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About Phill

  • Birthday August 20

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  1. String delivery day! Thanks to Optima for my RB Flats, Studio Golds & Protos for double bass. A very happy & proud endorsee!


  2. Phill

    Musicians Hearing health Scheme

    A great service & a discount for MU members too! Got my appointment next week
  3. I've been working on patches & soundscaping on my Moog Sub Phatty this week. Diallin gin some great sounds for live shows & recording 


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    2. Phill


      Give me a message if you want a hand etc

    3. bartelby


      Cheers Phill. It’s part of an ever growing system... I built a new module yesterday, that’s not in this photo, and I have another 6 to build...3CC09450-F1F4-4F44-8D23-E8E7D04CCF2C.thumb.jpeg.b2f8fc65acaeb235c38adb44a6f8f850.jpeg

    4. Phill


      Fair play! 

  4. 16 gigs came in today! MD'ing 13 of them too 👌

    1. owen


      That is a good day.

    2. SpondonBassed
    3. Marc S

      Marc S

      Wow! Great news :)

  5. I'm back after a very long break! Heres what I've been up to & what this year has in store for myself & bass playing career https://www.phillcourtmusic.com/single-post/2019/01/13/Bassicly-Speaking-September-2018---January-2019

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    2. Marc S

      Marc S

      Hello from another fellow South Walian. 
      Nice precis of what looks to have been a busy few months :)

    3. Phill


      Hey JapanAxe! Good to know! 

    4. Phill


      Thanks Marc!

  6. Damm 😂 Second thoughts then... a really nice wide leather strap I found in a local music store!
  7. Best - Got to be my Overwater Custom (bought it but haven't picked it up yet) Worst - Due to a mixup with many string manufacturers/companies a tonne of strings which I know I will never use 👍 It's been a good year though!
  8. Phill

    Reading skills (charts, dots)

    I've always read dots, sightread & charts from nn early age. In my experience the only times I've actually used them is working in the pits, cruises & my own teaching practice. Even doing sessions they normally use give me a chart or tell me the basic structure. It's a great skill to have, but it's use is sadly declining (for me and players I know)
  9. Phill

    Hey everyone!

    Welcome Armin!
  10. My custom Overwater will be ready to pick up in the new year!!!! :D 

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    2. Happy Jack

      Happy Jack

      Which new year did you have in mind, Phill? :|

    3. Phill


      This coming January :) 

    4. Marc S

      Marc S

      New year..... new custom bass! What a great thing to look forward to :)

  11. Good news! My ear is working again!! Still ave to have another op but I can hear 😁

    1. prowla


      It's good to hear!

    2. discreet


      Yay! ...I said, 'YAY!'

  12. I've been  very quiet as of late. I've gone profoundly deaf in the right ear due to an infection & have not gigged or undertook any music work in weeks. I've got an exploitative operation tomorrow & my first gig in months Saturday. Look after your ear health.

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    2. Phill


      Thanks! No luck so far, but managed to get through a gig earlier 👍

    3. Marc S

      Marc S

      Ooooo, sorry to hear that Phill. Hope you're not suffering, since the gig. And I hope they sort you out, asap :)

    4. Phill


      Thanks Marc, The gig went well but there was such an overwhelming amount of noise coming into my good ear, it was hard to concentrate.

  13. Went to the Welsh premiere of Bohemian Rhapsody last Wednesday, really enjoyed it too. A few inconsistencies but overall thourougly enjoyed it 👍 

  14. Great week recording in Weston! Managed to get some articles, remote sessions & plenty of pints done too 😁 back to flooded Wales tomorrow & a new student starting 


    1. Marc S

      Marc S

      Sounds like you had a cracking week there matey :)  Don't forget to post some links to the recorded material, or snippets of it
      ..... and next time, some beer samples wouldn't go amiss either ;)

    2. Phill


      It was tiring but worth it!, Will do when it's released. I filmed a bit but I'm not allowed to post it 🙃 John Smith's was lovely at £2.80 a pint 👌

  15. Phill

    To Cull or Not to Cull...

    I've had 30+ in the past but I'm really cutting it back to a custom "Pingray" fiver, old jazz a fretless & my upright. I think they will cover 99.9% of anything I'd have to cover. I do have regrets selling a few but I suppose that's life 😔