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  1. Pickup for a small size acoustic

    I use one of these on my small parlours: http://www.chickenbonejohn.com/collections/pickups/products/bill-lawrence-a-300-acoustic-pickup Great little pick up - listen to CBJs video at the bottom of the page.
  2. Father and Sons STINGRAYS.

    My son is here at the moment, sans communication device. He has asked me to post " After looking at a few offers Music Man was sold to Ernie Ball on March 7, 1984. Music Man's remaining physical assets were sold on June 1, 1984." Wiki. As his bass is dated March 21 and April 5 1984 we guess it is a true pre EB parts jobbie in the first days post EBs takeover.
  3. Father and Sons STINGRAYS.

    Mine and my sons Stingray basses for your delectation: Mines the pre EB (1980) on the left - reputed to have belonged to Neil Corcoran of Mother Earth at one time. My sons is the EB (1984) on the right, with added EMG active P pickup and D tuner - reputed to have belonged to Gavin Cooper of Paul D'Ianios Killers. It was Olympic White before my son stripped it.
  4. [quote name='Happy Jack' timestamp='1507889892' post='3388555'] So Taj Mahal calls you up, says "how'd you like to play bass for me in a pony & trap as I sing a gentle semi-acoustic blues?" and you reply "yup, it's about time I got a chance to play my Warwick 5-string". Erm ... Incidentally kids, don't try that gig in Peckham or Willesden. It's strictly a New Awlins thang, y'dig? [/quote] Jack, I too have used a 5-string Warwick for blues gigs in the past, silly boy that I am. How about we try it in Woolwich using a horse drawn gun carriage instead?
  5. [quote name='BigRedX' timestamp='1507890019' post='3388558'] Why do we need cheering up? What do you have against autumn? [/quote] Coz it means cold, dark, evil winter is on it's way with Haloween, Guy Fawkes Night and Christmas poop!
  6. Duck Dunn in wrong note shocker?

    What a load of rowlocks this thread is! Does it matter? Listen to the music, forget the bl**dy theory and remember how many of these records were listened to, sold and enjoyed over the years...
  7. Here's a couple for y'all - Youngsters, please note the simplicity, space and melody along with the use of open strings on the bass guitar in "Queen Bee"; they can be used, y'know, even if your tutor says it's a no no. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hobRhd1Hw8[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjTEkhXgu_4[/media] ........take me to the Rooster House, ca va bien Cher. PS - note the use of the politically correct "Ms." in the title just to keep everyone else happy, too.
  8. On the importance of Robert Plant

    What you've got to be aware of that this is the transition line up after Jeff Beck left The Yardbirds. Jimmy Page, after playing with Beck in The Yardbirds and on Becks Bolero (on the JBG Truth album), blatantly ripped off what Beck was trying to do (and actually doing live) and formed the definitve Led Zep. Plant and Bonham were needed as can be seen from that clip above.... (and the fact that Beck had Rod Stewart, in his prime, as a powerful vocalist in The Jeff Beck Group, showed him the way to go) JPG formed early 1967, definitve LZ formed summer 1968. ......and LZ had Peter Grant as the manager, 'nuff said, .......but Beck started it all!
  9. Adieu! Adios! Auf Wiedersehen! Bye y'all!

    [quote name='Chiliwailer' timestamp='1485501117' post='3224363'] First and foremost, best of luck to you for the future. You sound so positive through it, nice one My situation has similarities, and on the days I'm unable to play bass I can most often use the parlour guitar pictured below, it's been a revelation and I love it. I keep it on the wall above my comfy chair, in easy reach and always there [/quote] I took your advice - thank you - and I'm now banging out country blues with a slide on this : [attachment=247478:s-l1600 (1).jpg]
  10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsCyC1dZiN8 I had to learn this one using vinyl on a Dansette record player whilst my Dad was shouting "TURN IT DOWN!". Blxxdy satisfying when we played it live though. BTW, I live in the past now.
  11. Help an old fogey?

    Wait for it.................. whose the clever one playing two types of music simultaneously then.......... Rhythm AND Blues! Someone had to say it.
  12. Loving This - New From Tedeschi Truck Band

    Bestest band in The Land - IMHO, of course. Two drummers give power, not volume. ..... and I'd give my back teeth, if I had any left, just to play bass on Midnight in Harlem with this lot - just the once will do.
  13. [quote name='Jazzneck' timestamp='1485716305' post='3226068'] You'll love it! But remember to leave space, loads of space, and keep it simple. Bass is a rhythm instrument in a band context, not a poser lead, look at me shredding job. [/quote] EXCEPT when it's your job to drive the band, like this........ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkpenzFNbpk
  14. Anything by Elton John! .........never understood what all the fuss is about!