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  1. It's funny, when it comes to guitars, I want LOTS, but with basses, I'm perfectly happy with a P bass; I have a rosewood board model (actually Brandoni, but its guts are all Fender, and Brandoni bought out all the old Fender Japan necks and bodies, so it kind of is a Fender just made by not-Fender), I want a mapleone. IvI had silly money I'd buy two or three more colours, but with bass as I say I don't crave the variety I do with guitar.
  2. When it comes to basses, I have very simple tastes - I like a P bass. Nothing else really does it for me (though on day I night have a p-bass made with a Firebird-shaped body). With three grand to blow on gear, I'd likely hit the Fender Mod Shop and buy a P Bass with very late 50s styling (in metallic Turquoise with a gold anodised guard, and maple board), and a matching Strat.
  3. Nice! I like how it does its own thing. Got a sort of shape I'd associate with one of those cool, obscure 'out there' 50s/60s models that Eastwood revive, but in that reclaimed wood look. I like it very much, there's a sort of primal look to it.
  4. Depends on the size of the bundle - and yeah, anyone with any sense should count it (and anyone honest wouldn't object), but it's been known to happen.
  5. Or (allegedly) Paul Simonon in the Clash. Apparently he wasn't so hot in the early days, learned on the job... If you heard any Sid Vicious er live recording, it's *all* Steve Jones playing - Sid's bass was turned right out of the mix. Jim Morrison, pre-Doors, got a gig miming guitar for a Summer tour when a friend's band's gigging contract specified one mored member, and it gave him a taste for the stage.... I don't know tat I'd want to do it forever, but a paying gig before Christmas where nobody knows, notices or cares? Hell, yeah.
  6. The only thing you have to be careful with cash on collection is that it's legit / not half stuffed with newspaper. One reason I'm so bad at clearing out old music gear is that I hate having strangers come round, and I can't deliver. Did sell an old Fender amp on eBay once, think i took cash for that and it turned out okay, but it's not easy. Often wish I'd stuck to harmonica....
  7. Anyone tried one of these little amps yet? I'm only really a home player these days, so I don't really need something other than my old Vox T-25 (lovely sounding little amp), but part of me really does fancy one of these. Yes, I know they're a plastic body.
  8. Easier to be able to sit in on a jam when you don't have your own instrument too. I can manage a bit on a r/h bass just held my way round; less so on guitar, at least beyond root 6th barres....
  9. http://customshop.seymourduncan.com/filtertron-for-gretsch/
  10. Probably many ended up binned if the acts behind them didn't retain popularity. Otherwise, with so many tab sites on the net now (and falling guitar sales) I'd say there's less demand now, so fewer printed...
  11. Page also played a Dano when they were just cheapo old budget guitars, not 'cool retro'. I'd guess that as a guy who could have anything he wanted and knew what he liked / needed for a particular sound, he didn't care what a guitar cost as long as it had 'that sound'.
  12. I'll have to check them out. The neck on my Brandoni P is, I think, wider than 42mm, though certainly not unpleasant to play. Log been tempted by a Jazz, but really they're a bit 'late' for my tastes.
  13. For a few years at University I was the sounddesk guy for the CU praise band. Learned a lot about music and getting a good balance between instruments from that. The lead guitar player had a GK hybrid amp we used to call the Concrete Elephant because it weighed a ton, but despite being very modern looking, it had lovely, vintage style sounds. The 60s-styled Fender clean type tone on it were fantastic especially, really warm and characterful.
  14. I see you as righties coming to learn the superior, sinister path...
  15. Some oldies like these would fit the bill! I've got their big brother, the 66 series 2 and they're the dog's... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Celestion-Ditton-44-Speakers-/253895374369 Ha, yeah.... I always wondered why the likes of Fender or Marshall never got into hifi speakers, given their cab expertise.... Howcool would a nice pair of speakers look in tweed tolex with brown-oxblood grillecloth? I'd adore a pair of 66s; my fantasy is actually apair of the big Klipshes, but alas She Who Must Be Obeyed, while very tolerant of my obsessions, has rules out Big Speakers. (I've got my own way on the 50" TV, so I can't complain!) In any case, it's a small flat, so. The QAcoustic 3020is really look great - I just need to check out whether they would work with my amp (it putsout at 8ohms, while the QAs are rated 6 ohms). They'd also sit neatly on the unit I intend to build for the stereo, which would be Popular Around Here.
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