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When it came down to discuss neck measurements I had two requests: it had to have 24 frets and it had to be narrow because I have small hands / short fingers, so no P Bass style baseball bat profile.   Of course Matteo laid a lot of great ideas[…]

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The baby is starting to take shape. Matteo selected a lovely piece of Alder which will be the tonewood of choice for the body. When we spoke about the neck/ body wood combination, he was very clear about the fact that an Alder body was the best choice to complement[…]

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During the past few years I gathered quite a small collection of nice instruments that serve me well when I have a studio session or a live gig. Being active on the London scene means being able to play a sweaty indie rock gig, a posh dinner jazz set, an[…]

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n the past few weeks I happened to have a similar conversation with different musician friends.
When they inquired about my activities and I said, amongst other things, that I play in function bands, I kinda got the same response which can be summed up with the question “Yeah, but do you enjoy that”?.

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Earlier today I was talking to a colleague about the state of the music industry and how it’s so hard nowadays, for somebody with a discerning ear, to find exciting music on the radio. Well, one can say that once you’re a muso, your perception of the entity “song ” is so much deeper than the[…]

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Yesterday I had an interesting conversation about the concept of “Loudness war” with my girlfriend. For those of you who are wondering: In recent times, especially after the advent of the Ipod culture, producers and mastering engineers tend (or are asked, even forced) to enhance the perceived volume of any[…]

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[after record producer Sam Phillips stops Cash’s band a couple of verses into their audition] Sam Phillips: You know exactly what I’m telling you. We’ve already heard that song a hundred times. Just like that. Just… like… how… you… sing it. Johnny Cash: Well you didn’t let us bring it[…]

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This is a question that every now and again turns up in my discussions with my friends and colleagues about the alleged decline of the so – called Rock and Roll music and the state of the industry. And it’s the same question I am asking you all: Whatever happened[…]

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Ok… So, a while ago, The Wishing Well went to play Liverpool. The city is so pretty, caught between the docks and the hills. Echoes of the Beatles around the Cavern Club and the world’s biggest Anglican church just uphill from the city center. We basked in the main shopping[…]

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