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Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by lowswinglow, Feb 13, 2014.
too many high horses
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I think you should take of your own **** and let him take care of his.
If he likes playing let him be.
Some good pick ups do a lot...
Squiers are awesome. One of my guitarists has a new-ish $120 Squier Strat that sounds and plays better than his American Strat from the 80s. I've played some VM Squier basses that destroyed everything else in the shop(including US made Fenders). The VM 60s Jazz basses are just killer for the price.
He could always swap pickups or get a humbucker installed to change the tones. If you dont subscribe to "tone wood" theology then all it takes is some hardware/electronic upgrade to get standard level tone. Sure, woods vibrate differently but pickups are affected by magnetic fields which to my knowledge dont vary substantially between woods of exactly the same dimension. Of course many would say I'm wrong, hell I probably am.
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How would you feel if bandmates didnt like your equipment and told you to ditch it?
I think that is one of the most brutal things to say to somebody.
What exactly does a Squier sound like? I feel like it's pretty similar to an American Standard Strat, which is iconic. If it really bothers you, try to get him to swap some different pickups into it and ignore what it says on the headstock. Everything else is just going to be fit, finish, and hardware quality.
Guitarist playing modded sh!tty guitars??? I think you should tell that guitarist that you, the bass player, think his guitar tone is ****. It can only get better from there.
Stop listening with your eyes. With your attitude I'd be willing to bet your band has bigger problems than the name on your guitarist's headstock.
What does the rest of the band think about his tone?
It's a lot more about who is playing it than what brand it is. It seems like you might be listening with your eyes a bit. Or it could be a truly awful Squier - they exist. But really, I have Fenders and Squiers, gig both, no one knows the difference, and those in the audience surely can't tell which brand I happen to be playing on a given night.
Now a lame amp, on the other hand...
How would you feel if he hated your bass and kept going on about it?
Subbed, if only to see how badly the OP gets hammered for being a brand snob.
lol, you guys are cracking me up.
I have never told him that I don't like his tone. I keep it all very positive in practice. His playing is great, he's like a soundscape artist. But I don't listen with my eyes, I listen with my ears. We record our practices and I can hear when he's using his different guitars, and when he uses his squires, it sounds thin and brittle
anyway, if he actually hated my bass, I would take it under advisement, as I have three
sounds like the problem is all yours...
Why are you guys responding? First post by the guy; clearly trolling.
As someone already asked, does the rest of the band feel the same way? If you AND everyone else hate the tone, then I think you're well within your right to request he make a change. It would be pretty unreasonable of him to deny this request from the whole band (especially with your offer of the SG).
If you're the only one with the gripe, then you really don't have much choice, other than zippin it or finding a new, squireless band.
Your guitarist just called me and told me either you get a Status Graphite, Headless Mark King Deluxe Bass model with the light-up frets or you're out of the band. Says that is the ONLY bass that has the right sound for the vibe you guys are going for.
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