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  1. We've just killed the full programme through to the end of April, which on top of cancellations means we won't be playing again until 2nd week in May. Somewhat gutted but as one band member has a partner who is at risk the decision was absolutely necessary. Fortunately I'm not dependent on the [meagre] income but I have every sympathy with those far more affected than myself. Unfortunately the day job is looking in jeopardy in the same way as it must be for half the population.......... That aside, on the positive, I'll be spending the next 6 weeks putting together my astrophotography rig and hoping for some clear skies....and chain watching Netflix, Amazon Prime.
  2. Just been told I'm 'homeworking' from today so if you need a sideman lol. You keep safe buddy.
  3. Thoughts are with you Pete, lets hope it de-escalates as quickly as it escalated.
  4. First cancellation yesterday (big bikers rally in Cheshire), but expecting most of the gigs over the coming couple of months to go the same way. My sentiment is as per a number of other above, this is a non-critical revenue stream for me so my sympathies really do lie with those in the entertainment and hospitality sectors at this time.
  5. Very nice CB, wouldn't mind doing the same to my Midnight Blue 4003. Wouldn't be as effective because of the white binding but still. Could you give a heads up where you sourced the PG and TRC?
  6. I made an attempt to get down to 5 but the market was slow so I was ‘forced’ to stay on 6...... Rickenbacker 4003 (I know, I know) EBMM Stingray 4H Starry Night EBMM Sterling 4H (Shukerised Neck) Squier Mustang Mikey Way Sig Fender Mustang JMJ sig Danelectro Longhorn
  7. We had a two week break anyhow until the end of March (pre-planned) but a fairly full weekend programme after that. No cancellations as yet but we're expecting them as things get a bit tense over the next few weeks. More worried about potential cancellation of the Heaven 17 gig at Sheffield City Hall next Thursday (playing the first 2 Human League albums which I love to bits). Been looking forward to this for months.
  8. Polite reminder. Sales, or potential sales are restricted to the 'For Sale' section.
  9. Very nice Nick. Love my JMJ, they are a bit special.
  10. Technically a high temperature materials engineer working in what’s left of the UK steel industry but have also dabbled in the past as a secondary school teacher and FE lecturer. Currently working in technical procurement which sounds interesting but erm......
  11. martthebass


    Tonight’s outing for the MW signature in deepest, darkest Huddersfield 🤟
  12. That’s me out then. The current size means 2 fit just peachy in my little VW Polo and I always turn the tweeter off. C’est la vie.
  13. Anyone know how the new one differs from the old one? I’ve been intending to update my 2 for the last 12 months.
  14. Dan (DeeDee) graciously let me play that HH Sterling when I saw him last year, along with his Ray Special 4H. Some may think me mad but I thought, tonally, that the Sterling was superior.....
  15. I prefer the neck profile on the Sterling to the Ray; to get the 'Sterling neck' on an EBMM Ray you need to hunt down one of the SLO specials which don't crop up that often. Don't get me wrong, the Ray neck is still ok it's just that I find it easier to get around the neck on the Sterling after years of playing Jazzes, so it really is a personal preference thing. If you get on with a Precision neck then you're ok with a standard EBMM Ray as there really isn't much in it.
  16. Not sure BA. I think a fair few think it's somehow not got the same presence as a Ray. I've got both and TBH the Sterling is a beast compared to the Ray - sometimes it's a little hard to tame in a live setting. Despite the smaller body, the weight isn't that much less than its full fat brother (though I've only owned 3 and played a 2 or 3 others) which surprises me though. The neck however has to be my favourite profile of all the bass necks I've ever played.
  17. Is it right that this was originally played on a Dano Longhorn?
  18. Mine was a first run big Fender logo 57P two tone burst, single ply white plate bought new in August 82. Definitely 1.75" on that one - don't have the serial though...
  19. All I recall of my JV57P (big Fender logo) is that the nut was 1.75" - never felt comfortable so off it went.
  20. A big hats off to Tris at Fender GB who has managed to find the period correct parts and send them to me at no cost. That's what I call service.
  21. They seem reasonably hardy for all the hardboard construction. I wouldn't sit on one straddling 2 chairs like a Steinberger cricket bat though. Like Pete says above, the sound doesn't sound thin or 'hollow-body' like though
  22. At a very nice club in Huddersfield last night. Horrendous driving there and even worse driving back. Expected it to be quiet because of the weather but it was packed and we had dancing from early on in the first spot to the end of the second encore. Clubs like this prove that live music isn’t dead in all of the old established WMC/private members clubs.
  23. It pretty much already is HJ......😂 But you can never have too much gaudy for the decade that taste forgot. Unfortunately ‘Glitter’ is still untouchable for this genre
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