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  1. On a happier note, an old friend of mine uses one (a Voyage-Air) professionally in the States and is very happy with it. So I guess they vary a bit.
  2. A few bands I like who don't (or who rarely) sing in English: Mokoomba - Tonga (Zimbabwe) Die Toten Hosen - German Fokofpolisiekar - Afrikaans I understand German and Afrikaans but not a word of Tonga.
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    Why do Pros use a P Bass...

    Not 'tinny' at all, then? 😃
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    Ukulele albums

    Hi Eddie, check out James Hill. He is a virtuoso on the uke, and writes (and sings) some great songs too. I saw him twice last year at the Shetland Folk Festival, playing with his wife Anne Janelle. There is plenty of his stuff on YouTube.
  5. Yes, I like that version too. Used to play it live back in the 90s. But the Buggles version is hot, too ...
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    Best Heckle

    This would be accurate if the people mentioned were Eddo Brandes, Glenn McGrath and Glenn's wife ...
  7. Three which haven't yet been mentioned (I think ...): Jethro Tull - Thick as a brick David Bowie - David Live The Clash - Sandinista
  8. Hi Karl, Google gave this: http://www.mikehaneytheguitardr.com/. The site is there but of course I have no idea how active it is. FB link, too: https://www.facebook.com/The-Guitar-Doctor-191435240910766/
  9. [quote name='12stringbassist' timestamp='1449031991' post='2920226'] Saxon 1979 supporting Slade. [b]Vardis[/b] 1982 supporting Slade Slade were of course magnificent every time I saw them. Those two support bands got booed off. [/quote] When I first saw this thread, I thought of Vardis. I saw them supporting Hawkwind in Dublin in about 1980 and they were dismal. And loud.
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    Music Memorabilia

    Ticket signed by Al di Meola, and a program from a 1989 gig in Swaziland signed by Eric Clapton. Not a lot, really ...
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    Non-bass forum?

    [quote name='Ajoten' timestamp='1438065910' post='2831233'] Despite being a bassist, I'm looking for a good guitard-related forum based in the UK, and [email protected] if I can find one. Anyone heard tell of such a thing? [/quote] Try this one : http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/
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    Another plagiarism settlement

    [quote name='Annoying Twit' timestamp='1426072274' post='2713968'] The Joe Santriani/Coldplay suit seemed to be based on a chord progression. There's no distinctive melody there that I notice. IMHO the JS piece sounds completely generic, and I think it's very unfair for Coldplay to be found to be in breach of JS's copyright. [/quote] Not quite. A distinctive part of the Coldplay song's melody ('rule the world ...') is identical to phrases in the Satriani tune. In fairness it's only a little bit, so the judgement may or may not have been fair, but in both numbers the disputed phrases are a major part of the music.
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    Canadian Rock

    [quote name='Bilbo' timestamp='1404299681' post='2491244'] music that come out of Canada[/quote] I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Arcade Fire, especially since they just played at Glasto.
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    Goals and Dreams

    [quote name='TheGreek' timestamp='1356713401' post='1912851'] [font=arial, sans-serif][size=3]"I have been lucky. But it's funny, the harder I've worked, the luckier I've been."[/size][/font] [/quote] Very old quote from Gary Player, although, to be fair, GP may have read it somewhere too.
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