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Everything posted by phil.c60

  1. I was once told "That's not how (insert name of famous bass player) plays it" to which my response was"I'm not him, but by all means give him a call".
  2. Lucky you - I find that when we play, people start leaving gradually throughout the evening.......I'll get my coat.
  3. I am fortunate (?) enought to own a copy of Kenny Everett's " The World Worst Record Show" from which I pluck this gem..... There's plenty more where that came from.....😄
  4. ....and a "friend of mine" had some absolutely monster squidgy black that he referred to as Nepalese Temple Balls - I'm not sure if I remember that correctly though.....😎. I always think of Deep Purple as essentially a blues band, but I don't mind how you call it. I've got just the thirteen albums plus some LP picture discs I bought at Beano's in Croydon many years ago. A bit sad, but hey, it's my life.....
  5. I Think you'll find that Casey Jones was an engineer.......it says so right here.
  6. Sounds like it would be an Elf and Safety issue........ I'll get my coat.
  7. Yeah, but I've had all types of knobs on all types of basses. My American P-Bass has push-on knobs, but my old Squier P-Bass special had chrome knurled knobs with grub screws. Round holes in the knobs not D shaped, so they fit on round shafts or shafts with flats. A change of knob would not be out of the way , if it gets you where you want to be.....
  8. Something like one of these, perhaps...... https://docs.rs-online.com/7ac3/0900766b80ff6d55.pdf CK1037?
  9. Guy's great, as usual, but the interviewer s a bit irritating, plus her camera/mike are not in synch so it's a pita to watch. Like a band miming badly. Best listened to with the screen off. Well worth a listen.
  10. Police Squad is right - DHL is working fine. I ordered parts for an old Merccedes I'm mending this week: dispatched from Mannheim via DHL on the 23rd, email notification of the VAT due on the waybill the same day, with a secure payment link and a pdf of the paperwork (which I paid immediately), parcel delivered lunchtime on the 24th. Yes, they charged £11 to process the paperwork, but against an order value of £500 not really an issue for me to get that sort of service. As with all things, you pays yer money......
  11. In the clip they interviewed the lead arranger for the band. When asked about the Shaggs singers musicality she gave understatement of the year "I don't think she hears rhythm". Isn't that all singers though?😂
  12. I think I auditioned for them on one occasion....... And didn't get the job!
  13. The position of the machine heads on the back of the head stock looks weird to me - I have two lefite P's, (both USA) and they both have even spacing and they are further away from the edge. This one just looks wrong.....
  14. Not sue about that....We submitted an EP to one of the independent blues radio stations, and they specifically asked if we had the codes embedded. Which we did.
  15. You can drop one from any height - they're so light they just float gently to the ground like a feather 😏. Just don't try and pick it up by the handle. (BTW full disclosure: Yes, I do own one.....)
  16. Just had to put "Sunshine On Leith" - playing as I type this........
  17. 1999 Hot Rod Precision to Korg PtichBlack to LM3 to Barefaced Compact and that's it for me. All joined together with RockWire leads that have lasted forever. Small footprint so it fit's in anywhere, set up in minutes. We only play pubs and small clubs, the odd festival gig the LM3 has a very nice XLR out DI for PA support.
  18. I got persuaded to go and see Van Der Graaf Generator by a good friend (?): "Come on, I think you'll like it, they're great live, trust me, I've got a spare ticket (wonder why)" a (good) few years ago at The Barbican . I actually fell asleep at one point.
  19. Or I could carry my LM3 and bass in one hand, Barefaced compact in the other, stroll in, set up in 10 mins. and I'm done. Small enough for small venues, big enough for medium venues, and a very nice DI out for PA support where necessary. No fairies died this way either.
  20. This. We have some venues that are struggling due to their size, they have given us regular gigs in the past, paid us well and are very nice people to deal with. Playing one or two gigs for free during the early stages of (hopefully) their recovery to try and make sure the venue continues having live music so we can gig their regularly again in the future is simply an investment in their future and therefore ours. YMMV.
  21. Time for a re-run of that old favourite "Are You A Professional".............😂
  22. And the rest - a MK1 Tonebender is ..............£899!
  23. The question is, "Do I Feel Lucky". Well do ya? do ya? He did. But I do take your point about the odds, they are astronomical. Although he always said "Well someone's gotta win it, and it could be me....."
  24. " At least when you buy a Lottery ticket (don't, please don't) you know how ridiculously the odds are stacked up against you, and you know the whole thing is legit and closely monitored by official watchdogs." Don't tell my Dad that. He won a substantial amount of money and so I have no mortgage.......
  25. I enjoyed it. "Drink up, before it goes cold...."😂
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