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  1. Quincy - Oh dear!

    There is a phrase "The only reason we can see so far is that we are standing on the shoulders of giants". Elvis may have opened the door but it was the Beatles who ran through. Doesn't mean you have to like them or even think of them as great musicians, although I personally think they are. The Ed Sulivan performance sent big ripples around the world and I can't think of any other music event that has had such an impact, even live aid. He may be calling things as he sees it and he may be wrong.
  2. Out of your depth.

    One thing I have learnt is just because it is recorded doesn't mean it will sound good live, particularly with fills. I learn the basic framework, lock in with the other musicians as they will tend to do their own thing and then look at what's missing and then put that in.
  3. How do you know if you're any good?!

    If you have to ask the question you already know the answer.
  4. Substitute

    Political correctness gone mad. What if the Who were trying to make a statement that was actually politically correct, would that make it different? I don't see any hate in there?
  5. SE Bass Bash 2017 - with Steve Lawson and Davey Rimmer

    To be honest I always come in late ;-)
  6. SE Bass Bash 2017 - with Steve Lawson and Davey Rimmer

    Gutted I missed this. Will definitely make the next one.
  7. Sigh.....this is what we're up against

    Market forces rule. Simple as that.
  8. DMX Enlighten me.

    How long until you end up doing the operation rather than the singer ;-)
  9. Saw Stone Sour at Brixton and...

    Saw them at Brighton. Best band I have seen live, when they headlined second stage Download and played Bother (which I am glad is not currently in the set as it breaks it up too much) after Paul Gray had died, just destroyed me. I am welling up thinking about it. I can say I was there.
  10. Gallien Kruger MB500 Vs Markbass LMIII

    I have had both (well Jeff Berlin combo) and LM 500. MB for rock, Mark Bass is more jazzy. MB would not run low ohm cab at high volume for 2hrs as the protection would cut in. MB never faltered at all but was a combo with an extension cab. I suspect I do play quite a lot louder than most or needs be to be honest ;-)
  11. Customised guitar straps

    Don't open the links they are traps to get you to spend money you don't need to ;-)
  12. 1st rehearsal cancelled !!!

    I am in something similar. We have been going for a year had three practices with about a dozen different members coming in and out within this time, with the setlist changing significantly within this time. I treat is a a maybe project and will only now learn the tracks to jam level a day before any rehersal. I am also looking at other projects and keeping investments in this one to a minimum. I feel your pain.
  13. Billy Sheehan.

    I have never seen anyone make it all look so easy. Why is he not a member on here???
  14. Mid-gig gear disasters

    Had loads in my cheaper gear days including two strings falling off at once. Couldn't rescue that one...
  15. Beyond your technical ability

    Don't forget the guitarist won't play it the same as the original either. I always get the basic structure correct and then listen to the guitarist to make it fit.