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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.
  14. I've Been Loving You..Otis Redding
  15. How can the bloke on the Guitar not be rolling on the floor, that's possibly the most amusing thing I have seen for a while. However I do laugh at fart noises...
  16. Gig last night at The Cannon in Guildford, played there a few times - normally a good crowd - last night was a bit sparse. Played ok for the most part. The band did get a bit loud, the drummer broke a stick - we were looking at the guitarist - wasn't me gov! Gig on Friday (different band) was a multi band thing at the Railway in Winchester. We were first on and did 1/2 hour then followed by four other bands. Slightly odd cos we do function band dance, soul, pop etc - not quite sure why we were there - other than hoping for more work. The other bands were young chaps doing noisy stuff - but rather entertaining. We appeared to go down quite well in an environment and audience that were not really there for us.
  17. I had the mid 80s dream team of a Cobra 90 combo and Westone Thunder 1a. The Cobra was sold many years ago, still have the Westone. Yes, the green Carlsbro logo was a bit TE, I wonder if they sold a few on that basis alone.
  18. George Ezra has done some good tunes. Trying to get my lot to do Dont Matter Now, a good tune for some audience participation.
  19. 14, but four of those were in December. I think I have about 6 booked for this year so far.
  20. Played in a large pub near Crawley, done this one a couple of times before this year and its a bit useless as a music venue. First set 9.30 to 10.30 - a relatively indifferent reception but we played well. Second set much more like it. went on at 11 played till just before 12.00 did the countdown to 2020 and launched straight into....Sex on Fire (yes I know) but people love it, finished with Simply the Best. Got home a 2.00. Looking forward to the first practice with my other band on Sunday 5th - first activity with this lot since a gig in Sept - due to guitarist difficulties.
  21. Did a wedding gig at Chawton Hampshire - just 10 mins down the road for me. We got booked via contact on our Facebook page - was a bit of a surprise cos we don't do many gigs and it was quite short notice for a wedding. Our previous gig in June was at a pub in Alton; we did fine job but played to a relatively disinterested and sparse crowd, found out last night that it was the reason we got booked for the wedding, just goes to show that a disappointing gig can lead to better things. Back to the gig..Lovely informal and relaxed vibe - gig was at a farm in a marquee set up in a field. From the first song folks were up dancing and singing. At the end of the first set we had lots of positive feedback, this is great and gets us all well up for set two. Some tunes got extended as peeps are clearly having fun - a particularly lengthy version of Monkey Man due to bride and groom madly dancing etc. At the end a chap introduced himself as a fellow bass player and said some lovely stuff about the band - what a fab evening!
  22. What is Hip....I have a go at it fairly regularly, don't appear to be making much progress.
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