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Rich last won the day on August 9

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  1. A common dab writes: "Frankly I'm getting a bit peed off at the constant misuse of my name. Whether it's contemporary dance or those infernal sherbet things, although ironically I'm quite partial to liquorice actually, I think it's because the aniseed helps to cut through the overwhelmingly seaweedy flavour of pretty much everything in my diet, which I suppose isn't all that surprising when you think about it. Well for god's sake, you try eating anything else with your mouth on bloody sideways, see how you get on. And yes, I think you look bloody silly too. Where was I?"
  2. Firstly let me say: yes, I do realize that there are some here who find the idea of your own band t-shirts as naffness in the extreme. That's fine, we're all entitled to an opinion. That said, I'm not looking for views on the whole concept of having your band name plastered across shirts here, so if you think they're cringe-making then please just walk on by. Ta My query is this. My ska band have our own t-shirts, and jolly nice they are too -- plain black with no graphics, just the name of the band in our emblem font. I always wear mine when I turn up at a venue and for setting up and stuff, BUT I always change into something different before the first set starts. I find the idea of wearing the band's t-shirt whilst playing the band's gig to be a bit odd, and I never do it. However, some of my bandmates do wear theirs for the entire evening. So, for those of you whose bands have their own shirts... when do you wear yours? Do you ever play gigs in them?
  3. How about 'Not actually a fish'..? Unless of course you do actually self-identify as a fish, in which case I apologise humbly for causing such grevious offence and please don't sue me.
  4. I have a couple of spares. I'll happily sell him one for £300
  5. Yup, same here. I'm strictly engine-room. I'll leave the soloing to the folks who properly know how to do it. Also, I wish I found it easier to run about a bit on stage. Not necessarily throwing massive shapes or doing a Wilco, but more than I currently do, which isn't much.
  6. Roughly speaking, there are three ages of Wal headstock. Generally the earlier PB basses and most of the JG basses would have looked like the one on the left (mine is PB1533 and it's like this). Later PB basses and the early Customs were like the middle one, with the outer laminates dispensed with. Finally, the later Custom basses (Mks.1 and 2) have the headstock on the right. Please note that this is massively simplified and that there are some variations. But I do not believe there is any way that JG1152 would have left the factory with the slimmer headstock. Hence my conviction that this is not the original neck. More info here. https://walbasshistory.blogspot.com/
  7. Yup, 's what I've done. Seems to work ok.
  8. I had one of these. Best sounding cab I've ever owned, by a country mile. I am quite astounded that this is still unsold.
  9. Power Windows still is my favourite. Not a duff moment on it, and a bass tour-de-force.
  10. Yes, it might be a JG serial, but non-original neck, non-original case, control knob missing? Yup, that's definitely worth £1500 over the odds. Cough. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264427326214?ul_noapp=true
  11. I think the main points to take away from this article are: 1. The writer failed his CSE geography exam. 2. Liam Gallagher is stil an utter knob. 3. See 2.
  12. That reminds me of a frightfully cruel** joke that did the rounds after Paula Yates' unfortunate death... When police searched Paula Yates' house, they found Amphetamine Sulphate and Angel Dust... but there was no sign of her other two children. ** or not, depending on your POV and SOH
  13. Earplugs, Kittens, Cheesy Chips and Knacker-Vices. A description of this thread and a great title for that difficult 2nd album.
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