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  1. Painted necks Those chrome things on old Fenders Zero Frets Headless Single Cut Stingray 5 string pickguard White pickups Anything that looks like a bit of antique furniture Knobs with numbers on Tort and Pearl Pickguard Fanned Frets - never played one though Warwick Thumb - that top horn looks a bit.... I leave it to you to guess. The original Wal body shape Short scale necks - come on it's a bass! Gibson EB
  2. Powerage - no better set of hard rock n roll ever in the history of all mankind. Riff Raff & Gone Shootin - epic.
  3. Joss Stone.. Me on bass - I wish!
  4. You will have to move in with the drummer😂
  5. AC/DC - Powerage - just the best collection of raucous hard rock n roll ever. Riff Raff and Gone Shootin - epic. I got stuck trying to get out of Reading when we had that load of snow in late 2010, left work at 5 got home at 11.30 (20 miles) I had this on most of the time in the car - made the whole thing rather enjoyable. Stevie Ray Vaughn - Couldn't Stand the Weather.
  6. Excellent, looking forward to next year! I've seen him a few times, really like his style. I was a student at Portsmouth Poly as it was then and got to see BB King at the Guild Hall - probably 1988, fabulous he was too.
  7. Robert Cray at Pompey Guild Hall - next week. Now next year..
  8. I could hear bass and drums on the Stones effort, neither of which appeared to be in evidence from the vid's. Charlie was just farting around which was somewhat amusing. Elton and McCartney sounded terrible, Stevie Wonder - great.
  9. Mate at school sold me his Kay SG Bass for £5, I just worked it out with help from a guitarist friend and this book..https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bass-Guitar-Gregory-Harvey-Vinson/dp/B0023846E8 I really had no idea before this what a bass player did, still working on it!
  10. Tower of Power - Credit. The quick octave thing is causing some issues.
  11. It didn't make any sense at the time but it is a 5 string Sire Jazz, probably a bit heavy for him.
  12. A couple of weeks ago, on the Sunday morning after a rather good gig, I woke up and remembered a dream; this is unusual for me. It went like this.... Arnold Schwarzenegger was in my house, he picked up my bass, dropped it and the neck snapped...That's it. Given that Arnie has clear links to the end of the world as we know it perhaps someone was trying to tell me something?
  13. What long term damage is this is going to do for live music in pubs, social clubs etc? Are we prepared to gig for less money or even free for venues that will have lost so much revenue by the time this is all over? It's possible that the damage done will reduce further the venues available for bands, I don't have a good feeling about any of it.
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