When the drummer comes over specifically to tell you.....

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  1. 2HBStrat

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    .....how bad the bass player is playing, and rushing the songs, that says something, right?
     
  2. B Money

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    the only thing it tells me is that they aren't grooving together.
     
  3. BigSB

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    You simply cannot get down musically with a bad drummer. If the drummer is good and he's telling you the bassist is not, you've got a serious issue.

    Always, unless there's a personality/drug/drama issue, hang with a good drummer over a mediocre anyone else. Remember that drummers can play acoustic percussion at duo gigs. Bad players can't be made good in short periods of time, especially if you're actively gigging.
     
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    1. We need another thread complaining about bassists. These always go well.

    2. Could be the drummer. I once jammed with a drummer who complained about my lack of groove. The guy couldn't keep a steady beat to save his life. Hard to lock in with another player who isn't locking in to his own beat.
     
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    I know, I know, but the difference this time is that it wasn't the guitar player talking to me about it, it was the drummer who (1) never talks bad about anyone, and (2) needs to be able to groove with a bassist in a fundamentally different way than the bassist and guitarist do, and wasn't. FWIW it was lead bass solo fest on every song....if you add the rushing aspect to it the show was a mess.
     
  6. lhallam

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    Who do you believe is off?
     
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    Putm both on click and the truth will come out.
     
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    Between this description, and the other thread about dialing in your rig at full volume during break - I'd say that either your band really sucks, and/or one or both threads are troll threads... Given your history, it could go either way, IMO...


    - georgestrings
     
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    Drama...
     
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    Those two events are actually about situations with two different bands I play with, if that matters.

    And btw, not that I would recommend this, but I used to be in a band with a guy that tuned his guitar at full volume. It was annoying. The one time recently that I adjusted the controls on ONE pedal at full volume was an anomaly for me, and it was also like last break of the night and there was a lot of noise in the place and I'm not sure it was really noticed that much, anyway.
     
  11. DrumBob

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    Since we aren't there to figure out whether it's the drummer or bass player, you must listen closely and make a decision. Then, bring it up to the rest of the members and act accordingly.
     
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    Yeah, that he's talking to the wrong guy and should gather up his balls and talk to the bass player.
     
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    Meanwhile, the bass player complained to the singer that the drummer is dragging...
     
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    Sounds like the bass player might be banging the drummer's chick.
     
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    We have actually had talks with the bass player before about overplaying and it just p|$$ed him off. In these talks he mentioned that other musicians had talked to him about it before and he wanted to fight them. My point?.....it's an ongoing problem with this guy in multible bands and something that he is unwilling to deal with.
     
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    Why on Earth are you PLAYING WITH HIM, then?
     
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    Because if you aren't the leader of the band, and the leader hires him for the gig.......
     
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    Considering some of the drummers I've been saddled with playing with lately, it'd be a case of pot, meet kettle.
     
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    Could be the drummer, but bassists will push the tempo too. Use your ears. But yeah... something is wrong...
     
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    Wait. So the drummer got up from his kit in the middle of a song to complain? Maybe the bassist lost the pocket because the drummer wasn't there!
     

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