The trio I play with has went through at least a half dozen bass players in the last few years- the bass players are mostly upright. Is there a solution?
Straight ahead stuff, and just a trio, no drummer. It may be that most of the bass players in the more rural area where I live are electric bass players trying to play upright. A couple of them did OK I thought but my 84 y.o. guitar player gets really demanding about it. There's nothing worse than a trio with the guitar player kind of battling time with the bass player.On the contrary. I find that most drummers I work with drag. It's the bass players who I take aside and say "please stay on top" and usually, the problem is solved. Sonja, are you talking about playing straight-ahead stuff, or more contemporary? Just curious. If time is the only issue with bass players, I'd simply (and as kindly as possible) tell them to please be aware of staying more on top of the beat. If that doesn't work, I guess bass player number 7 awaits!
..........especially not on a wedding gig :faceinpalm: . Congrats, you saw the video as it is; just weird. A Halloween gig is another discussion. Many years ago, I went as a "man in his underwear" while playing. Wouldn't do that now in my 50's.Sacks: That WAS weird, alright. I watched the whole thing - those who didn't may have missed the cut-away scenes. Maybe if I read Japanese (I'm guessing that was the language shown), I'd have a better understanding of what was intended by this video.
I thought that whoever the bass player was, that he/she did a good job of playing the thing, even though I am NOT a fan of electric guitar-basses (or anything amplified for that matter) AND assuming it was really being played in the video and not just a "lip-synch" thing. Oh well, I certainly wouldn't want that in my band. DAVE