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  • Birthday 23/08/1974

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  1. Clarkson should be fired at the sun. I’d pay for that. It would make great TV
  2. I have the earlier Precision (I think it's a 2007), I recently put the CS 63 pickup in it. It's a fantastic thing.
  3. Yep, it's a Fender Noiseless Jazz pickup. These came with US pickups as standard. I have a passive one that came with a normal US single coil. They're great basses. They're the missing link between the California and the original Roadworn series. Though these are MIM not US, made from the same parts, but these were mostly active. Steal at that price. I paid similar for mine 15 years ago.
  4. John is a top fella. A real pleasure to deal with.
  5. Looks to me like the 2nd wave is starting to take hold. I know deaths aren't really rising yet, but admissions have started to rise again and cases are rising quickly even when the increased testing is taken into account. A high proportion of the newest cases are 18-24 year olds, which explains the lack of deaths, but it's only a matter of time before this spreads into higher risk demographics. I fear what's coming. Especially with so many people thinking the threat from covid is at, least partially over and are attempting to do things which are by their very nature going to mix people of different ages and locations, such as sporting events and dare I say it, music.
  6. We were going to do an outside gig this weekend and stream it. I was due to go over to our studio to collect my cab, meeting our singer there who has the key, on Monday, but i was busy. Got a text from him yesterday (Tuesday) morning cancelling as he thinks he has the virus. He became fully symptomatic overnight. Turns out his next door neighbour is a confirmed case. Stay safe out there.
  7. I carry a set of broken in strings. Ive broken a string twice in nearly 15 years...
  8. Own 5 basses currently. A fretless, a bass vi, a jazz a precision and a pj. I play my p 99% of the time and 100% of the time i play seriously so I could easily live without the others. I did take my jazz to a gig last year, but never played it. I noodle on the others. Each one probably less than once a month.
  9. The other members of my band are keen to start rehearsing again. I’m not keen at all. I don’t really see it as a risk that I might catch it and get ill. see it more a risk, however small, that if I put myself in a place where I might catch it, then even if I don’t get sick I might be passing it on. So trips to the shops for instance become far more stressful. I’m happy feeling confident I don’t have it and can’t have it other than contracting it in the one or two local shops I’ve been in. There have been zero cases locally. I really don’t want to be the one who brings it in. it does t help that one of us is a social worker who has spent the whole of lockdown working and going into people’s houses, going into an office, using the trams etc.
  10. Yeah, he’s great... Here’s the interview I half remembered.
  11. The story I read about Nils’ piano playing, I can’t remember where. He reckoned he couldn’t play the piano. Never had done before until Neil Young forced him into it, I think when they were recording After the Goldrush by reminding him could play the accordion 😎
  12. Cool Nils is one of those musicians I got brought up on. I'd love to have met him.
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