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    Default What do I do?

    Hey everybody!

    Ok I have a HUGE delema! My favorite band does not currently have a bass player, so I auditioned.
    The manager told me that I did awesome on the bass playing, but they like being a four piece for the time being.
    I've made several videos covering their songs and hoping that they will see them.
    Should I keep pursuing, or should I give it a rest? If you think I should keep pususing, what should be my next course of action? This is the band I've been dreaming about playing with for years. I don't want to come off looking like a psycho.

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    Why are they auditioning bass players if they like being bassless?
    You've done all you can to show familiarity, interest and capability, so I'd say give it a rest. Are you currently in a band? If not, give some of the other bands in your area a try (or form your own). If you have a nagging suspicion that maybe they felt your playing was lacking, post a couple cover videos of their songs on websites like talkbass . com (or here if that's still allowed) and ask for honest, frank feedback. Good luck!

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    They never advertised that they were auditioning. I contacted them and the manager said I could audition if I wanted to. I just don't know if I should keep contacting them about it or if I should keep showing interest.

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    Sounds to me like they really aren't interested in a bass player joining their club.

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    Or maybe just hang around when they play and join in casually. As soon as they hear your badass bass, they'll have no choice but to invite you in!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elmeaux View Post
    Or maybe just hang around when they play and join in casually. As soon as they hear your badass bass, they'll have no choice but to invite you in!
    +1 Agree with Elmeaux. Never give up completely. Just hang around and take advantage of any opportunities that present themselves.


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    Hmmm. . . yes, but I'd still start shopping my talents to other bands who may actually want a bass player
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    Yes, for sure. Play as much as you can. If you are not in a regular band you need to do that if you can. I play for food :-) actually, I play anytime for anyone. I am in a band but I try to be available as much as I can.


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    Carvin - Icon5, BB75
    Fender - American Standard Precision, Frankenfender jazz (J-East Pre, Geddy Neck, N3 pickups), MIM Pbass (delano pickups, Warmoth Jazz neck), American PJ
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    Rickenbacker 4003s
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    Somebody turn up the Bass!

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    Thanks for the advice everybody! I've decided to move on for now and I've actually started talks with another band. Hopefully I'll start with them soon. I'm itchin' for low notes!

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    Yessssss!!!!


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