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  1. Haven't hear this in ages - great song and sublime bass work too.
  2. I have 3 P-Lytes Roger, and while I think they sound pretty good I’ve always fancied trying one out with some different pickups and wired passively, more out of curiosity than anything else! All of mine are the Lyte standard model i.e. P-J configuration and active preamp, which was the same throughout the life of this model. All of mine are the later versions with chrome hardware which I prefer. Had the battery issue fixed on a couple and it didn’t alter the sound at all but now means a Duracell lasts a year instead of a month or two! The one with the larger bridge pickup was the Lyte Deluxe model, which featured a mahogany body, gold hardware, string through body arrangement and 3 band EQ. This wasn’t in production for very long , towards the end of the model’s run. I did have one but couldn’t gel with it for some reason. Cheers.
  3. Or just sell it on here for a bargain price, everybody wins!
  4. I've been wondering about fitting a set of these to my P-Lyte so interested to hear opinions too. Seem well priced compared to other brands as well. Interestingly the set of PJ pickups from Andertons appear £14.01cheaper than their P only set?!! https://www.andertons.co.uk/fender-yosemite-p-j-pickup-set-0992281000?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIu-bFrMK66AIVAbTtCh35xwOpEAQYAyABEgJqMfD_BwE https://www.andertons.co.uk/fender-yosemite-p-bass-pickup-0992284000?tmsb=cgdi5vh&tmsl=ec608940-7cd8-4edb-b9de-cf25587caa8e&tmty=w&tmcv=63&tmcs=cnj1aqn
  5. Never tire of this, always puts a smile on my face.
  6. Excellent stuff Mick, thanks for posting! Hope you're staying well. Pete.
  7. With such a vast genre it's difficult to know where to start. Am sure there are a lot of folk on here more qualified than me to point you in the right direction, but IMHO don't go too off piste - chances are your fellow players & audience will appreciate stuff that's reasonably well known. I played in an 8 piece band for years doing standards as part of our sets for functions / weddings etc and even the odd jazz club gig. People like to hear the melody prominent, as well as improvised round a few times too. There are some quite good fake books available, ( although avoid the ones where all the tunes are in the same key or feature Michael Buble arrangements....) You can't go wrong with getting some Sinatra stuff under your belt, as his versions of a lot of Great American Songbook stuff are considered fairly definitive I think. Ditto Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and plenty of others. On here Bilbo is probably your man to help you more. Good luck!
  8. May as well sort the frets too while you're at it.....😆
  9. Been a while since I've seen this posted, so here we go -
  10. Allparts usually stock this - https://www.allparts.uk.com/collections/grill-cloth Also ebay (this one from Germany though) - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fender-Pre-cut-Grille-Cloth-Black-Silver-3-x-3-91-x-91cm-Frontgrillbezug-/323908867891
  11. Beat me to it Dave. I have a no name P-bass I keep as a spare that had exactly the same problem , and remedy! Still okay after a few years.
  12. Even though music is my living, my band has acknowledged early on in this pandemic that our gigs and rehearsals will not be happening for some time. Watching the news now with scenes of people over the weekend blatantly ignoring guidelines on dealing with the situation because they don’t care about others or think it doesn’t apply to them makes me both sad and angry. We have to accept that things will not be the same for a long time ( if ever ) and change our behaviour accordingly.
  13. I think at one time people did this in case they wanted to use the strings on another bass with a different headstock / scale length? Leaving the strings uncut may have made this easier, in their minds anyway. Guitarists doing this are also lethal as you can’t see the thinner strings so well but they can do just as much damage!
  14. Just seen a similar thing here - band has pulled out of a gig in a club this coming Saturday and the venue and band are advertising for a replacement. WTF?
  15. Thanks Mart, it really is going to be a challenge if the situation continues for a long time. Mrs CP is also self employed in a non essential industry, so we have both been hit badly by this. As ever though there are a lot of folk worse off than us, so I have to try and keep a sense of proportion about things. No doubt we’ll get through it, now where’s that battery amp I have somewhere? Busking may be the answer, if I can find somewhere people can still congregate of course....😉
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