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im not essential for practise

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by paz, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. paz

    paz Banned

    Jun 26, 2001
    Seaton, Devon, England
    well in my band we got 2 guitarists a drummer and me, and it seems that if i cant make it to practise then they will practise without me but if someone else is away its the end of the world and we cant practise.
    does this happen to anyone else
  2. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    Before I even saw your sig I could've sworn you were in a metal band.

    Let me guess. Your two guitarists drown you in a sea of high and low frequencies, leaving you with only a tiny spot somewhere in the mids.

    My advice is, if you don't appreciate being buried underneath some guitar players' ten-ton ego (who does?), go away. There are plenty of gigs available to a versatile bassist. Good luck.
  3. +1. :)
  4. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    If they don't need you, you don't need them.
  5. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Ha! I have an opposite-like problem.

    We have always had a Wednesday night rehearsal. The other guys just stopped showing up over period of months, but I still show up every Wed. at six and practice alone. It's at the drummer's house, and half the time he's there, but just sort of hides-out upstairs or something. I'd like to think that just hearing me play would occasionally make him want to come down and sit-in (yeah, sit-in with his own bass player), buuuuuut... No.

  6. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    If I don't show up, everyone leaves.
  7. jayzarecki


    Feb 23, 2005
    san diego, CA
    hmhmm, sorry dude, as a bass player, to anotgher bass player, quit now before its too late.....
  8. Without commenting on whether it is right or wrong, you are only a part of the rythm section, and they may feel that they can rehearse their bits with either you or the drummer to keep them to time.