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  1. 12stringbassist

    Cloud replica

    No idea if it was painted before fretting, but imagine yes. Frets are perfectly clean. Side view of neck: A bit of recording video - apologies for crappy video sound.
  2. 12stringbassist

    Cloud replica

    It's Gibson scale. The body is small, as per Prince's request, which makes it look out of whack a little. Width is what you would expect on an average Les Paul. 42mm at nut. 53 at 12th fret. The neck is a definite C - a bit of a tree trunk, but nice to play. Here it is next to a common or garden Strat. I am getting an ESP Cloud tomorrow (below), so it will be interesting to compare them.
  3. 12stringbassist

    What are you listening to right now?

    Rubber bullets > The hospital song by 10cc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dTnvhGHDGA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4NYG6DZHIg
  4. 12stringbassist

    Show us your set up.

    This is what I am currently inflicting on the world.
  5. 12stringbassist

    Cloud replica

    I have always fancied a Prince Cloud type guitar and thought I would take a punt on one from Sunfield Music in Miami. The price wasn't bad, including case. It turns out that they order from China and get them shipped direct to you. Anyway, back to the guitar. It arrived reasonably quickly after ordering and I escaped customs charges on it. Out of the case it looked amazing. No case included, so i got onto them by email. They confirmed that they case would be internally shaped, so I accepted having one shipped. Well worth the money (I got slapped for customs on the case). The guitar needed work: Replacement posts for the bridge. Frets leveling, as notes choked when I lowered the action. The pickups are branded EMG, but I doubt they are anything at all to do with EMG. Packing under the pickups to raise them. The pickups are quieter than a Strat I was alternating with this evening.
  6. 12stringbassist

    An Evening of Duran Duran BBC 4, Fri 29th June.

    Bog celebrities encounter - Birmingham NEC: George Harrison and Dave Edmunds. Beat that.
  7. 12stringbassist

    What are you listening to right now?

    A best of Roy Wood that takes in solo and group stuff.
  8. 12stringbassist

    How was your gig last night?

    On Sunday we played at a really well-attended local family fun day. We were put forward for the gig a while ago, but the organisers opted for a bunch of local lads, who were dirt cheap. The day before the gig they cancelled, and I got a tip off to ring the organiser. I mentioned our quite reasonable fee and he gulped (even though he was on the spot). I then mentioned we had done the local beer festival for the last two years and look to be established there for some time to come. He cheered up and said 'great, that's a deal'. We turned up on the day and we went down fine, had a great time and finished in time to head off and do our jam night down the road. I asked the organiser who the band were who let him down, when he paid us. He didn't name them but said it was "a bunch of local lads who hadn't realised it would clash with the England game".
  9. 12stringbassist

    Did your playing improve AFTER you left a band?

    I was in a band a couple of years back with a static set list that had very little drive or feel to it and the other two players were not up to much. I was doing jam nights with my current band members and after some time off for a serious op and recovery decided to make that my full-time band instead. Much better. I started to enjoy playing again and played a lot better. I took on lead vocals, so it was a slightly nervy time, but i got there (I hope).
  10. 12stringbassist

    Great band opportunity in Leeds...

    Nope!! I would have that straight on the 'dire mistakes' page of www.slayed.co.uk if it was!!!
  11. 12stringbassist

    How was your gig last night?

    I played one at the weekend and it was a place with it's own monster PA, so we didn't have to cart ours along. We went on at 10pm, which I think was a bit late. Our first half went down really well and we played it like we meant it. Our break was fairly short between sets, but the crowd started to drift and when we kicked off again and saw them leaving... for the first time, all of my momentum just went. I just felt like stopping. With the number of people left in, I just couldn't bring myself to go into the sing-along crowd pleasers. Unusual. I think tiredness due to my health condition was catching up with me. Oddly, the pub management were more than happy with us, but I felt like we had lost one for a change.
  12. Putting the call out to all our musician friends. The Three host a jam night most Sundays 6.30 - 9.00pm at Bar One Ten, Elliot Street, Tyldesley, M29 8FJ. Musicians - please share! Why not bring your band down to do 3 or 4 songs to a good audience and maybe get a Saturday booking at the venue? Want to get up, but don't have a band? If we know the song, we'll play it with you. We have folders full of lyrics and if you message me in advance, we can maybe learn some songs to back you on. Bands welcome. Your chance to rehearse those new songs in front of an audience and have a few beers, too. All acts get 3-4 songs, then the next act goes on, and so on, and then we will go around them again. We want everyone to get a turn. Come on down and make yourselves known to the host band and we will get you up, **guaranteed**. Quality back-line amps for 2 guitars and bass are provided, drums and PA for three vocals is in place. We carry spare instruments for use, but you can also bring your own. All we ask is that you have some idea of what you are doing before you go on and don't hold a conference onstage, as it eats into other people's time. Also. please watch the other performers when you have done your slot - it's only polite to do so.
  13. 12stringbassist

    What gear exceeded expectations for you?

    Nothing I have ever played through has matched this, or come close to it.
  14. 12stringbassist

    Rickenbacker... 5s?

    Those B and G strings are right on the edge of the neck from the look of it.