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    I tend to only get calluses on my fretting hand. They do seem to get more prominent when I haven't played for a couple of weeks, so haven't been worn down. In fact my little finger is now feeling slightly tender 5 days after my last gig.
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    Arranging a threesome

    Lovely blokes they were too
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    Geddy's Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass

    Finished reading mine (1st print) this morning, which I've been dipping into since Christmas. What a gorgeous book. I'll have to start over again...
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    Arranging a threesome

    Maybe find a few bands and pick the 2 or 3 that are free on a given event. That would help to mix it up a bit
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    Fill my knob cavity!

    How about a bubble machine fitted into the control cavity? Ideal for children's parties
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    Bass hacks on a budget

    Save money on expensive plectrums by learning to pluck with your fingers
  7. Over the years mine have fallen into 3 categories. 1. Mind wondering during a song, either enjoying it too much or bored, and all of a sudden you know a different section is coming up. "Have we done the guitar solo yet?" "Is this the repeated verse?" etc. 2. Just forgetting how the song goes. Faff around playing something, to fish around for some vague recollection of how the bass went that other couple of hundreds of times you've played it before 3. "What am I doing?" "Oh I'm playing bass" "Do I know how to do that?" "Well the fingers are still doing something fairly musical, I must do" "Ok, so what song are we playing?" Thankfully that last one happens quite rarely, but the fingers are usually solidly on autopilot and in no danger from the random mental ramblings. It can be quite disconcerting though
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    Basic Setup Toolkit

    Yes ...specifically referring to "Widening holes for larger pots, without destroying the finish"
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    Hi I just saw this link posted on another forum - good news for guitars apparently http://mmrmagazine.com/mmr-global/mmr-global-gear/breakthrough-at-latest-cites-meeting/
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    Basic Setup Toolkit

    A reamer would be handy for enlarging pot or tuner holes. It's not easy to change the pickup hole without needing some degree of touch up to the finish - probably a good very sharp chisel would do the cleanest job (with a good eye and steady hand)
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    Bass players who take their hand off the neck

    You could solve a Rubik's cube with that spare hand while it has nothing better to do. Now that would be impressive
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    Bass players who take their hand off the neck

    Can I suggest that we split the "arm danglers" into two camps: those relieving strains & cramps, and posers. Now for the posers, rather than dangle the spare arm, grip the top horn of your bass firmly and thrust it aloft while plugging away at the open string of doom. That's proper posing. Having separated out the posers, the remaining arm danglers can now receive our fullest sympathies rather than ire. Next week I'll be solving the middle east crisis and making a suggestion to avoid a hard border in Ireland, that is so obvious that politicians around the world will facepalm in unison. I thank you
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    Help with Dunlop 105Q

    You won't burn the circuit out. The trim pots are there to make fine adjustments to the sweep/frequency range. The factory would have adjusted them until it sounded good, so there is no fixed factory settings apart from using your ears while you adjust them if they need it
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    Things you've left behind at a gig

    I nearly left my light controller behind tonight. The "minions" were helping with the carry out. Very helpful of them, but it's always in completely the wrong order for packing the car. Some new lights made the load different and I've still not settled on the new method yet. Anyway I'd already locked the car up when one of them came trotting out with a box under his arm. Close call!
  15. Nostalgia's not like it used to be