this forum is certainly has taken off with the advent of wolfman, i remember that Gibson335 was paying Clive John 10 bob a week for it..but for 10 bob then as you "rocking wrinklies" know was a good night out Merthyr.. 2 pints to get going .. night at the Palace...... and slap up meal in Hing Hongs... ahh halcyon days... by the way wolfman.. that 335 had no bridge saddles... just held up by matchsticks... but remeber your Burns amp.. was it an Orbit?? silver front... funny how we remember all tose years ago... and can"t remember where the salt is is kept... or is it just me??
Hello Bluesman,you really identified yourself there,by the time the 335 got into ny grubby little hands the Tunomatic bridge was complete,saddles & all dont remember where they came from tho.it was a sad day when Micky & Clive came to pick it up after I came back from Germany,Micky's Srat had been stolen,so he needed it a bit quick.I was looking at some photos of you & I taken in the van we bought off The Fleetwoods,remember it? when it rained the water would come blasting through the floor,usualy over me,which you all thought was hilarious!,we always seemed to be cold & wet.great to hear from you after all this time,these infernal machines have their uses afterall.seems like this site is warming up,great stuff,keep it going chaps.kind regards,Wolfman
I remember Little Walter and the 4 squares used to practice in Walters front room in Swansea Road,Also a gig by the Bystanders in the Mormon church, They all had matching ice blue fenders.Would be worth a few bob now eh.
Hey YoungBuck!,re those ice blue fenders,yes,you've guessed it,here comes another rockers ramblings. The Bystanders originaly got themselves Lake Placid blue Srats,but they didnt keep them long,they put then in for same finished Fender Jaguars.....& this is where our story realy begins,Clive John would on occasion have to work late at Gamlins,in City road at that time,& I was called in to play rhthym guitar (having been great mates with Micky for some time before then) because they were under (rather srict) management I was not allowed to use my beloved Futurama,but had to play Clives Jaguar,not only that,but I also had to wear his suit,now Clive being around 5ft 10in,& me only around 5ft 8is a certain amount of sartorial adjustment was needed,& I stiill remember the sweat running down my back as I tried to get a decent sount out of that sodding Jag!,no matter what switch you selected you wound up back where you started. About a year or so later,The Harts were on a double bill with The Bystanders at the Palace ballroom,now I never told anyone this,but I used to tune down to Eb,unfortunately I broke a string on my SG,so Micky said 'Use my Srat',you ever tried to tune a Srat up in a few seconds in a live situation?,no chance,really embarrasing situation.thing is my de-tuning was all going so well till we got Vic in on sax & Gerald in on keyboards,then of course concert tuning ruled,mind you it gave me endless hours of fun seeing Mittel trying to reach notes that for some reason he was able to get to much easier before the brass & keyboards were added to the band!.then theres the wonderful story of our first night in Germany........ah but that's for another time,thanks for reading folks,lots of Growls,Wolfman
Hey Srat!,only had this contraption about 3 weeks,still sruggling to turn it on!but as soon as I can master it to some degree,photos aplenty there shal be,think I've got a nice one of me & Gladstone somewhere. now where the hell do the valves go in this thing. P.S Bluesman 47,send me your email address,in a personal reply if you want,hope aok with you,its getting a pleasure to turn this thing on since you chaps are chipping in,mudt get Bob Brown to get one.regards to all,Wolfman
Hello Folks!,got a couple of items that you might find of interest.....theres a great tribute site for Micky Gee been set uo by his brother Tom,all kinds off stuff on there,inc a great video of him giving a master class in country picking,it's at ......Micky Gee.org well worth a look,left my own small tribute to him on there as well. While I'm at it'an old mate of mine named Rod Bleakely has set up a wonderful site dedicated to The Beatles/Liverpool bands of the sixties,he really is the expert next to Spencer Leigh,anything you want to know about the Fab Four,ask Rod,I've been swapping stuff with him for around 15yrs,& even I was amazed at the work he's done on there. If any of you chaps are on Facebook,keep an eye on my page,I,m gonna put my guitar gallery on there soon......well when I say 'Gallery..it'll be me posing with my git fiddles really!,well we must'nt take it too seriously must we?!.that's all for now,take care Y'all,Wolffy.
Ah,its my advanced years you know!,forgot to tell you Rod Bleakely's webb address,its.....www.fab4southport.com take a look,lots of great stuff on there,well must go my nurse tells me its time for my pills & afternoon nap.......Coming Fifi! best to all,Wolfman
Hiya Wolfman, I think your wrong about those Guitars the boys were using , they were Sonic Blue and not Lake Placid blue ,I remember them like it was yesterday. Cos i'm a right anorakwhen it comes to guitars. Regards . Bassman.
Thanks to the Bassman for pointing out the Bystanders Srats/Jags were SONIC BLUE & not Lake Placid blue as I stated,no excuse since I actually played Clives Jag as I said earlier,boy is my Strat red!,wonder who this mysterious four stringer (or maybe 5 or 6 stringer) is,who is this masked man?.this site seems to be coming along a treat.take care Y'all,and don't forget to wipe those strings down after every session.regards,Wolfman