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ilan

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Re: The dumbest bass-related product ever
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 09:34:59 AM »
Agreed. Even more faked than relic work.
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Re: The dumbest bass-related product ever
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 10:39:29 AM »
It's only $7, but if you buy it then you have to pay Heather Mills $50 million.

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Re: The dumbest bass-related product ever
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 12:28:57 AM »
Agreed. Even more faked than relic work.

Yes, faked fake relic for faint hearted fake relic "artists".

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Re: The dumbest bass-related product ever
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 03:44:04 AM »
Dry heaving

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Re: The dumbest bass-related product ever
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 06:17:53 AM »
Now what If I'd need Stu Sutcliffes fingernail marks?

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Re: The dumbest bass-related product ever
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 07:28:20 AM »
I had always heard how bad of a bassist Stu Sutcliffe was, but I didn't realize how bad until I read Paul's comments in this interview. 

https://reverb.com/news/interview-paul-mccartney-on-his-life-as-a-bassist

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Re: The dumbest bass-related product ever
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 08:45:05 AM »
Nice link.


I heard stories from people like Klaus Voormann that Stu was just an okay player and certainly not bad.

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Re: The dumbest bass-related product ever
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 09:04:47 PM »
Nice link.


I heard stories from people like Klaus Voormann that Stu was just an okay player and certainly not bad.


This article goes into that.  You've got people like Klaus Voormann and Pete Best making positive statements about Stu Sutcliffe, but other people, especially Paul McCartney don't seem to have too many good things to say about Stu's playing.  I found this article interesting, but there were also times when I had doubts about its objectivity. 

https://daytrippin.com/2011/06/22/stuart-sutcliffes-bass-playing-id-like-to-set-that-one-straight/


« Last Edit: January 12, 2018, 09:13:43 PM by westen44 »

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Re: The dumbest bass-related product ever
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2018, 10:05:29 AM »
Macca plays bass like he is as a person, quirky, life-affirming and good-natured. You either are that way or you aren't. From the descriptions of Stu's character I can't imagine him ever taking the bass to the places where Macca took it.

There is nothing technically demanding in Paul's playing, but his sense of melody and harmony (and his inventiveness in that department) is a gift.
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