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  1. My last dpd delivery gave me a one hour time slot and arrived 10 minutes into it UPS please note. (knocks once, leaves card, drive off)
  2. Are there any other sort?
  3. Lat time I ordered parts from outside the EU (USA) I paid around $50 priority shipping (72 hours?). The stuff took 3 weeks to arrive, customs in Coventry lost it for a week. Had to pay VAT and customs charge before delivery. EU could be like that now. Thomann was good while it lasted, usually had delivery within 3 days.
  4. It should be noted that the petition has only run for a little over a month and has already reached 280,000 signatories. This is unusually high, I think only petitions about the B word have reached such numbers.
  5. (NOTE: Petitions are debated in the smaller Westminster Hall, not the main Chamber of the HOC. Usually very few attend, they just could not be A###d. The Government usually gives a "Rubber Stamp" reply.This is a politically neutral statement! I'm sorry that's the way it is.) But do contact your MP, this is a serious loss to the economy and to the arts. More details rom the email: "On Monday 8 February the Petitions Committee will hold a virtual e-petition session to discuss arrangements for UK musicians in the EU. MPs will discuss arrangements for UK musicians in the EU in light of the petition you have signed calling for a Europe-wide visa-free work permit for touring professionals and artists. Caroline Dinenage, Minister for Digital and Culture, will respond for the Government." Watch live from 4.30pm on Monday 8 February: https://youtu.be/VsaAKoULWNs
  6. Welcome to the club. enjoy the coke. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ImbySEo00U
  7. I played this album every day for a whole year! Only ever did that with a Yes album. Shortest I have is Johnny Winter's Second Winter (1969). Not quite a double vinyl album. Side 1 15:23 Side 2 14:39 Side 3 17:01 Side 4 There isn't one!
  8. Rick Wakeman said Jon's lyrics all mean something. Another way to enjoy is to avoid anything after Relayer. Works for me.
  9. I can assure you I have been locked down, working too hard at home, in the last few months. Thanks!
  10. Last time I needed some TI flats, about a year ago Amazon was a silly price. Got a set almost £10 less from Bax Music. Had a few other bits from them since, they don't get mentioned much here, unless I've missed it.
  11. Essential listening...
  12. I got the 4 string progressive Deko (£37) , liked it so much I then got two Ibanez SR's which are slightly lighter. Only bad point was the individual 4 part bridge with hard to get at intonation screws. I replaced it with a single part Gotoh copy. Still have it, it owes me nothing, plays well.
  13. Never knew that was there, the most difficult band to Google. I have the first 2 albums. I suspect they used quite a few of Fibonacci's numbers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number
  14. Something a little different from Beethoven https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6T5Cu4KiN4
  15. 2012 Fender Mex P 8lb 2oz 2019 Fender Mex J 9lb 2oz Ibanez SR500 7lb 2oz - probably lighter than the short scale Jaguar I used to have. Problem with short scale is finding strings (flats) that feel right, don't need to look now I have a SR500
  16. Free set of strings taken off a new Fender Player (Mex) J bass. I'll post out second class, receiver puts postage in any charity box! (Karma init?)
  17. J neck is about quarter inch shorter than J bridge so would be noticed? Possibly there is a wiring change by a previous owner? One pup should have north poles and one south poles, so when connected out of phase in humbuck mode the string vibrations are in phase.
  18. I'm pretty sure the push switch on the last pedal I bought uses a Hall Effect Sensor.
  19. Riick Wakeman emphatically stated the Jon Anderson's lyrics all meant something. I'm still working on working them out. Did we ever have a mis-heard lyric thread? I quite liked Jagger's "I'm a cold Italian Pizza" on Monkey man.
  20. I'd agree almost 100% with this. But never really liked anything after Relayer, seemed like a different band, I know bands have to change, but it did not work for me. Once played Topographic Oceans every day for a year. Is that dedication of a fan, or just sad? (other LP's were available!)
  21. Last time I did this, cost a fiver, took a few weeks and I only had the book for less than 2 weeks (else fined!). A good service for rare books though.
  22. Someone posted this on twitter, thought I'd re-post here. Born this day in 1915.
  23. Sadly, in my music room, it's pronounced "Behringer". Another interesting link, worth re-posting: http://120years.net/
  24. On BBC World service, presented by Nick Mason https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csz42d
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