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  1. Not YouTube but I found the following really useful when I'm looking to brush up on my 6 string skills. Easy to follow & a song to learn & play along with at the end of each lesson. I have a terrible memory for anything above the number 4 so anything that takes me back to basics is perfect. https://www.liveabout.com/guitar-lessons-for-beginners-1711865
  2. That's too bad. I'm willing to persevere with mine but it certainly is a different feel.
  3. I don't blame you. As @Cat Burrito said, it is cool as! Just wish I was close to being so cool as there is a definite mismatch when I strap it on 😂
  4. Having suffered with Semi gas for some years now, I've been keeping my eye out for one of these for a while, and when one popped up "in stock" in the UK, I grabbed it before it could get away! And I'm smitten! Lovely thump & surprising range of tones available by twiddling the volumes to blend each pick up. Lovely high quality finish all round - can't fault anything. Only thing to get used to is that it's huge!😊 At least 3" longer from head to toe than my Fender P, and obviously a good deal fatter. It needs a completely different playing position compared to my "normal" basses, but it's something I'm looking forward to working on 🤗.
  5. Lovely! I've had my eye on that Gretsch for a while but never quite got around to pulling the trigger! Would love to know how it works out. Time to source a new one now to drool over!
  6. That's just showing off!
  7. Anthrax spring to mind. Scott Ian (rhythm guitar) writes the lyrics while Charlie Benante (drums) writes riffs & music I think.
  8. I agree the Chowneys look great and they are definitely on the list. I really need to get out there and try a few, but not so easy right now. And, even when you can get to shops, they don't seem to carry a huge range.
  9. What a ridiculous idea! Only getting a bass when you know "what for" 😂
  10. Skybone - what did you go for in the end? I find that I too have GAS for a semi and I'm leaning towards the Gretsch Electromatic, but it would good to know what those that have tried one think.
  11. I once got rather severely rebuked for daring to play Pink Floyd's Money when trying a bass back in the 90's....
  12. b) every time. If you really don't see any chance of improvement there's no point in stringing him along - it'll only get harder to tell him in the long run, and the truth is generally the best approach. Re-assure him that it's not personal and that it's purely because he's not at the same standard as the rest of you at the moment. Keep it civil & then the door is always open if there is a miraculous improvement in the future.
  13. I picked up an 2013 EB5 a few years ago when they were on offer at GAK, as I think a few others on here did too. Wasn't expecting anything special, but it turned out to be an absolute beast (in a good way). The pickups are stupidly powerful and versatile. With the coil tap option you can go from a lovely growl to a more vintage tone with a couple of twiddles and clicks . And, it's ridiculously light! Much lighter than anything else I have. It's the only 5er I have, so took a little bit of getting used to but it's now one of my favourites.
  14. I'd forgotten just how much fun that film is!
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