Yeah!

I also like playing the power trio. Also just groving with drums can be sweet too.
Any more than 2 guitars and I tend to not be able to hear myself so thats no good.

Ehh. . . . as long as im playing im happy.

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#20
Drums, bass, piano, 2 horns or a piano trio.
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#21
Well I have to go with 2 guitars, bass, and drums, cause thats what my band plays.

Though it may seem limiting, it is challenging in that you can't get away with overcomplicating your bassline. The downside is I have to play clean most of the time
#22
horns! i want an horns option! i love horns lol
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#23
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Well I have to go with 2 guitars, bass, and drums, cause thats what my band plays.

Though it may seem limiting, it is challenging in that you can't get away with overcomplicating your bassline. The downside is I have to play clean most of the time



Ditto on the poll question. Although, the members in my band all think I'm better than them, so they always demand "EPIC" basslines. These "EPIC" basslines are fun and all, but I'm partial to Geezer style interludes and fills. But hey, at least I get to use effects.
#24
I like having a solid drummer with good rhythym, one really sporadic lead guitarist, and an avante garde rhythym guitarist by my side.

if done right, you can be very melodic, just by trying to lock both the guitarists into the drums. and given some do vocals too, I can get a little power trio in. I don't need to solo all the time. I don't really want to. as long as somebody hears what I'm doing and says 'what is he doing?' I'm happy.
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#25
I've had the most fun in a 3-person group with guitar and keyboard. Don't need a drummer.
#26
I like power trio's and a lineup of keys or guitar, vocal, bass, and drums.

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#27
2 guitarists, drums and bass for me. Less chance for me to be told to follow the lead, which always happens no matter what the set up now that I think about it...
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#28
Vocals, Lead, Rhythm, Bass and Drums. F*ck Yeah!
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#29
having been in a 3 peice originally, then going into a 4 peice with 2 guitars, before that band went into a power trio, I can honestly say Power Trio is the thing for me, being able to hear myself, and having the musical space to branch out and be interesting is very important as far as Im concerned, and the chemistry just seems right, depends on who your playing with just as much as what they are playing though!
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#30
would have went for a 3 Piece, but having a keyboardist would well outweigh the disadvantages of having a 4th member.
#31
I'm usually a fan of One instrument per band.

Two guitars just doesn't do it for me

Horns can double up, thats not my main scene though.

Backing Vocals I also consider a different instruments *shifty eyes*...
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#32
Lead and Rhythm guitars, Bass, Drums, Vocals, and Keyboard for the win. As long as everyone gets a solid place in the mix and a chance to be heard, that is. In metal it seems to work exceptionally well.
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#33
big bands, i chose the jazz ensemble or whatever, i prefer a variety of instruments, with one person on each. if theres going to be two guitars, at least have them sound radically different. and none of this 5-8 clarinet nonsense that goes on in the school band they are dead weight (yeah i know i will somehow be flamed for that, dont care)
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#34
dream theater-esque lineup

because most music I listen to has that lineup and love to play in it.
No keyboards would feel empty to me, and no guitar too
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#35
I'm missing the option 'other' in the poll.
Personally I'd like to be in a band with a peddle steel and a fiddle in it, and maybe someone else would have preferred a symphony orchestra, but the poll doesn't provide for these possibilitys.
The three piece band is the one I like most of the presented options. Just a guitar, a bass and a small drumkit rightout forces one to be clean and clear. I like the transparency that comes with trio's.
#36
I prefer one guitarist. If theres 2 i have a really bad habit of following the rhythm player's part. Whereas if theres one it forces me to be a little bit more inventive. Also i can use more FX in a power trio or a dream theater type lineup.
#37
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I'm missing the option 'other' in the poll.
Personally I'd like to be in a band with a peddle steel and a fiddle in it, and maybe someone else would have preferred a symphony orchestra, but the poll doesn't provide for these possibilitys.
The three piece band is the one I like most of the presented options. Just a guitar, a bass and a small drumkit rightout forces one to be clean and clear. I like the transparency that comes with trio's.


I figured if I put "other" everyone would just pick that
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#38
I play in a band with 3 guitars and I love the sound that it produces. When used to their potential it sounds amazing.
I actually enjoy playing bass in a 3 guitar band, I personally just love the way it all sounds together.
I've played in many 3 member bands and with just one guitar and bass it lacks a lot of rhythmic backing live. I do like two guitar bands as well but after hear what 3 guitars can sound like I do enjoy it a lot.
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#39
i was looking for 2 guitars, keyboard, bass, drums. but since it isn't there i went with second fave. 2g,1k,1b,1d. i tried with 2 drums before....didn't go so hot.
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#40
jazz. its more fun to me unless im playing with people that actually like stuff i play. cause my band is sometimes not the most funniest thing in the world cause some of the okay guitar lines....
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