Engineering @ The Moorings Bar (Aberdeen)

The Moorings Bar 2

A dream comes true, engineering at my favourite venue of my whole music career.

An actual win 🙂

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Goings-on as Bassist for Fisso Musica

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A productive weekend for the Fisso Musica outfit, with acoustic recordings of Emily Atkinson, our new singing talent, on Saturday using the ever-skilful services of Guitarist and engineer Gavin Wiltshire.  Followed by a full-band recording the very next day!  Well done friends, great work and the results so far make for exciting listening.
Gavin and I had discussed previously and at length that we should aim to achieve both a much fuller sound and polished performance than the hundreds of performances we have seen and indeed been part of over the last few years.
So my thanks to Scott Galbraith, Emily Atkinson and Brian Macleod for your recent efforts; for the first time in a while I can feel a real sense of achievement in this corner of my musical activities, and I’m very happy to have had a good feeling grow into a good vibe, cheers folks.

Gav, well done bud, as ever.

Also playing trumpet for Rear View Music Scotland now

Rear View Music Scotland

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Please give a like to these fine folks if you can, a hard working bunch I have recently joined as a trumpet player.

http://www.edinburghfunctionband.co.uk/

Peavey Grind 6 Customising and EMG Upgrade ptII

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Work is pretty much complete on my  Peavey Grind 6.
2 EMG Pickups (a 45CS and a 45DC) fitted with surprisingly little effort, and for the nerds I went with an 18v supply, and modified wiring to maintain the original tone/volume control pair.

Peavey Grind 6 Customising & EMG Upgrade

2 Peavey Grind 6 Basses undergoing various cutomisations and upgrades

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OK so these images document the bulk of the pickup upgrade work done to my Peavey Grind 6.
I purchased the Bass from Red Dog Music store in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, it’s my second one, on purpose, because I love them; my friend and fellow Bassist Duncan Roscoe now owns my original one.
I also purchased some EMG pickups a 45CS and a 45DC, as did he, and then we set about our instruments.

Toys for the Ghost of Bongo Boys

So Saturday sees the eagerly anticipated (by myself and at least one other person I know of) reanimation of the Ghost of Bongo, if only in the form of a weekend jam session in Edinburgh.
Fat Hands (Colin Austin) our esteemed keyboardist has shown his hand and it looks very exciting 🙂
Here then is (most of) what I shall be bringing to the rehearsal rooms of Bainbridge Music this Saturday:

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looking forward to posting the results of our efforts this weekend, see you soon!