IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCED (13/11/06)
Our winner is… Susan.
Congratulations, Susan. We’ll get it in the post to you this week, along with our best wishes.
We have a genuine, one-of-a-kind prize up for grabs today.
It’s a T-shirt, made for David as a present, with lettering in Swarovski crystal, which Polly has very kindly offered me.
There is only one of these in existence and it’s David’s.
As Polly says, it’s rather fetching and comes with glue and spare crystals – surely a fantastic memento of what has been a fabulous year; what with a fabulous album, a fabulous tour and a fabulous DVD just around the corner.
To be in with a chance of winning, just send in your full name and address – along with a reason why you should win this unique item (just to entertain me, really) – and I’ll choose a winner at random using our favoured raffle-style format.
You have all weekend to enter and I’ll announce the lucky winner on Monday. Good luck.
You don’t really have to be a lady to enter, either.
You do, however, have to be a regular blog reader. Opportunists need not apply. You will need to have posted at least a dozen times to be considered eligible.
Here’s more from Guy…
Do you play any acoustic basses? (Peter McConnell)
I’m going to get a Double Bass as I enjoyed the stand-up on tour so much. I do have a Bass Balalaika, which I played on the soundtrack for ‘The Wings of a Dove’.
Stand-up acoustic bass or electric bass? I know different songs have different requirements, but just kicking about. (John NFF)
I love the stand-up because it limits me so much, and it’s basically a new experience, even though I’ve had the bloody thing for 24 years.
What FX (Pete Cornish board?) did you use during the ‘On an Island’ tour? (Ernest Peske)
No, I don’t have one of David’s cast-offs, if that’s what you mean. But I do have… Avalon DI, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, Demeter Compulator Compressor, Ashdown Bass Overdrive Plus, MXR Phase 90, Boss CE-2B Bass Chorus, Boss OC-2 Octave, Boss DD-5 Digital Delay, Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer, Boss T4-2 Tuner (2), Boss SCC-700 Pedal Controller, Roland SDE 3000 Digital Delay, Melody Evidence Audio Guitar cables. God bless cut and paste!
What is the deal with the alembic preamps? Do they really make that much of a difference? I know the Big D uses them, but I was wondering if they really make that much of a difference. (Shawn Madden)
I’ve never played through one, but I did used to have a Trace Elliot thing that was a copy, although to be honest I don’t like too much of a “valvey” sound on my bass. Peter Hook swears by them, too.
I know what basses you use, what amps and cabs you use, but I’d like to know what do you have on you pedalboard. (Alex)