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Ok, So my guitar player is a failure, was i wrong to quit?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by big0bassdude, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. big0bassdude


    Mar 31, 2010
    Athens Tn
    So the band o played in was a 3 piece classic/hard rock band. I combined technique, ala the ox, and effects to broaden the sound. last gig dipwad wants me to use DISTORTION to cover his guitar parts he couldnt play! heres the question, I dont feel too bad about quitting after the gig but, was it wrong to leave Beck jr. at the show as i had to carry his butt both to and through the show?
    no offense to beck fans, either one of you.
  2. DanRJBrasil


    Jun 10, 2007
    if you're insatisfied and not making money, looks like is the right move
  3. stflbn


    May 10, 2007

    And this is in technique why?

  4. St Drogo

    St Drogo

    Oct 9, 2009
  5. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses

    I throw on distortion ALL THE TIME and play guitar parts with my bass. It allows for some cool guitar doubling or a backing when the guitar is soloing.
  6. Sigged.
    Personally, I'd love being in a band where I was doing the guitar parts on bass :p
  7. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    But wait....if bass players are just "failed guitarists", how can we possibly be expected to cover something so incredibly difficult and beyond our capability as "guitar parts" while the guitar player is soloing ?

  8. big0bassdude


    Mar 31, 2010
    Athens Tn
    dont get me wrong my problem isnt with distortion at all. its when i gotta drop the bass line altogether to play the guitar parts.
  9. I think he means putting a lot of distortion to hide the mistakes. Let me guess: Boss or Ibanez pedal?

    Brings back 25 years old memories...!

    This was moved from technique to humor? Why? :)
  10. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Because its not really technique.

    What exactly is a 'guitar part' and how does it differ from a 'bass part'?

    I would say that I play the bass guitar. Its a very versatile instrument if you know how to play it effectively. I play more lead parts than anyone else in my 5 piece band. Maybe you hsould have been soloing over his rhythm guitar parts?
  11. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass Flossin'? I thought your name was Munson! Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    64 Audio · DR Strings · Source Audio · Hipshot
    Look at it like this- it's an excuse to buy new gear... use your rig for the bass side of things, get a small guitar amp, and biamp your signal. Maybe even play higher on the neck, but run through an octave pedal, sending that signal to the bass amp. Or buy a 12'r or something.
  12. steamthief


    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    LOL, you didn't give the guy a ride home?
  13. Sakuraba


    Oct 14, 2009
    How do you know it's a 'guitar part' instead of a 'bass part'?
  14. thwump64


    Feb 2, 2010
    Oshawa, ON
    What do you have against Beck? ;)
  15. Jeff Beck ???
  16. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    If this thread doesn't get funny fast it will be moved to
    MISC aka Thread Hospice.

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