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  1. Don't care about the guitar, but 22.75" annoys me. Yes, I am a grumpy fart!
  2. I have two Harley Benton uke basses, one with Pahohoes and one with the Thunderguts it came with. The Pahohoes seem stiffer and more stable to me. I much prefer them to the Thunderguts, slightly stiffer and not so grippy so don't do that rolling under the plucking fingers thing as much.
  3. To be fair I have tried to buy an Aerodyne Precision, Aria 4001 copy, Yamaha Bex4 and a Takemine TB10 but for one reason or another none have worked out. It's not been my year at all. I did buy a cheap 'Ritter' (no not that one) gigbag for my uke bass which for ยฃ15 is actually really good. If anyone needs a uke bass gigbag then here's the link. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F333246012660 They've gone up since I bought mine but a little searching may find one cheaper, it's the 1/2 size classical you want.
  4. I love lyrics. There's a few Ian Dury songs where I don't much care for the music but the lyrics are fantastic so the track doesn't get skipped. Mark Knopflers lyrics absolutely make Dire Straits the band they are. Yes the music is good but the storytelling on songs like Romeo and Juliet and Sultans of Swing lift it to another level, I struggle not to be reduced to tears whenever I hear Brothers in Arms. The throwaway pop of Bronski Beat can stand the test of time if the lyrics are as strong as Smalltown Boy. I love The Cure for the imagery Robert Smiths lyrics conjure up. Tori Amos can tell a story over simple piano tune and it's beautiful. Hell I even like Stan Ridgeways Camouflage for the storytelling. Without the lyrics these songs wouldn't be held in the regard that they are IMO.
  5. One of these was my first 'real' bass. I had a terrible cheap SG copy when we got our first gig, only problem was we didn't actually have a band so I was dispatched to Mansons to buy a proper bass, I returned with one of these beauties. The gig was awesome, much mayhem ensued and we were told we'd never be allowed to play there again. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I traded it in after a couple of years for a brand new BBG5s which I still have. To this day a Yammy feels like coming home. Back on topic I've just realised that I haven't bought anything this year at all............ I've got six weeks to remedy this. ๐Ÿ˜
  6. I like this, it reminds me of Tanya Donnelly in Belly, which is no bad thing. ๐Ÿ‘
  7. I only know his playing with The Small Faces and the popular Faces tunes that get airplay, but was happy enough to be told out of the blue by a punter after we debuted our latest original tune, that it sounds like a bassline that Ronnie Lane would've written.
  8. Fantastic! That alone would make me feel so happy and proud. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  9. I'll just link this post from the 'How was your gig last night' thread that I posted a couple of weeks ago, it fits in with this topic I think. Another one was back in the summer, we played a Commrades Club and I wasn't expecting much as they are hit and miss but we had a really good night. Being a Mod band we usually recognise people from the scooter scene but there was a group up dancing that we didn't recognise anyone from. Speaking to them afterwards it turned out they were from Slough and had heard some of our stuff on a Mod radio show, they were down in Cornwall on holiday and saw the gig advertised so came to see us. Really made me feel quite pleased about our little band. ๐Ÿ™‚
  10. We get this as well, signing setlists and CD's and having photos taken with people. All very strange if you ask me but enjoyable all the same.
  11. "Has no bum notes"? Hand it over pal, I'll find 'em.
  12. ๐ŸŽตHis name was Rudi, he was a skanker. With polished loafer shoes, and "Ska'd for life" tattoos. He wore sharp mohair suits, and claimed he played with Toots, but we all know he's mates with Ricky and a real fruit loop. At the Copa, blah blah blah! ๐ŸŽต
  13. That was you, just now! ๐Ÿ˜†
  14. The Mod covers band I'm in also have an albums worth of original music, we usually throw in a handful at each gig and they go down well. If we're supporting a name band then it'll be all originals with maybe a cover thrown in. The best of both worlds. I'm happy to play the simple ones if they go down well. Can't Explain by The Who is painfully simple but always goes down well, I don't mind playing ones like that because then I get to have fun with stuff like The Real Me, Substitute, Nite Club, Tin Soldier, There's a Ghost in my House, etc. As long as everyone's having fun I'm happy.
  15. Same with the band diary. We just use Google calendars and you book out any unavailable days. If we get offered a gig and the diary's free then it's booked. No cancelling unless it's something drastic.
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