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  • Birthday 16/04/1964

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  1. You could try starting off with a needle file and use old strings (as files) to get the final fit and finish. Works surprisingly well if you take it slow with the needle file and just use the pointy bit at the end for the smaller slots.
  2. My wife has a similar reaction these days....
  3. My prep for tonight's do consisted of home-made burritos with the lovely Mrs Malarky! We did the setup and soundcheck this afternoon already.... Anyone playing tonight - have a good one 🎶
  4. Very nice local pub, The Angel. Great punters, great food and they've organised a minibus to take the band home - pick up the gear the next day. Looking forward to it 😀
  5. I have made an Ampmaker SE5 kit. It was great, with excellent instructions. One thing I might suggest in addition to all the good advice above - perform a thorough PAT test on your finished amp. There will be someone local who can do it if you're not qualified yourself.
  6. Our gigs last Friday and Saturday, both Christmas parties, 'Santa Baby' (Kylie Minogue?) and 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' went down pretty well. Just had a quick run through at soundcheck and got away with it. An actual Irish bloke got up to help sing Fairytale of New York on Friday, which worked out surprisingly well!
  7. Yes it is perfectly possible. The downside is that the balance between the two pickups may change. Could be better or worse but I suspect the QP will have a bit more output than a standard pickup.
  8. I do it, everyone ok's it and then the singer/guitarist changes it around 10 mins before we start. Every time. 🙄
  9. I do as Paul_c2 said: a metronome app where you can tap the tempo. I also use an old Boss TU-80 tuner/metronome that has this feature and write the tempo on the setlist if it's an issue.
  10. BMF is most common (I think that's what the 'F' stands for). But like mybass says, a quick check of the hole dimensions will tell you. https://schaller.info/en/machine-heads/288/original-f-series-bmf?c=53
  11. Schaller, Gotoh, Rotosound and Seymour Duncan. Based in Wales so it's nice to support a local endeavour: https://towymusic.com/
  12. What they said. Not much fun removing a nut that glued in solid....
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