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  1. First time on the site for yonks and I've just read through this thread. Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this the same guy who has a suspended sentence for fraud as reported in The Leicester Mercury dated 17 Jan 2020? If it is the same guy or you have just the slightest suspicion that it is, why are you waffling on and not reporting him to the police and / or Trading Standards NOW to let them find the truth and sort things out?
  2. One evening in 1968 our three piece played 45 minutes at The St. Moritz followed by 1 hour at The Staircase and finished off at The Flamingo for 45 minutes, all in Wardour Street and we went back to Bucks with £95, 20 No6 Tipped and 4 bottles of Courage Light Ale. Big time, eh?
  3. Driftwood Junior made by my son from wood found on an Essex beach. 1936 Regal Parlour 1931 National Triolian I don't play bass anymore if I can help it - I just sits myself down, sticks a glass wine bottleneck on my pinkie and whine away until her highness tells me to shut up.😎
  4. The ultimate gig van complete with personalized plate if you have a 1965 Gibson EB0-F. (for you youngsters the 'F' suffix denoted a built in Fuzz-Tone - in modern parlance an FX)😉.
  5. Now don't larf but I'm now playing bass again in a local blooze band.😀 I'm allowed to use my small lightweight rig and a Danelectro Long Horn or Fender Mustang so's my back and shoulders don't suffer. Friday night, an acousticy set was proposed. Great says I until I tried playing my full size 34" scale acoustic bass, nearly killed me and I'm still suffering this morning. Hoiked out my little ukulele bass which sounded good but looked daft. So I'm now considering one of them Ibanez parlour acoustical jobbies as I play a parlour guitar and resonators daily with no problems. Has anyone on here got one? Anyone have experience with one? Any advice? Strings etc.? All help gratefully received. Ithangyooo........
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. [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?
  10. [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!
  11. 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...
  12. 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.
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