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Old 01-27-2008, 01:48 PM   #1
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How Important Is a Bass Player?

So I got kind of a weird question. I'm working on scheduling this band for my wedding. And one option is to schedule a band that includes a drummer, keyboard player, guitarist, and singer. They would be playing a variety of music.

Anyhow, for extra they would throw in a bass guitarist. So my question is it crucial to have a bass player? I mean like I wouldn't want to be without a drummer, but does a bass player really, truly matter? Apologies to all bass players out there.
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:14 PM   #2
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I dont know, but I think its really weird that you have to pay extra for the bass... I'd ask them, if they truly have a good enough keyboardist, they could throw out the drummer and guitarist and save you some serious dough...

Just hook up the ipod to some speakers and put the Humpty Dance on a loop!
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:23 PM   #3
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It's not so much that I have to pay extra. It's that they have three options. Group of four, group of five (with bass), group of six (with bass and conga drums)
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I went steel drums alone for our wedding and it was awesome.
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Old 01-27-2008, 03:23 PM   #5
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Did they not give a copy of their stuff? If you like it. it's a go, if not, Back to the Steel Drums.
As you are already aware, many very successful bands are comprised in unconventional ways.
PS, forget apologizing to all the bass guys out there. They are like place kickers.................sorry to all the place kickers out there!
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Old 01-27-2008, 03:37 PM   #6
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Re: How Important Is a Bass Player?

There are plenty of bands out there that play without a bass player IF they have a really keyboard player...but I'm sure it opens up THEIR 700 page song list if they bring a bass player....my advice...if it's not too much more money...bring the bass player!
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Re: How Important Is a Bass Player?

Poison without Bobby Dall?
Motley Crue without Nikki Sixx?
Def Leppard without Randy Savage?
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:25 PM   #8
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Poison without Bobby Dall?
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Van Halen without Michael Anthony? (now Wolfgang Van Halen)

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you want the bass player unless there are NO subwoofers (or bass amps) included, or you don't really want people dancing.
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:08 PM   #11
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you want the bass player unless there are NO subwoofers (or bass amps) included, or you don't really want people dancing.
So if subwoofers are included, then I don't want a bass player?
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For $500, That Guy, AMD and Dmac will play rock band at your wedding!
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So if subwoofers are included, then I don't want a bass player?
no, if you got woofers, you want bass to play out them.


if you don't have speakers for < 400hz, a bass is sorta pointless, but otherwise it's a good idea. and i'm sure the dude will have an amp
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For $500, That Guy, AMD and Dmac will play rock band at your wedding!
hell yeah :P

you gotta pay for my plane ticket though and promise me a guitar.

or i could get an old band back together, but i've never really done covers besides a soilwork or tool song... and again, plane tickets, convince my supervisor its life or death (he's pretty anti-leave right now), etc.
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hell yeah :P

you gotta pay for my plane ticket though and promise me a guitar.

or i could get an old band back together, but i've never really done covers besides a soilwork or tool song... and again, plane tickets, convince my supervisor its life or death (he's pretty anti-leave right now), etc.
I think playing Tool makes for a great wedding reception.
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