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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:48 pm
by poppy121
:D I have the answer you are all looking for If you want to find us goto A truck stop those of us that survived have been hiding driving trucks But don't tell lmao

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:53 pm
by mrc7218
Bass player here ... checking in

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:31 am
by Lynard Dylan
Who care's.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:16 am
by Donald Ray

I am seriously looking for one right now to join Us

Memphis here ...Please send a email

Ready, willing and able (Have Bass & will travel)

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:08 am
by orion50
I am looking for a plug & play opportunity with a state wide, regional or opening act group. I have a day job, but my schedule is very flexible so I can travel. I'd very much welcome any referrals or an opportunity to audition. I have a profile on Bandmix under AlgebraBlue (Orlando). Thanks, Mike.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:45 am
by WillingToRelocate
<---- Available for Touring Project

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:09 am
by Michael Oliver
This is a very amusing thread. You'll find good bass players at any successful, money making gig.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:05 am
by MikeTalbot

I can assure you, that based upon my own experience, you can also find bass players at cheesy, miserable gigs! :wink:


PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:53 pm
by Spectre1966
What Mike says....

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:57 pm
by Official Denial
You'll find that MOST bass players were at one time a guitar player. It isn't uncommon for a guitar player to change over to find work. Try asking guitar players if they would like to try out for that position. You might be delighted with the results. NOTE: avoid guitar players with an ego on this as they become insulted when asked to change over. Some more humble guitar players change over more easily due to the fact that to them it's about the enjoyment of making music, not stroking their ego.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:15 am
by AirViking
Michael Oliver wrote:This is a very amusing thread. You'll find good bass players at any successful, money making gig.

What about people who just switched from guitar to bass?

You CAN be good at both, but chances are you're not.
Usually my biggest problem (along with what I wrote months ago) is that a guitarist has no idea what the bass does. They play all these galloping rhythms and other, just very, untalented and uninteresting progressions. It's a real shame when I get to a possible new band that tells me they play live, and they aren't well rehearsed or the stuff they play is just generic or won't take them/me anywhere.

I don't think all people know this but, 99.8 percent of every band ever hasn't done anything, and just because your friends like it doesn't mean anyone else will.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:03 pm
by Lynard Dylan
Hasn't done anything?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:41 pm
by AirViking
Lynard Dylan wrote:Hasn't done anything?

That was me being cynical.

What I mean is: I had an endorsement from horizon before they were bought (plus that band is broken up now), another one I was in were working on a record deal, and that same band was signed up for a tour before our guitarist became too much to deal with, and I moved back home from the airforce.

I wouldn't consider that having done anything yet. That band was doomed to be a local/regional band because we weren't good enough, we didn't have a good enough product. I still haven't made as much as I have paid for my equipment.

Touring nationally or worldwide is an achievement, a 6 figure record deal is an achievement. Until then, I will only work as hard as I can for those goals, and until then I haven't done anything.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:39 pm
by MikeTalbot
Mr. Viking

You haven't done anything? How silly! Give yourself a break - life ain't about winnin' - you always lose in the end. life is about showing up.

When you're playing at all, you're winning. The rest is gravy.


PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:15 am
by PierceG
Da*n straight, Talbot.

Even, "Doing something," doesn't always make you better than everyone else in the end except for having different memories. To illustrate what I mean, I've seen the following bands play for crowds of 300 or less in the last five years:

Stephen Pearcy (Ratt lead singer)
Night Ranger
...and others

I'm not saying that's what those bands regularly draw, but I know a bar owner who has an outdoor venue and puts summer concerts together and he's always (no offense to him) making terrible decisions. Locally, he's just not going to have the drawing power for these bands to make money off of what he's paying to have them...even with the liquor sales. I think he broke even on Firehouse.

The funny thing is, he did midget wrestling with no cover charge and absolutely killed on the profits that night!

I'm done rambling now...[/list]