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    Science Suggests Bassists Are Far More Important Than Most People Realize

    I've been a pilgrim on this earth, since the day of my birth, I'm a long way from my home.

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    Great article!
    Great Guitars Are A Formula Not A Logo.

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    Was it written by a bass player?

    Seriously though--it did make some good points.
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    Sadly we almost never play with a bass player for economic reasons. Quite frankly we need at least 2 or 3 horns on the front line as soloists, guitar for chords and then drums. Depending on what the gig pays, adding a bass would simply dilute what the others earn.

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    I love bassists! Cant live without them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    Sadly we almost never play with a bass player for economic reasons. Quite frankly we need at least 2 or 3 horns on the front line as soloists, guitar for chords and then drums. Depending on what the gig pays, adding a bass would simply dilute what the others earn.
    Well as long as the bass part is getting covered where it needs to be-(As in one or more of the instruments you do use)-it may not be that bad...
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    In our case the trombone can carry the bass and can easily jump in and play solos. 32 bar solos on every song for a bass player in our genres of music would be really difficult to pull off.

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    There are different ways of doing the bass--part of it depends on the genre, part on the sound you want and part on what you have access to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zontar View Post
    There are different ways of doing the bass---
    Case in point:
    I bought a relic'd guitar because I liked the way it sounded. Then I refinished it because I didn't like the way it looked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zontar View Post
    There are different ways of doing the bass--part of it depends on the genre, part on the sound you want and part on what you have access to.
    Believe me I would love to have a full time bassist!

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