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Waddo Soqable

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  1. I did watch that some while back, but I'll definately give it another look as it was very well done and worth seeing again👍
  2. Here's another cracker from Joe Meek. Note the bass player using a single index finger throughout on his groovy Burns bass.. (Ok I know they're miming, but presumably thats how he played it ) Apparently he was the brother of the excellent Honey Lantree on drums too
  3. Telstar vid indeed featuring Heinz Burt with the rather "bright" hair ! Sadly died in 2000 apparently, only in his mid 50s.
  4. So do you sell sea shells by the sea shore then ?
  5. It's surprising how nice and deep a sound you can get with the thumb compared to a normal finger.. Indispensable for dub type sounds 👍
  6. I seem to remember some punk stuff on the lightning label back then too.. I'll have to go back thru the thread and have a listen to what you've been posting as not been on basschav much !
  7. Unless you had blagged the hotel as a freebie, you coulda' saved a pile of dosh and crashed at our flat in Islington back then 👍
  8. I have yes, I just traced a thin paper template of the headstock in real size, cut the shape out with scissors, drew round it on the actual headstock, and trimmed the wood to suit. This assumes you've got enough extra wood to do this, the one I did was a chinese cheapo neck that the headstock was oversize in the right places, so was easy enough to re shape to the fender design, just needed a bit off the bottom and accentuate the "curve" a bit.
  9. Picato, 98700 ground nylon banjo 19 19 set 87NY. is what's marked on the packet. ( I didn't use the 5th short drone string as I just play 'em as a 4 string like some of the old ragtime mob did ! ) You may have to hunt round as nylon banjo strings seem fairly rare in uk for some reason, tho picato strings are uk made allegedly. i thought they immediately sounded much nicer than steel strings, but it's obviously all down to personal preference and what you want to play on it.
  10. Top man ! Wish I'd have known about this at the time as I was often around Shoreditch in 2015 and would have happily come and hurled things at you !
  11. This isn't Klezmer, but if you're interested in historical Jewish music, check out this group. This track is a favourite of mine, having a bit of a Sephardic connection myself.
  12. That's a coincidence, as I've just changed some steel strings over to nylon ( effectively gut equivalent) on the banjo i was putting together, as I preferred the sound, the very old banjo I've got has always had non-steel strings so I was aware they're quite different, and gets away from the bluegrass type sound !
  13. It's not as frightening as it looks, there's lots of keywork but even if you've played the recorder for instance it'd kind of make sense, I played the saxophone as a teenager and that transferred a lot of stuff over. No idea about teachers, you could get a fair way on your own if you're musical anyway. Bloody expensive certainly, though likely turn up on ebay as bargains sometimes, a bit of a "pig in a poke" that way of course. Your sis should have a go if she fancies it, coincidentally there's quite a few ladies that play bassoon.
  14. I played the Bassoon for a while, not got any recordings of it tho.. Very useful instrument actually is the bassoon, my interest in that direction was more baroque continuo type thing at the time, but it would be an interesting addition to a number of genres no doubt. It's great as everyone knows in "tears of a clown " of course. I don't still own one regrettably.
  15. I've never thought of it as "it changed my life"... but for instance, if Punk had never happened, I wouldn't have done the things I did, been in the bands I was, met the people I did, and took the path I did... so in that sense yes..
  16. The first gigs I did were in the Punk era, so sneering contempt was the look our audience got, and spitting back at them in the face of the inevitable gob-fest Subsequent post-punk outfits had a more "serious and detached" persona, no smiling or anything like that ! I guess it entirely depends on the genre as to how you present yourself.. Ultimately it's all "acting" really.
  17. From what I gather she's only stashing them for a matter of months rather than years, so its very possible to overthink it a bit... with basic common sense applied as in many posts here, I'd really think the instruments will be fine.
  18. Pick 95% of the time, exclusively the old Jim Dunlop grey nylon .73 ( tho I did have some JD .88s that I modded a bit with sandpaper ! ) The exception to the above being low dub stuff ( for which the thumb works best for me)
  19. If the garage is dry I wouldn't see a problem, especially for the bass in a hardcase. I seem to recall it being recommended that you store cased guitars standing upright on end, like "soldiers" if that makes sense. Do you not envisage having a more "indoors" area to live / sleep in then ?
  20. Doing some stuff with Andy Gill ( gang of four) would've been good, because he was a properly innovative guitarist
  21. Ukulele, Banjo and suitcase obviously... 👍
  22. S'all right Doc, I've gots Oxy Acetylene and a 12" Stihl disc cutter.. Oh, and lots of hammers.. I sometimes ask girls if they'd like to come and see my collection of hammers... 😈
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