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    Post by reuben on Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:21 pm

    Harold May's got to be near the top, right?

    Brian's guitar, the Red Special is unique. He built the guitar himself, with some help from his father, when he was still at school. Incredibly, over 40 years later, this is still Brian's number one guitar and he regularly uses it both on stage and in the studio.

    Brian originally used a Dallas Rangemaster booster pedal, which was lost when he left it at a gig in the early 1970s. His Father came to the rescue by building a new version for Brian, based on the same circuit design.
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    Post by reuben on Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:09 pm

    Looks like we've got a twofer from the family Weller. aw hellz yeah

    http://www.bigissue.com/features/interviews/1117/paul-weller-whos-daddy

    There’s a clip from a TV show called Check It Out in 1980 where Paul Weller’s dad, John Weller (Paul’s manager from The Jam days until his death in 2009, aged 77), talks about his role as a father to his only son. “I couldn’t give him money,” notes John, a handsome, then 49-year-old cockernee geezer, “I couldn’t give him an education, but I could give him inspiration.”

    Paul Weller, just turned 54, ponders these words over a latte at 11am in a comically non-showbiz tapas cafe on London’s Portobello Road and nods in recognition.

    “He was a unique character, me old man,” he muses. “He wasn’t in any way academic, or me mum. They were proper old-school, working-class people. He had a really lousy relationship with his own dad and I think you either stay in that cycle or you think – I’m gonna change it. And that’s what he did: he took time, encouraged me and my sister.

    "So that’s what fatherhood in my eyes is: to be friends with your kids, involved. You didn’t have that so much when I was growing up. Most of my friends, they were quite the opposite: no relationship with their father, or abusive, awful,” he says, suddenly smiling.
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    Post by reuben on Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:15 pm

    Except for the not staying with their mums part, I guess!
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    Post by Duff... on Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:52 pm

    Sometimes that's for the best.
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    Post by reuben on Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:34 pm

    Peter Quaife wrote:My son - who likes to build and restore guitar amps - Took on my ailing '68 Bassman head as a restore project recently, and apparently went all-out on it: correcting a flawed previous repair attempt and fixing a design error in the bias circuit.  I received this update message from him last night (apparently sent from his band's practice space):

    Here is a video of it fired up.



    My Epiphone Crestwood going straight in, no pedals, volume at 10.

    Sounds fantastic. Still has a hair of 60hz hum from the unmatched power tubes. Side effect of the bias adjustment mod. It's very slight.

    I can fix the hum by adding in a 10K trim pot to act as a tube balance. I have one on order, so I'll need to hang on to the amp another week or so. Might as well make this perfect.

    On the plus side, absolutely no noise or crackling/popping. So that is confirmed to be solved.

    Can't even remember the point where he passed his old man up on crushing it.
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    Post by quip on Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:29 pm

    Solid move there Reuben
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    Post by reuben on Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:40 pm

    Sid Hartha seems like an awesome dad.
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    Post by Paves on Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:18 am

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    Post by reuben on Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:55 pm

    I've got to go with The Runt on that one.
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    Post by Nick on Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:53 pm

    Billy Corgan is now a dad and the mother of the child is younger than Fransis Bean Cobain holy shit.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:17 pm

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