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  1. I've judged people on far less🥴 I didn't mean to upset anyone! In hindsight, maybe I shouldn't have posted in a MD fan thread🤐
  2. I know nothing of Dave Mustaine or Megadeath, so may have this wrong... Is Mustaine a bit of a creep? I ask because an article just popped up on my news feed: Mustaine was being interviewed and explained that the song Celebutante was about a "very attractive" girl in a Megadeath T-shirt who didn't know who he was, ignored him (even after telling her, "That's me") and refusing to let him take a photo of her. Seems his ego was damaged to the point that he's written the song as a way of "Making fun of her" and similar girls he describes as "Over indulged little brats"... charming! ...actually, ignore my question... I already know the answer! https://guitar.com/news/music-news/dave-mustaine-little-brats-megadeth-t-shirt/
  3. Just listened to Superstition on Amazon Music. The quality is supposedly Ultra HD🤔 Guess that depends on the source. I have to agree with the dclaassen! I know my ears are bad, but... the drum intro sound is pretty dire! That, and the bottom end generally sounds pretty poor. We all know that Turd Polishing abounds in the music world! I guess in the case of Superstition (which was hugely successful) it shows that it's very hard to tarnish a diamond🤩
  4. The track Firth of Fifth has got to be Genesis at their most progtastic🤩. It has everything that made Genesis great: Wonderful classicalesque (did I just make up that word?) piano intro; Lyrics that sound profound but am still to this day clueless as to their meaning; movement from one contrasting section to another; synth solos, soaring guitar solo; uncommon time signatures, it's even got Mellotron in all it's prog glory for chrissakes! What's not to like? If you're a Sex Pistols fan on the other hand🤪
  5. Apparently, there are those that claim it was in actual fact James Jamerson. Again, there is no documentation to support the claim.
  6. I'm amazed! Is this still really a thing? I've been a professional musician for more than 40 years. In my early years it was very difficult to get motor insurance. Most companies would flatly refuse on hearing the word "musician". Those that would accept me would charge through the nose. The only way I could get insurance was via the MU. In more recent years I've not had a problem. I've used most of the major companies: AXA; Aviva; Direct Line etc, changing companies every year or two. Comparison websites are a real saviour and time saver. I'm sure we all know by now, but always worth remembering, when it comes to insurers - Loyalty DOES NOT pay, and DO NOT opt for automatic annual renewal!
  7. 😲 It's funny, as I said in my previous post, the hideous scratch plate/control panel on the 4 stringer (imo) deterred me from making a purchase for many years... until I realised that (imo) the 5 string scratchplate was far more agreeable. I subsequently added a beautiful spangly candy red, black scratchplate, rosewood neck, piezo, 5er to my arsenal. Sadly, it quickly became apparent that I was not at all at home playing a 5 stringer 🥴! Hey ho, such is life!
  8. I've always liked the sound of a Stingray, but I could never get over the hideous scratch plate/control panel! It's hard to imagine that there was more than 5 minutes of thought put into its design!
  9. It was charming to see Bruce and Dave, themselves huge mega stars, suddenly look like little school boys who couldn't quite believe that they were on stage with Macca, an ex Beatle. They were totally in awe!
  10. I was going to make a comment... but, after that Prophet 5 solo I'm rendered speechless🫢😵‍💫
  11. Paul, John, George and Ringo brought so much joy to millions. It's impossible to imagine a world without The Beatles. Happy birthday, Paul. And thanks for enriching mine, and so many people's lives🎂🥂
  12. Generally speaking, if you're getting rattles and buzzes at the higher frets, it's not just an action issue. If I had that problem, I would give the truss rod a very slight tighten, just a 1/16 - 1/8 of a clockwise turn for now. You will then possibly need to raise the action. Basically, you want to have buzzes equally over the entire fretboard, and then set the action to taste. Edit: Just seen your comment that it's not a neck relief issue. seeing your video, I didn't really hear anything untoward. As you've found, playing nearer to the bridge will reduce any clank and clatter. It may just be a slight technique adjustment is needed.
  13. The mini series Pistol (watched 3 episodes) has confirmed my long held belief: Malcolm McLaren could have got any 4 scruffy 'erberts together, told them to be angry and obnoxious, call them The Sex Pistols, and had success and notoriety.
  14. Absolutely! As great as TI Spinal Tap is - real life has a way of of creating more bizarre and more ludicrous situations, kind of out-Spinalling Spinal🤘
  15. Is there a rock/pop musician alive that hasn't uttered, at some point, a variation on the words "This is soooo Spinal Tap"?
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