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lead guitarists.....

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ahhelpme, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. ahhelpme


    Aug 26, 2004
    Don't you hate it when ego headed guitarists give you **** about playing bass and how easy it is? Id lvoe to kick some of these people in the teeth a few times especially one!
  2. Chris A

    Chris A Chemo sucks!

    Feb 25, 2000
    Manchester NH
    Not instructional, Misc, please......

    Chris A. :rolleyes: :bassist:
  3. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    I really like the guitarist in my band. His is a cool, funny guy. We talk on the phone alot when we are not playing, and have a mutual respect for each other's abilities. :smug:

    I'm not kidding. I swear.
  4. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    I just lay down a solid foudation and smile............maybe groove on how cool the lead is

    and if they can't play the lead in time...............hehehehe :p , i just chuckle silently to myself and give the drummer a wink and a smile :)
  5. At some point, a good guitarist will figure out that a good bass player doesn't just play the roots. Until then... it doesn't really matter what he thinks anyway- does it? :D
  6. See if you can play a gig with lotsa ladies and were you can just stay in the pocket.

    Doesn't matter how much he shows off..

    Ladies love the bass. Always have.. Always will.. :hyper:

    That'll learn him.. :D
  7. my guitarist is great....he respects me,and my bass,and I respect him and his guitar:)
  8. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    I'm lead singer in my band, and we all make fun of each other.

    (No I didn't have to say I'm lead singer but yesterday they wanted me to sing full time. SCORE ONE for the bass guys :D)
  9. Bigwig


    Dec 27, 2003
    i know wat you mean..
    my band has two guitarists...and they have this joke about a bass being 'half a guitar'..
    usually i just laugh it off or ignore them...but it does get annoying sometimes..especially when i write half the melodic clean stuff on my acoustic guitar at home...and that gives them something to go from when starting a new song..

    my bass lines arent root notes..their far from it..and in the last month at practise ive tossed to pick and started playing full time with my fingers..
    the problem is that im playing a squier p-bass (i know..it sucks..im getting a fender jazz for christmas) into my yorkville xs400h half stack...and one of my speaker cones isnt in the best shape...so when i play with my fingers i tend to get a real fuzzy .. almost blurry sound...very little note definition...which really bothers me when im playing. we practise twice a week and my fingers are getting alot better than they used to be..
    ive just boughten a sansamp di off of Leuch...and it shud be here by next week...hopefully that will clear up my sound as much as possible...but by new years ill have my fender jazz with dimarzio DP123 pickups and the sansamp..so i should have a pretty decent sound from my rigg..

    i practise my instruemnt much more than any of them do..and i just wish they'd realize bass is not one bit less in any way than guitar is.

    ah well..once we start playing some shows..or record a demo..ill make sure my bass is nice and noticable (not too loud..i hate when bassplayers drown out the other members).

    i cud care less if my bass doesnt awe people..
    i want the whole band to sound good...not just one instrument.
    my guitarists can be assholes...but there still my best friends. my drummer just stays totally nuetral..a quiet guy, but damn can he drum.
  10. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    I've never experienced the "bass is just an easy guitar" kind of thing. If you JUST lay down a low down groove, and you JUST stay in the pocket and never do anything out of the ordinary -- which works for some people -- you will almost certainly get that stuff a LOT more. My lines are (mostly) busy in a (mostly) good way and I lay it down groovy when I need to. It also helps that you remind the guitarists around you what a bass can actually DO given the right set of hands (Portait of Tracy, any Primus or Victor song will do this fantastically).

    That said, I'm in a program with about 15 guitarists, 4 other bassists, 4 drummers, and 2 or three people who sing as their main instrument. Not a one of them disrespects bass -- it helps that one of the teachers (a drummer and pitched percussion man by nature) is a huge fan of good bass players -- today he was talking about Level 42, Jaco, and Victor Wooten. I was talking to this one blues guy who USED to be like that, but the tech at the store heard him talking that trash, grabbed a drum stick, and ripped it up. He was totally schooled and has a newfound respect for bass ;).
  11. doesnt worry me...im in 2 bands ones a groove based band with 2 guitarists and the other is a vai/satriani type covers soon to be orgionals band with 3 lead guitarists...and im happy playing both, both styles are what i love and in both of them they all say, cmon man, bring it up a notch, just play whatever you want over it.....so in the groove band i just chill slap along improv heaps and in the satch type band i have little tapping battles with each one of them :D ....i got the perfect bass for each band too.....answers and mystical potatoe head groove thang are like the most fun songs to play
  12. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Wow...I didn't realise you had gotten rid of the Kubricki!

  13. mark el bastardo :D ....

    they call me stu in the satch band :D ...especially when we play blue powder, or count zero :D ..YES.i got them to play a stu hamm song :D
  14. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    It is.

    PS heath, feel free to post clips from stu's solos on blue powder.
  15. i will once i can play it adequately :D ..ive got the tapping down...the slap parts are what i need to work on more....i saw vai in concert a few weeks back and i was all hyped up when he started to play blue powder cos i wanted to see how billy went.....i was quite disaapointed, he over did the tap parts then the slap parts sound rather...less impressive when played fingerstyle...but i will post sound clips once we record it
  16. Ha, ha. 10 points mark, sorry heath, but :D :D
  17. get over it....just because im great :smug: :D :rolleyes: :p ...heh heh heh....marvelous effort that, choo, choo for twenny choo
  18. Sweet mate. its the aussie way as you know, gotta be able to give and take @%$^. :)
    P.s. a shame richies getting on, he is really funny sometimes with his dry witty sarcasic comments, very subtle, and few and far between but he smacks them out sometimes.
  19. i was refering to the 12th man..but both just as good :D ....
    "bill and his ******* pigeons"
    "merv, he's a hero, a ledgend, a victorian, get im up here, i wanna boof him" :D

    Mod edit: please reread the usage agreement.
  20. You think lead guitarists are bad... keyboardists are real prima donnas.