Author Archives: Bruce

Stop the Clock

A  quick improvisation with the other bass.

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Forgive my vanity and indulgence here, but I was forced to LOL (as they say) when I read the comments on a guitar tab for Crimes of Paris (a poignant title, to be sure) on the guitaretab.com website… “The tough thing about Crimes of Paris (as in many EC songs) is that he’s actually only playing five chords on the guitar, but the changes in the bass notes and the vocals are what you really hear. So, if you play … Continue reading

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Needle in a Haystack

One of my practice songs – the Velevelettes Needle in a Haystack, from when I was knee-high to a grasshopper — before the days of quantizing and ‘drop-ins’ we had to play in time – after a cold shower and a 10-mile run, of course.

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Oh Well

This review from one Amazon customer puts it so well that I’m now  accused of being ‘him’!    

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New Interview

I’ve just done a new interview for Mr Harry Pye in his excellent  Rebel  magazine.

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New! New! New!

Here’s a new post … featuring my new YouTube clips … using my new guitar … to promote my new book. (Yep … that old trick.)

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Rough Notes

‘A most entertaining hybrid of memoir and cultural history’: Rock-n-Reel Magazine. More info on the Rough Notes page …or at Amazon UK and Amazon US      

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New Toys

These are a couple of Danelectro basses recently imported from the US. Left, is a Hodad with three lipstick tube pick-ups and a state-of-the-art “Selectomatic” tone switch. The other, is the Rumor Bass (also known as the Danoblaster) which has a built-in chorus effect. Both are long-scale and, as they are made from plywood and Masonite, are pretty lightweight. Both have that Mosrite body shape and a sparkle finish, too – very “surf”. I’ll be doing YouTube clips with them … Continue reading

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