What a brilliant start to 2013! The White Horse, Netley Marsh is like our second home and every gig there is a joy. Last night was no exception. The hospitality was second to none and the crowd were all up for a good time. Two encores can’t be bad either. Last night also saw an evolution in our sound. How? Well first off, long time readers of this blog will know that I use a…[more]
It’s been a while since I did my last gear update and to be honest, pretty much everything has changed. I’m still using a Vox VT100 as my main amp and the Vester ’57 Stratocaster Tradition Series (loaded with active EMG SA pickups) is very much at the forefront as is the latest acquisition, an Epiphone Les Paul Standard (watch this space for a photo) which is pretty much stock apart from the Graphtech saddles I…[more]
Pete tried out his new 8×10″ Ashdown rig last night at our rehearsals in River Studios. Now that’s some serious bit of kit!! There were some proper trouser flapping moments going on. You can hear the new rig along with Rich’s completely new set-up (write up to follow soon, I promise) at The Old Mill, Holbury. Details here!
Okay, okay, I know I have a GAS (Gear Aquisition Syndrome) problem, I admit it, but you gotta be on my side this time. There was this Ashdown 8 x 10 on Ebay for really silly money okay, and I’d always fancied one as their cabs are so transparent and punchy. So… Well, that’s it. It’s in my house now. And it don’t half sound good! And it looks totally beautiful with my Ashdown Mag EVO…[more]
What a cracking gig! Gotta love playing at The Happy Cheese, Ashurst. Tonight saw a few changes and additions for us. First up was the inaugural public airing of our new drum skin logo (made by G.R.S. Signs). Then we had the first live use of our new lighting rig!! Boy, what a difference that has made to how we look on stage!! We also played the classic Thin Lizzy song ‘Rosalie’ for the first time…[more]
Wayyyyheyyyyyy!!!! Yep, chalk that one off. I think it’s safe to say our first visit to The Hoeford Inn, Fareham was a raging success. Fantastic staff and an amazing crowd including some familiar faces. We’d been trying to get in to The Hoeford Inn for, what seems like, ages. Well after our people talked to their people, their people talked to our people etc we managed to get this gig. I’ll certainly be on the phone to…[more]
Well, it’s like this… I was looking at getting a bass cab lighter and smaller than the old Peavey 4 x 10″ (I’m not 21 any more) and suddenly on Gumtree this baby popped up for a paltry £60. I just had to try it out. It’s an Ashdown Compact ABM115, 1 x 15″, 8 ohm 300 watts, 500 watts program, two rear ports and sounds absolutely incredible with my Ashdown EVO2 300 head! It keeps…[more]
I’ve had a number of guitars over the years and have always ended up going back to my trusted Vester Strat. One guitar that has always stuck in my mind was a honey burst Epiphone Les Paul Standard. For some daft reason I sold it on and have regretted it ever since. Well I can regret no more because I only went and bought myself another one from Nevada in Portsmouth. It got it’s first…[more]
Well, it’s like this… I dropped a few hints every day since about October to my darling wife about how beautiful this guitar was and the sad fact that I’ve never, ever had a brand new guitar in my life, and you could have knocked me down with a feather when I unwrapped this gorgeous Fender Squier Vintage Modified 5 string jazz on Xmas day!! (Thanks to Nevada Music in Portsmouth). It really is so ‘easy’…[more]
This is what you’ve been asking for! The wait is over. You can now purchase ‘The Crush’ pin badges by visiting our shop here What better way can you think of for supporting the band and showing your love of our music?
Yeah, yeah, okay. I know I’ve got GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). I saw this, it was a bargain, only £90, you know the rest. (sob, sniff). But it’s a 4 x 10″, 4 ohms and 350 watts RMS. It sounds jolly nice, and anyway, I’ve bought it now, it’s not going back……..you can’t make me……..
Bought this 5 - string Yamaha RBX 775 from a guy on Basschat (www.basschat.co.uk). Yamaha don’t do this model any more (God knows why), it’s switchable active/passive with an INCREDIBLY playable neck. Chucked on a new set of Rotosound Swing Bass 40 – 125′s and plugged her in. OMG ! Words cannot describe how fluid and comfy it is. It’s the first bass I’ve used which after 2 hours gigging doesn’t leave my fingers knackered. And the…[more]