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  1. The clearout continues! If you know what this is, you know what it does. 70's solid state amp in a box. Gives you Shellac /Jesus Lizard / AmRep bass tones for days! Only selling as nobody wants to AmRep with me anymore. Used at home only, near mint with original packaging and original 24v power supply. Price includes postage to UK mainland with all import fees covered.
  2. The clearout continues! If you know what this is, you know what it does. 70's solid state amp in a box. Gives you Shellac /Jesus Lizard / AmRep bass tones for days! Only selling as nobody wants to AmRep with me anymore. Used at home only, near mint with original packaging and original 24v power supply. Price includes postage to UK mainland with all import fees covered.
  3. Incredible little device, this is. Had one a while back but didn't bitcrush that often. That aside, the sequencer is very cool and the filter is quite magnificent! I don't need another one. I don't need another one!
  4. I tend to have some sort of reaction straight away, not let me down yet. Hearing Philip Glass when I watched Candyman for the first time? Instant yum, hunted down more. Similar reaction when I heard Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint. Babymetal's Gimme Chocolate - whole lot of fun, some quality thrash riffing. I don't particularly enjoy most country (although Dolly Parton is one of the finest songwriters ever) and to my ears, some 90% of rock and metal is frankly boring. I listened to the Yes Album once and I knew it wasn't for me. An album of merit and worth? Certainly! Something I enjoy? Afraid not. All of which is to say, I listen to something and if it tickles my pickle then it's in! If I feel nothing then it's not for me. If I feel ambivalent then it may be something I stumble across again another time.
  5. There are an awful lot of people who rank "skill" above all other aspects of playing. People who watch solos rather than performances. They like to learn scales. All of which (to me) amounts to thinking John Virgo is the best snookerer because he done some right good trick shots. This will be a wonderful thing for them to watch and participate in. Good for all of them, I hope they have a lovely time!
  6. I liked the 3mm stubbies, back when picking was a large part of my repertoire. Lasted a good amount of time because there was so much material to wear through!
  7. Time to get contentious! Steve Harris - writes the same song over and over, has a distinctive yet limited approach to playing. Cliff Burton - Composition was on point, I must confess but Anaesthesia is indeed very much like pulling teeth to listen to.
  8. And Tom Araya calling the bingo in the church hall on a Wednesday evening "Monarch to the kingdom of the dead; number 42. That's monarch to the kingdom of the dead; number 42."
  9. Gridlink - Amber Gray 11 tracks in 11:47. Not so fancy for a grindcore album. But when they manage to cram in about 30 minutes worth of material into that? Good lord! If you like it fast and heavy, please check it out! It will make all yer Slayers and Deicides look like village vicars...
  10. Gotoh 404 is 5 hole, as I recall. May not be an exact Fender fit (although I believe it is) but it is my favourite bridge. Slot loading and the saddles are very comfy for palm muting!
  11. For your consideration today, I have some wonderful but woefully underutilised pedals that I'm releasing back into the wild. It feels good to let these little ones move from the foster home to the forever home but as always this is tinged with sadness! Meris Mercury7 - £235 An extremely charming little chap, can take you from understated plates to the depths of outer space! A seriously, seriously capable reverb. Also included (if you set the pedal accordingly) is a quality slow gear, warbly chorus and some pitch shifting. Talk about VFM! Meris Polymoon - £235 The Mercury7's oft-overlooked sibling! Mental delays lie in wait within this tiny box! You can flange, you can phase, you can even get just a lovely clean digital repeat should you be so inclined. If you connect the two Meris (Meri?) together you can become an instant ambient artiste, which is a nice bonus! Iron Ether FMeron - £175 *SOLD* What a saucy little blighter this pedal is! The long-suffering Mrs. Bandit commented that this pedal made my bass sound "like a ghost or a hacked-off alien". I feel no greater endorsement is required... Iron Ether Polytope - £135 *SOLD* A lovely wobbly chorus. Or a full-on, in your face old school detuned rave attack; the choice is yours!!
  12. Maybe they're finally doing the big box pitchshifter that people have been begging them to do for the last decade. That would actually be really cool, thinking about it. My Pitchfactor could do with a friend!
  13. Not a scholar by any means but I believe effector 13 were a company that collaborated / licenced some of Devi's designs? So, better build quality but same, shall we say esoteric circuitry? If you really want a deep dive, ilovefuzz.com was originally started by Devi and would probably be the best source of information.
  14. Is there perhaps not an issue with what music we are looking for? To not want "re-heated jazz funk" in searching for the new Beatles seems ironic. The Beatles are gone forever. There is no new Pink Floyd, they are also gone. There will be no equivalent because they were entirely of their time and environment. A group of young men wanting to hold your hand in 2020 would be sickeningly twee at best. So we have to ask ourselves: do I want actual new music or do I want a fresh version of old music? There will be groups that are roughly in line with an influential group but nobody is going to write 'Money' a second time. There is absolutely new and exciting music being made all over the world and it's easier to find than ever. That said, it isn't easy if that makes sense? It will require looking for but the internet is far easier to navigate than the old ways! But there will also be bands that churn out imitations of their forebears, so there really is something for everybody!
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