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Old 01-31-2018, 05:59 AM
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I most dislike playing with loud rushing dominant bassists. It's stressful lol

Things like enjoyable tone and volume and the ability to lock in and hold it together are things you'd hope for from any musician.
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Old 01-31-2018, 04:07 PM
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I most dislike playing with loud rushing dominant bassists. It's stressful lol

Things like enjoyable tone and volume and the ability to lock in and hold it together are things you'd hope for from any musician.
Agreed Grea - just like any player, there has to be balance & purpose to playing decisions.


News: By way of update, we've completed the first round of auditions. We tried players who, based on their submissions only, met the criteria, but were lower down the list in terms of expectation. The 2nd round is with players who we expect to be better - again, based on their submissions.

Out of the first round, we had one player who very substantially exceeded expectations, & he is absolutely under consideration. Just goes to show how tenuous / unreliable the initial filtering process can be.
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Old 01-31-2018, 05:03 PM
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Out of the first round, we had one player who very substantially exceeded expectations, & he is absolutely under consideration. Just goes to show how tenuous / unreliable the initial filtering process can be.
I love it when that kind of thing happens, and not just with musicians btw.

I wonder if you and your bandmates had something to do with supporting/evoking a certain kind of musical identity and performance for this person?
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Old 01-31-2018, 05:16 PM
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Girlfriend in tow.
THIS!!

While I respect relationships & all, regularly bringing your sig other to ANY band related activity just breeds trouble. Over time they seem to want to become the "manager", or start to dictate when you rehearse and for how long.
Never ends well.

As a drummer, I need the bass player to lock in with me and me him. We're a foundation team and if we're not on, no one else is.
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:10 PM
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I wonder if you and your bandmates had something to do with supporting/evoking a certain kind of musical identity and performance for this person?
That might be a stretch, but he did really enjoy himself. If that enjoyment translated significantly to his playing, then maybe so :)

I think he had the necessary tools in the first place. He submitted some videos of his current band. To say those videos didn't represent him well is understatement of the decade. Just goes to show, you can find good players who are stuck in lacklustre bands.
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:34 PM
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Haha. Yeah I bet there is only one rock bassist who can lay down a riff on a hip hop track, wear those pants, and somehow make it all awesome:

https://youtu.be/tZQQGX24Teg?t=114
He is one of kind for sure.
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