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  1. It would make much more sense for them to decide on the set list for the next gig and let you learn that and practice it with the band. That way the gig should go well and the pressure will be off trying to learn a silly amount of songs. Then you could work up another 5 or 6 for the next gig. That way the whole band would bed in the songs with the new member without learning stuff they hardly ever play. That can always be done at a later date.
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    F a n n y (the band)

    What about the all female band The Slits. Thats a fairly obvious fnar fnar.
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    The Police

    My post was partly tongue in cheek, but one member of a three piece has to have input regarding the bands music.
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    The Police

    I beg your pardon, drummers never have unnecessary or irrelevant opinions, and certainly not when a member of a three piece.
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    Thoughts on short scale basses?

    For short scale you cant go wrong with D'Addario. If you want more tension in the strings go for a heavier gauge.
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    Thoughts on short scale basses?

    That is beautiful. And my favorite colour. I feel a session with the debit card is in order.
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    What floats your boat?

    Its all about individual songs, not genre. Music I like and music I dont like. Simple. Anything from the 20s to yesterday, if I like it I like it.
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    A bit of praise for Amazon

    I am not arguing about who's fault the tax loopholes are, we all know and we know why they dont close them, as they could, tomorrow. My point being that the poorer you are the less chance you have to pay less, whereas billion pound businesses, who can easily afford to pay their due, choose not too. Most retailers dont use zero hours contracts, as Amazon do so you are wrong there. And you expect me to back them? Get real.
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    A bit of praise for Amazon

    I cant avoid paying my taxes, its paye and vat mainly. Amazon make billions and still skulk behind tax evasion. M n S paid more tax last year than Amazon paid in the last 10. Its unfair competition and the consumer chose it cos its cheap. Its cheap because we subsidise its lack of tax by paying the poor staff top up benefits to make up meagre wages. Say what you like, I vote with my debit card and its not going to those shysters.
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    Depressing things your bandmates say.

    Great song, sung from the heart, so why not? Not all popular songs are rubbish.
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    The NOIZE - THE SLADE DISCOGRAPHY

    Great band and under rated musicians. My bro and his mates went to see Slade for a laugh back in the day. They still say its one of the best gigs they have ever attended.
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    A bit of praise for Amazon

    Until they start paying there due tax bill I will not use them for anything. They have destroyed competition and high street retailers by avoiding paying taxes and screwing warehouse staff. Awfull company. I dont care how "legal" their tax avoidance is, its morally wrong and unfair to competition.
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    New Ashdown 3x10 cab!

    Aye, we had a WEM bandmaster pa back in the day. Each column had 2x12, 2x10 and 2 hf horns, only 100 watt pa but sounded loud and sweet.
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    I played the Holy Grail of bass

    /\ This. All of it.
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    Relative values - the Gilmour auction

    Yea but most of the none playing collectors buy simply to own what they hope will be a appreciating asset. Then flog it on when it is worth a lot more. Instruments were made to be played.
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