Indeed, Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without some sort of raffle. Yet, in spite of my best efforts, the last one got a bit crazy, what with only having one brain (which is such a drag) and others demonstrating that they didn’t even have that (just kidding).
So, for this one, please choose six numbers between one and 100. One of these numbers will be chosen for you. You can only have one number, nobody else can share it, and there will be several draws in the run-up to Christmas (using the same numbers).
Please get your numbers in by 6PM (UK) on Sunday.
Numbers will be assigned on a first come, first served basis, with priority given to regular contributors. My decision will be final, taking into consideration the volume and frequency of posts submitted by individuals. If your chosen six numbers have already been claimed by others, unfortunately, you miss out.
If you have a problem with that possibility, please don’t bother entering.
A grid showing who has claimed each of the 100 numbers will be visible to all on Monday, along with a list of prizes.
Have a good weekend, everyone.
What’s David’s most valued piece of gear? (Jorge Rivera)
I have no idea. You would have to ask him and define what you meant by ‘valued’.
David’s ’55 Fender Esquire looks pretty beat up. What is the history behind this guitar? (Shane Y.)
David got it from Seymour Duncan in the early ’70s in this state. David just really likes it as an instrument and is not concerned with its look. It is interesting that there are wood saw marks across the body, leading us to refer to it as The Workmate (after the Black and Decker bench).
David’s technique of playing, and particularly his bends, requires frequent changes of the strings; but does it also significantly decrease the life of the frets, requiring often refrets? (Andrew)
No, I don’t think so. I don’t know what the expected life of a fret is.