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  1. No, I think that's why they gave me a hard time...!
  2. Yeah, it's not doing anything for me either, and I also love(d) The Who. But they've been a funny one over the last two decades. Every so often there's flickers of hope that Townshend still has it - remember Real Good Looking Boy? And I will admit that I got my hopes up with Endless Wire: sure, it wasn't on par with their '60s and '70s output, but it had its moments. As a lot of critics said at the time, comeback albums usually sound a lot worse. And it beat a lot of the music molesting the charts in 2011(?) into a cocked hat. But then, unfortunately, this comes along and drops into the same bin as Be Lucky. And you wonder how far we are from sinking back into the Kenney Jones era...
  3. Good god, and to think some of my friends used to give me a hard time if they thought I'd unbuttoned my shirt a touch too far down on stage...
  4. Yeah, I think it's one of those funny, neither one-nor-t'other configurations - a bit like how the P-90 sounds like a humbucker but is actually an overwound single-coil, I think the split-coil P is humbucking but has an output level closer to a single-coil. I'm actually not sure whether standard Js are HB or SC! They certainly sound more like singles, but I could be entirely wrong, especially as they do typically have two poles...
  5. Technically, I think it's correct to say that the P pickup is a humbucking configuration; an individual J pickup is not.
  6. Another vote for Option C - getting in with some good bands in other towns and cities is the best way to spread awareness of your existence. And you can return the favour by hosting them in your own home town with a variant on Option A. Option B depends far too much on how diligent and understanding the promoter/venue is, as some might get the hump with you if you haven't packed the place to the rafters, irrespective of the fact that you're not in the least bit local.
  7. My personal favourite is From Beale Street to Oblivion. I'm sure I've heard Electric Worry on Planet Rock on the occasions I've had the station forced on me, and that was one of the main singles from that album. (But then I've only heard about three of those twelve albums, so I may not be the best source of advice!)
  8. As someone else who has also gigged a Little Bastard: it can be done, especially with a good cab. If you're happy with a tone that's quite midrange-forward, and a bit dirty, you'll be fine in a small venue. (But if you were after super-tight, super-clean, scooped-mid funk tones then I'd question why you'd bought a small valve head in the first place!)
  9. Is it cheating if the strings are double-course? Have a (very different) 8:
  10. Dare I say it's symptomatic of modern rock music being chock-full of lousy rhythm guitarists? I've heard too many records where it's just a solid wall of chords under the singer, as if they've all developed a sort of musical agoraphobia. Of course it all falls apart live: if they've two guitars, the guy taking a solo can't be heard over the endless, pummeling power chords; if they've one guitar, all the momentum disappears because the thin, widdly solo they overdubbed in the studio leaves a massive hole where once was a wall of chords. @fretmeister is entirely right above: playing in a 3-piece is wonderfully liberating. Listen to Cream, Hendrix, Mountain, even groups like The Who which were basically a trio-plus-singer. Make sure your bass sound fills enough space - make the low mids your territory, season with high-mids and treble to taste. If your guitarist does want to replicate certain solos, can any of them be played an octave lower?
  11. I have ticked the first option, because my solo project is currently my main focus, and everyone involved agrees that I am excellent. Thinking back to my other band, I must humbly concede that title to our guitarist. I'd previously thought of myself as a particularly patient and dependable person, but I could learn a thing or two from him.
  12. It's hardly news to state that eBay is full of small workshops and unknown manufacturers flogging their own electronic devices and guitar bits (and for once, I'm not talking about any of the more infamous...erm...converters and refurbishers on there). The existence of Sonicake, therefore, didn't surprise me - they seem to offering their own takes on various effects pedals. But what seemed unusual to me was a number of Valetone and Hotone pedals available in their shop. The prices seemed to be quite a bit lower, and the designs on the cases seemed to be different, so I assume Sonicake is making their own clones. However they've got the original companies' logos printed on them...are some pedal manufacturers licensing their gear to other manufacturers? (And the real question for which I've gathered you all here today: ultimately, should I have any reservations about taking a punt on one of their Hotone B Station pedals?)
  13. Behringer BOD-100 Bass Overdrive I've had this pedal quite a while now. It used to see fairly regular gigging action, and is in amazingly good nick in spite of this, but it hasn't been out of the house for years now (hence the decision to sell). All in working order, and barely a dent on the case. Yours for £15 posted.
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