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About Hobbayne

  • Birthday 10/08/1964
  1. Miming on TOTP's

    Didnt they have plastic cymbals painted gold, so they did not make any sound when they were hit? Would have been quite interesting to hear a band miming with live cymbal crashing.
  2. 12 and 8 String Basses

    Blimey! That must weigh a ton! Cheap Trick, Thats the band I was thinking of. Never quite got into them. Must have a listen.
  3. For Sale: 2016 Fender Nate Mendel P Bass plus gigbag/candy

    I have a SD SPB1 in mine. I prefer the more vintage sound than the QP's hot output.
  4. Unless you are a builder with big hands and sausage fingers and play a 7 string guitar.
  5. 12 and 8 String Basses

    I vaguely remember an article in bassist magazine about a top bassist who commissioned his own 12 string bass. Can anyone help me as to who it was??
  6. For Sale: 2016 Fender Nate Mendel P Bass plus gigbag/candy

    Brilliant basses these. My one has become my main gigging bass.
  7. Is low end gear too cheap?

    I bought one of these last year as a back up, and also to get a different sound from my P basses. It is a blinding bass for the price. Only downside is its a bit weighty and the output was rather hot. (Sorted by now though) I wish I had basses of this quality in the early 80,s when I was starting out. https://www.gak.co.uk/en/sub-by-sterling-ray4-music-man-black/70599?gclid=Cj0KCQiAs9zSBRC5ARIsAFMtUXGvMET9DYR7dzc_KCGSWfZmKTDYKEj2VeE_mTl_sZQ-g9M2_-qe0uAaAj_LEALw_wcB
  8. Music stands - are they as common as I think?

    Our singer uses a music stand. I would rather he didnt because I find it looks a bit naff. However, he had a nasty accident a few years back, and finds it hard to remember the words, so I understand. Our guitarist has post it notes stuck everywhere with little reminders.
  9. Lyrics that changed your world

    The Greeks post above just reminded me of this S&G song that had me thinking. He died last Saturday He turned on the gas, and he went to sleep. With the windows closed, so he'd Never wake up. Wow!
  10. Seminal 'bass' albums

    The Jam - Setting Sons. Bruce Foxtons' plectrum powered basslines inspired me to pick up the bass.
  11. Lyrics that changed your world

    When lost my father there were two George Harrison songs that made it bearable for me. The Sunrise doesn't last all morning, The cloudburst doesn't last all day. All things must pass. All things must pass away. Life goes on within you... And without you. So true.
  12. Stairway To Kevin

    Well, I braved the freezing London weather to let Kevin have a look at my Nate Mendel P Bass with the stiff truss rod. He whipped the neck off and sorted it out in minutes. He also threw away the shim I had put in there saying I wouldnt need it any more. What top service.
  13. Stairway To Kevin

    Its a real shop in Denmark St, London. I,m going to pop my P bass in tomorrow. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=stairway+to+kevin&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b&gfe_rd=cr&dcr=0&ei=xBAoWqrkAu-JgAbL-LTABA
  14. Stairway To Kevin

    Has anyone had any work done by Kevin. I only just found out about his new luthier business in Denmark Street and may give him a shot.