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  1. 12stringbassist

    What are you listening to right now?

    Currently, rather a lot of Joe Jackson.
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    I wrote a book about being in a covers band

    Mine's on Amazon til tomorrow night. Then it gets unpublished.
  3. 12stringbassist

    I wrote a book about being in a covers band

    More people should write books about their band stories...
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    Talked myself out of buying a bass

    I went into the city at the weekend, to drop a bass bin for our PA off for repair. I'd spotted a whole HiWatt rig for sale at a bargain price in a shop (new MaxWatt series 300w amp and 4x10 and 1x15 cabs). I thought hard about storing it and using it and didn't go into the shop when I drove up to it. Will power.
  5. 12stringbassist

    How was your gig last night?

    Last night we played near Wigan. Our first time at the venue. I could have unloaded at the front, but the pub was full because of a 50th party. So I drove onto the rear car park. Mistake. I had a terrible time turning round to get back up towards the rear entrance and carrying the gear via a very very circuituous route to get into the pub. I vowed at that point to cancel the gig there later in the year. However, what turned out to be the party gig went well enough and we managed to load out through the front. Maybe it would be an idea to arrive a bit earlier next time.
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    The price of the book keeps being messed about with by Amazon - currently £23.12.
  7. 12stringbassist

    No Prices On New Guitars in PMT

    I find that checking the online price is the way, then comparing other shops on google to try for a price match. That won't work for a lot of their Fender guitars, as there are more variations than is sensible and identifying them. Is a pain.
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    It is being reviewed in the next issue of Shindig (#89, Velvet Underground on the cover). It got a really good review. Hopefully the other music mags will follow suit.
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    Bands that wont learn covers properly.

    Sometimes the only way to play a song is like the original. We couldn't change this....
  10. 12stringbassist

    Bands that wont learn covers properly.

    I helped a band out whose bassist was ill, for a few gigs a couple of years back. The frustration of dealing with people who really don't give a toss how a song is supposed to go, astonished me. When the intro of Proud Mary bears no relation to the key of the actual song that follows it, you know that it's ONLY a couple of gigs, then you're free again..
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    Out now on Amazon - who have (quite helpfully) temporarily slashed the price a bit to help it get moving... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/179435915X https://www.amazon.com/dp/179435915X https://www.amazon.de/dp/179435915X https://www.amazon.fr/dp/179435915X https://www.amazon.es/dp/179435915X https://www.amazon.it/dp/179435915X https://www.amazon.it/dp/179435915X Astonishingly, in its first couple of days, it went to #1 in music reference books in the UK. The first Slade #1 since '73.
  12. 12stringbassist

    Bass players who take their hand off the neck

    Me too. And to stop any sweat for a second by giving my hand a shake.
  13. 12stringbassist

    Geddy's Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass

    Cancelled and reordered at £15.02. In no hurry for it. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0062747835/
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    Geddy's Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass

    Mine was due yesterday (from amazon), then it failed to arrive and new date is 'Arriving 22 Feb - 22 Mar'. Anyone smell a rat?