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deg0ey

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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2006, 11:13:04 PM »
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OK  deg0ey, time to come clean.The 38th  is a little p*ss take of mine to a time when everyone claimed to be responsible for or an essential part of the Beatles success- many people liked to claim that they were the "5th" Beatle- some had good reason to have claimed that but didn't because they had too much class ( George Martin)-others were just freeloaders. It was my little dig at freelaoders everywhere- may you get your comeuppance.There you go- that is the only time I will expain that. Not very funny as I'd have liked.


Wow, I feel very priviledged to have been informed :) When and where is your next gig sir, I may have to come and see it - as I'm fairly local :)
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« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2006, 11:24:34 PM »
Most of our gigs are private functions but the next "public" gig is at the Hen & Chicken in Southwater on 29th July.We are not a metal band btw- we just play stuff we like and are starting to slip in the occasional original song. We have something going at the Plough at Rusper soon too but date to be confirmed. Say hello if you are there-I will be playing either a Strat or  a Tele. We are also playing that Elephant & Castle in West Chiltington 9th September.
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« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2006, 12:07:03 AM »
Do you always take one Strat and one Tele, and not the 2 Strats?  When I was last playing regularly (and when I had hair like Tim!), I used to always take a Strat and an SG junior.  The last gig that I played at though I had my 53 LP and a PRS Standard (this was a private house too - that is why I took the LP - normally I am too scared to take it out!).   Even though I played the LP most of the time, I was missing having a Strat.
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2006, 06:39:10 AM »
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We are not a metal band btw- we just play stuff we like and are starting to slip in the occasional original song.


I'd picked that up by your choice of guitars tbh :P But yeah, unfortunately one of my mates bands is playing round here on the 29th and I said I'd go to that - And I assume these places you're telling me are pubs, I've never actually heard of them...maybe I live too far away
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« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2006, 08:54:24 AM »
Phil, I usually take all three ( 2 Strats and Tele) but it is overkill in all fairness.My US Strat was always my main one and I bought the Jap one cos it was Sonic Blue ( John Lennon and George Harrison both had sonic blue Strats and I  love the colour more than any other)and as it played well I justified it by saying that I need it in case I broke a string in the middle of a set ( Mrs 38th had to be convinced and the practical reason won her over).The Jap one was purely a spare but now it has Slowhands, I use it more and more. I use the Tele when I feel like it for a change-we do a few Stones songs and I like to use it on them but if I am going to take two,  it'll be the Strats.
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« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2006, 12:28:04 PM »
I can see how you would like the Slowhands, I don't have a full set in anything, but I have a couple in different guitars and really like the tone.  I am waiting on a couple of Mothers Milks for a hardtail strat, as these are the only Strat pickups that I have never really played.  I think I am putting a Rebel Yell in the bridge position (I tend to lean towards H/S/S setups - I ruined an old Strat that way years ago!), but haven't really pushed Tim on the set.

I got into Tele's late in my playing life, because I always liked Strats and Les Pauls.    Even though a lot of people I liked used them, I had played so many bad ones in the 70's that I never was interested.  Then I went with a friend to get a guitar for him and tried a 60's Jap Tele.  I told him that if he didn't buy it I would - I still have it (he bought a Levinson Blade).  After that I got hooked on the tone (though I was never into the neck pickup that much, until I got the 62).  

I know how tempting it is to take more guitars with you than you really need.  I used to make the mistake of taking different ones to rehearsal, then not having that one at the gig. For any gigs I am likely to play now, I can get away with 2, with one really as the backup.  I wire my H/S/S with the mega switch to give me coil tap and the 'Tele' 2 pickup setting.  With this I am pretty much set (though years ago I had a guiitar made with the switching I wanted, however it is so complex that you can't really use it very quickly, so I never used this guitar live!).
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