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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.
  13. 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!
  14. [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]
  15. 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.
  16. Wait for it.................. whose the clever one playing two types of music simultaneously then.......... Rhythm AND Blues! Someone had to say it.
  17. 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.
  18. [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
  19. Anything by Elton John! .........never understood what all the fuss is about!
  20. 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.
  21. [size=4][font=arial, sans-serif]Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton[/font][/size] [size=4][font=arial, sans-serif]Fresh Cream[/font][/size] [size=4][font=arial, sans-serif]Blues is King - BB King[/font][/size] [size=4][font=arial, sans-serif]Yardbirds (aka Roger the Engineer)[/font][/size]
  22. [quote name='Happy Jack' timestamp='1485438585' post='3223969'] IIRC, you tried my U-Bass at the Herts. Bassbash last year? And you just plug it through the PA ... [/quote] You're correct, young man, and I went and bought one. It is tremendous fun and easily playable, doesn't hurt my shoulder but I still can't stand for too long which is the major part of the problem. To quote the professionals "....your back is mashed and it is going to get worse. Do not try any exercise and relearn how to do things. Do not be proud to ask for help when you need it". Sounds bl88dy awful but sympathy is not what is wanted or needed. I've had a load of fun being an average gigging bass player of the old school and have some great memories. I'm alive, mobile, self sufficient, and my hands and fingers are fully operational. All is positive and good with me. So it's onwards - playing good old fashioned, airse on the chair, up tempo country blues with a hint of The Big Easy for me now. You never know, I might get a gig up t'pub with a bit more practice.
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