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BrunoBass last won the day on June 26 2018

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  1. BrunoBass


    If you mean covering one’s derrière in the event of possible time off work, potential loss of earnings, and subsequent accounting for my whereabouts to my boss, then yes you probably could say it’s a sign of the times. Twice.
  2. BrunoBass


    It went very well thank you. Having avoided doing anything for 48 hours and allowing it to dry up somewhat I managed to open it up again lifting a PA speaker up on to it’s stand. From that point on it bled for a while, not heavily, but enough to get it all over my white bass. Great for the punk credentials but not very good for trying to hold a pick. A few songs in though it’d stopped and I forgot all about discomfort. We ended up playing a blinder.
  3. Get it wired with a master volume and a pan pot. I had the same issue and rewiring like that solved it.
  4. This ^ I set the amp for finger style and then just knock the volume and tone controls back a touch when using a pick - easy and quick in a live environment. Our set is probably 70/30 favouring fingerstyle, although last nights gig was 100% pick due to me slicing my index finger open earlier in the week.
  5. BrunoBass

    How was your gig last night?

    Me too. We had a gig earlier this year in a small pub where we had to set up in an area the staff had cleared for us. We’re only a three piece but it was still a squash. There was a couple on an adjacent table that were in the way to be honest, we had to put an amp right next to their table, thinking they’d realise what was happening and move to one of the other free tables. But no, they stayed put. We then had to put the PA stand in front of the table, it got to the stage that we were actually building up around them but they still didn’t move. We needed to access a wall socket that was behind their table which we had crawl under to reach, no offer to move when we apologetically explained that we needed to get to it. The landlord could see what was happening and we thought he might suggest to the couple that might consider moving to another table, but no. Even when we sound checked they remained there, trying to have a conversation and continued trying after we’d started the set, eventually moving table about three songs in. There are some very odd people around, it’s just territorial ‘I’m not f***ing moving grumble grumble’ obtusity. Luckily they’re the minority, most people can see what you’re doing and are happy to cooperate.
  6. BrunoBass

    How was your gig last night?

    We have a number of songs that I don’t like playing, but the crowd reaction makes it worth it. Mind you, I wouldn’t choose to listen to 80% of the material we play anyway.
  7. BrunoBass

    How was your gig last night?

    Just got in from tonight’s gig at The Bell in Bicester, we play there a couple of times a year and it’s always a cracker, tonight was no exception. We started late, about 9.30 to avoid a clash with a music festival in town. I think we hoovered up everyone leaving as the place was rammed. Fantastic crowd, really up for it, we played really well, great energy between us at the moment. I played my new Squire PJ again which sounded great. I’m home now - hot, sweaty, achey and still buzzing.
  8. BrunoBass

    How does everyone find bands?

    I suppose it’s more critical for you Blue as it’s your income. I can afford to be bandless for a while.
  9. BrunoBass


    I had a run through the set earlier. Fingerstyle is out unfortunately. I can now hold a pick between thumb and index finger so it’s going to be all pick tonight (usually 70/30 favouring fingers). Fingers crossed (excuse the pun)...
  10. BrunoBass

    Pedal steel / lap steel

    Thanks for that! I really appreciate you taking the time and effort to give me such an informative response. Lots to get into there! 👍🏻
  11. BrunoBass


    So the worst of the cuts (index / main plucking finger) is healing quite well. I’ve let the air at it and haven’t done anything with it since Thursday’s rehearsal. It’s still a bit sore but if I can keep it out of trouble until tonight I’m hopeful it shouldn’t be a problem. (Our wisecracking drummer suggested we play something by Badfinger. That was quite good for him...)
  12. BrunoBass

    How does everyone find bands?

    Agreed. Time wasters and dreamers on the whole, people trying to sell graphic design services, and the occasional person genuinely looking for musicians.
  13. BrunoBass

    Pedal steel / lap steel

    Very nice. Thank you. I’m very interested in pedal steel but the cost of buying one is prohibitive for me. Lap Steel is more realistic price wise. I know a lap doesn’t have the pedals and levers that are a big part of the pedal steel sound but I’m wondering how close you can get without them? I understand you can’t do the bends without them but do some laps have a mechanism similar to Fender’s B-Bender that allow bending of one string within a chord? I only ever seem to see six string laps and I’m wondering if 8 or 10 string laps exist? I’m guessing E9 tuning over 10 strings is pretty crucial for country or roots music? If that’s the case can a fair replication of E9 be achieved with six strings? Pedal steel seems such a niche instrument in the UK it’s difficult to find information or anywhere you can try one. Thanks again.
  14. BrunoBass

    ChangesTwoBowie @ Witney Music Festival 17/8/18

    Pity I couldnt make it, an eighteen month old with the sick bug put paid to any plans last night... looks like it was a good one!
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    Til Dawn (BrunoBass)

    A few recent live shots...