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About sykilz

  • Birthday 01/06/1969

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  1. Same here FinnDave, I'm a postal worker so still out all week, but luckily I have a garden, the sun, spotify, a good book and several pints of Abbot to get through so loving the safety of staying home for a while. Stay safe everyone.
  2. Hi, no the one I saw , and pictured, is the Aztec gold American original 50's precision. The Vintera isn't as sparkly as this I think, though there are some great colour schemes on the Vinteras too.
  3. Not at all, IMO all P basses look pretty cool because the design is just right to my eyes. My favourite P bass I had was a plain black with black pickguard and a dark rosewood board, nothing special, but it just worked ( visually ) for me.
  4. Beautiful trio, but that gold is just sublime.๐Ÿ™‚
  5. Not everyone's cup of tea, but I saw one of these in the flesh at PMT and was blown away by it, usually I like blues/blacks/ white basses, so this took me by surprise....
  6. I was there too Paul S, agreed the bass wasn't that pleasant, too middy and in your face for my liking. However the rest of the band sounded great, even the drums which had a great snap to them. Never seen Joanne before but she was astounding, very impressed , she came across as a pleasant person too. All in all a good midweek night out.
  7. Def Leppard have also announced some dates with ZZ Top in USA, that would be worth a look. I saw Leps last year on the Hysteria anniversary tour in London and they can still put on a decent show and sound good for a stadium band of advancing years. They still play A LOT in America, where it seems their audiences are guaranteed to be big, good luck to them. Also their last studio album was their best since the glory days IMO.
  8. Cool!! For me he'd be in a three way tie with Phil Lynott and Geddy Lee, all 3 very different but equally wonderful. First saw Doug with King's X (supporting Anthrax ) way back in....'89...???!!!!
  9. Anyone mentioned Dug ( Doug) Pinnick yet, didn't see his name as I scrolled through..? Great soulful rock voice and his bass tone is very distinctive. Groovy player too.
  10. After reading his rather lovely book of bass, I would suggest a certain Mr Geddy Lee, from Toronto, Canada has most of them.....
  11. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ and the wag who shouted out " Steve....it's the Uninvited Guest!"
  12. I was at Southend too, I echo the comments above, a marvellous, moving performance, IMO. I was stage right about six rows from front and the sound mix was one of the most perfect I can remember, the bass was just right here, Pete is a great player, his sound had punch and bite when neeeded but also a beautiful depth and warmth in the quieter songs. And you could actually hear the strings/wind section!!!! ( who were very well integrated into the songs I thought.) The Clare incident was hilarious, I love the way H interacts with the audience but I think he may have learned a lesson there. The sound tech bringing her a bag of crisps and a banana as she sat there drunkenly swaying was a nice touch.
  13. Playing in a recent covers band, like most comments above, the drummer started and set probably 80% of the songs, and the guitar 18%, which left our last song which was Motorheads Ace of Spades which I started. I found incredible pleasure adapting the speed up ....or even more up.....depending on how much I wanted the drummer to sweat at the end of a long evening playing ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  14. Got a last minute ticket to see Alice Cooper, thought the band were really good, lots of great 80's style shredding guitar from Nita Strauss if that's your thing then you'll love this tour. Good set list too , I thought, and he can still sing as well as any 70 year old rocker. Support was the Stranglers, I only really know the singles but they seemed like they didn't want to be there. Golden Brown ( which I love) sounded, to me, awful, like a bunch of amateurs playing it, and the singing wasn't good. Things did improve on the more punky/rocky songs and No More Heroes went down well.
  15. I turned 50 this year and decided , for reasons not dissimilar to yourself Linus, that I was done. I wasn't lucky enough to play at the level you did, I played in a few (IMO) decent originals bands, then latterly a good rock covers band, but there just came a day when the passion wasn't there, also playing the covers was spoiling the enjoyment of listening to music for me. I've got myself a little Marshall and an Epiphone Les Paul, and enjoy strangling a sound out of that at home, and occasionally still play my bass at home too, but the thought of gigging leaves me cold now. I've got back into photography too, which was always a passion and still remains fun, for me. I find that I'm enjoying listening to music a lot more now.Do what makes you happy, and enjoy it.
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