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#1
My guitarist has just pissed me off (As usual) He claims basses are teh least important instrument in a band. This coming from a guitarist, If you would call himn that, who cant even play a 3 note chord! I usually end up transcribing guitar parts to where I somewhat take a load off of him so he doesnt blow/ruin a song. Apparantly he thinks hes the shit because his mom buys him new guitars like a kid at a candy shop.

Wall of rant. Now on with the subject. What do I say to him to either
A. Get rid of him (Lack of guitarists)
B. Make him better
C. Make him shut the hell up before he finds my oversized guitar up his ass
D. I commit suicide because I begin to beleive him.

Note though, he is my best friend, but Ive had enough of this.
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Why would you be in a band with someone who can't even play a chord?
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#5
Set up a gig or something and then drop out, saying they'll have to play without you. Then he'll see how much you need a bass.
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brutally rape and murder his entire family in front of him.



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#7
find another guitarist not that hard
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My guitarist has just pissed me off (As usual) He claims basses are teh least important instrument in a band. This coming from a guitarist, If you would call himn that, who cant even play a 3 note chord! I usually end up transcribing guitar parts to where I somewhat take a load off of him so he doesnt blow/ruin a song. Apparantly he thinks hes the shit because his mom buys him new guitars like a kid at a candy shop.

Wall of rant. Now on with the subject. What do I say to him to either
A. Get rid of him (Lack of guitarists)
B. Make him better
C. Make him shut the hell up before he finds my oversized guitar up his ass
D. I commit suicide because I begin to beleive him.

Note though, he is my best friend, but Ive had enough of this.


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#10
ok bass is about the same as a rhythm/2nd guitarist, and only appeal to people if they are good. He cant really talk about anything if he cant even play a 3 note chord >.>
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#11
Get a bunch of your friends and perform a bukkake in his face. That should do the trick.
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#12
Get rid of him. The bass is the best and most important part. If you can't even play a simple chord, you aren't a guitar player. He's just a guy in your band who wears a guitar sometimes.
#13
The drummer of my old band was my best friend for 8 years. Then we got into some band trouble and I punched him in the face. Then he pepper sprayed[riot control spray] our bassist. Then we handed him into an ambulance on the way to the hospital.

Sound good?
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Why would you be in a band with someone who can't even play a chord?


He can, there are 2 note chords!



Seriously?
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brutally rape and murder his entire family in front of him.



Ah rape, is there anything it can't solve?
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He can, there are 2 note chords!



actually, there aren't
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plenty of things actually, that's what murder is for.
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#20
if it were me, I would pick C. I'm tired of bassists never getting any respect. That's why I play with different effects and play solos, some guitarists just think that a bass isn't important but tell him fine, play a song without me. I can bet he'll notice the difference and realize that without a bass, the song is sux!
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brutally rape and murder his entire family in front of him.



GTFO

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Not even joking. :S


Yea.. a power chord, right?

or is it a different name...
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#23
move down to florida, we got too many guitarists and not enough bassists(And bring your drummer)

seriously, assuming you have another guitarist, kick him out if he's gonna be like that and play one guitarist
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#24
Guitar is the least important instrument. The drums and bass are most, because they form the rhythm section. There are many more instruments that can fill the roles of the guitar than the roles of drums and bass.
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#25
What did the Bassist say to the Guitarist?
Doesn't matter you can't hear him.
haha

But yeah, bands sound hollow and thin without a bassist.

You could take the piss out of his playing.. Or exclaim you know more theory than him (if you do) or put up with it, and if you find a possible new guitarist.. scare him into thinking he might get kicked out for it. Then the balls in his court.
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Be a man, suck it up.


Ex-f*cking-xactly

This may surprise some of you, but I am a bassist. When other bassists get all arsey about people saying that bass isn't important, it annoys me. Everyone gets stick about something. Suck it up and MAKE the bass important.
#28
Tell him to shut up or he's out. Then have his mom buy him a bunch of strange fancy pedals (ringmods, weird filters, oscillators, etc.) and have him make cool noises while the rest of you guys jam - that's what I would do...

Or you could just go with the rape thing
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Ah rape, is there anything it can't solve?

SIGGED!

Anyway, option C sounds best. Either that or learn YYZ by Rush and see how he compares to that!
#30
I'm gonna have to say B or C. B preferably, mostly because you wouldn't want to do that to your bass.
But seriously, you need to make him understand that just because he's a spoiled dick doesn't give him the right to knock someone who A.) Plays better than he does, and B.) Plays an instrument that is vital to the band.

Or you could just kill him
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Set up a gig or something and then drop out, saying they'll have to play without you. Then he'll see how much you need a bass.

+1


Stop writing stuff for him. Say from now on you're all taking care of your part and that's it.
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#32
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Ex-f*cking-xactly

This may surprise some of you, but I am a bassist. When other bassists get all arsey about people saying that bass isn't important, it annoys me. Everyone gets stick about something. Suck it up and MAKE the bass important.


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Haha, I did! He was super pissed because he couldnt play it!




record it, I would like to hear this!

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#36
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What did the Bassist say to the Guitarist?
Doesn't matter you can't hear him.
haha

But yeah, bands sound hollow and thin without a bassist.

You could take the piss out of his playing.. Or exclaim you know more theory than him (if you do) or put up with it, and if you find a possible new guitarist.. scare him into thinking he might get kicked out for it. Then the balls in his court.


He doesnt "beleive" in theory. He thinks you just play.
#37
gotta be careful about posting anything in the pit...no matter what the thread title is, someone's gonna make a rape comment
#39
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Guitar is the least important instrument. The drums and bass are most, because they form the rhythm section. There are many more instruments that can fill the roles of the guitar than the roles of drums and bass.


I have to disagree with this, the guitar is pretty much the foundation of rock music, whereas you could get away with using a dum machine and synth for drums and bass.
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