Hey folks. I would appreciate your point of views on my situation.
I'm in an original 3 piece band. We are playing shows and trying to get a crowd going. The trouble that I'm having is with the bassist. He is a good bass player and an okay guy but there are a couple of things I'm not happy with. The first thing is that he tends to overplay sometimes. This sometimes results in him being a bit out of time. Not all the time, but just a particular parts of the song where he overplays.
Another thing is that he uses a beginners bass and the pickups buzz. I told him there might be something wrong with the wiring and he should get it checked out. He hasn't had it checked and when I mention it he replies "We'll see".
Another thing is that he just stands still on stage. He doesn't look at the drummer or me. He doesn't move. He just stands there playing the bass. I want him to show more energy on stage.
The final thing is his songs and singing are terrible. We play one of his songs but his singing is terrible. The song itself is not that great. The drummer and I told him about it so he changed the key but he's still out of tune.
I would like to replace him but where we live is very difficult to find a suitable bassist. What do you guys think?