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Starting a band

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by soadert, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. soadert


    Sep 6, 2008
    I'm thinking of starting a band with the following:
    Singer/optional second bass
    Do you think this is a good idea, if so please comment.
  2. kebbs

    kebbs Modus vivendi

    Aug 30, 2005
    Ottawa, Canada
    Are you doing this because you don't like guitarists ? :)

  3. why stop at two bass players?
  4. soadert


    Sep 6, 2008
    I'm doing this because I want to see what its like without guitar players.
  5. Gotta get some mids in there somewhere...perhaps some keys? Medeski Martin and Wood get their groove on without a guitarist, though they often have a guest guitarist such as Scofeild or Anastasio. I dont miss the guitar at all on any of their stuff.
  6. Goatman


    Aug 19, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    There's a band from chicago called Bear Claw that has that lineup, though they might not be your style.

    Nothing wrong with the idea at all, I think, but you'll want to vary the tones. After all, acoustic guitarists have been doing duets for hundreds of years. the possibilities are endless.
  7. stingray5dude


    Jun 18, 2007
    i think experimentation is great, though in my opinion 2 bass players will never be able to create the range and colours of sounds that one guitarist and one bass player can
  8. namraj


    Feb 7, 2008
    would sound boring, but you don't need a guitarest to sound interesting, just get somthing else instead, like horns or keys.
  9. Rudreax


    Jun 14, 2008
    New York, NY
    It can work, but you're going to have to make a bit of a niche for yourself.
  10. crow01


    Sep 1, 2008
    It could work if the 2 bassist are not trying to outdo themselves every time.

    One could do harmonic and the other solo, and take turns.

    It works in jazz.
  11. CapnSev


    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    Are you in it for just fun or do you want to make some cash too? If you're looking for money, this thing is going to tank. If you throw in some kind of melody instrument you'd probably be more successful with the masses.

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