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Finished opening the last of six parcels waiting for me on the step after Work. Have to stop these late night ebay and Amazon binges.
 

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Woken at 3.0 am to a screeching Springer pup with the shits.
He was covered in it from nose to tail so whilst wifey cleared up the mess I was in the shower with him lathering him up and rinsing him down.
poor little puppy.
 

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I was messaging my youngest. As she shares the family fascination with skeletons I have ordered a full-sized one for her, a teaching model. It's a surprise and is arriving today.

So now I need some bone-related puns to send to her. I've come up with 'Not cycling today as it's raining, tibia honest I don't fancy getting soaked!' which isn't top quality.

Come on you lot, I'm coming across as a bonehead! ;)
 

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Pure filth...call the mods, whats that??? they're still strumming..:eek:
They've never stopped strumming...
I was messaging my youngest. As she shares the family fascination with skeletons I have ordered a full-sized one for her, a teaching model. It's a surprise and is arriving today.

So now I need some bone-related puns to send to her. I've come up with 'Not cycling today as it's raining, tibia honest I don't fancy getting soaked!' which isn't top quality.

Come on you lot, I'm coming across as a bonehead! ;)
How about "I have a bone to pick with you..." or " I don't mean to jaw on..." (as in to talk constantly...)
 

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Wondering how difficult it is to learn to play the banjo.
Here's a tip. If you love that twangy banjo sound and want to fast-track your learning, go for a banjo with the ukulele tuning (sometimes called a banjolele). It obviously inherits the simplicity of the uke, whilst retaining the whole rustic vibe and evocative sound of the banjo.
The traditional 5 string banjo, on the other hand, has a very different turning and, if you're familiar with guitar or uke, will prove very confusing.
My sister bought a 5-string banjo last year and I can't get anywhere with it, but, having a guitar and 3 ukes in my house, I took to a banjolele like a duck to water.
 

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Here's a tip. If you love that twangy banjo sound and want to fast-track your learning, go for a banjo with the ukulele tuning (sometimes called a banjolele). It obviously inherits the simplicity of the uke, whilst retaining the whole rustic vibe and evocative sound of the banjo.
The traditional 5 string banjo, on the other hand, has a very different turning and, if you're familiar with guitar or uke, will prove very confusing.
My sister bought a 5-string banjo last year and I can't get anywhere with it, but, having a guitar and 3 ukes in my house, I took to a banjolele like a duck to water.
Can you finger pick a uke easily? I've only ever seen folk strumming them.
 

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They've never stopped strumming...

How about "I have a bone to pick with you..." or " I don't mean to jaw on..." (as in to talk constantly...)
Told her Techy wants ribs for tea so I'm going to knuckle down and start cooking.

'We're planning to watch a fillum tonight - Thoracic Park.' I did like that one.
 

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Can you finger pick a uke easily? I've only ever seen folk strumming them.

Absolutely!

This Amazon page for the Kmise banjolele (the same make but different model to mine) has a video of the guy demonstrating both styles.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kmise-Ukulele-String-Concert-Banjos/dp/B01LYCC6IX?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_4

It's a versatile instrument, so you can be either George Formby, with his little stick of Blackpool Rock (fnarr) or the weird looking kid in Deliverance.
 

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Absolutely!

This Amazon page for the Kmise banjolele (the same make but different model to mine) has a video of the guy demonstrating both styles.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kmise-Ukulele-String-Concert-Banjos/dp/B01LYCC6IX?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_4

It's a versatile instrument, so you can be either George Formby, with his little stick of Blackpool Rock (fnarr) or the weird looking kid in Deliverance.
Thanks for the info- much appreciated! Will watch that video when I get home later.
 

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Putting the tins back on my '78 Fender Precision. About a year ago when things were doing OK I lashed out on a modern Fender Precision Elite with active electronics, so today I decided to put the tins back on my old bass, just so it is properly rock'n'roll. It's amazing that they have survived all the moves and tribulations since I took them off.

Got a couple of Epiphones as well and a Squier Jazz V, but they are going to get sold because my main customer is a casualty of the shutdown, so in turn me. But, there is no power on earth capable of separating me from the Precision my lady bought me.

Anyway, I've paid a small fortune in tax over the last 40 years or so, therefore it's your turn to support me. I'd go busking but I cant sing or play a guitar that has more strings than I have fingers :)
 

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Putting the tins back on my '78 Fender Precision. About a year ago when things were doing OK I lashed out on a modern Fender Precision Elite with active electronics, so today I decided to put the tins back on my old bass, just so it is properly rock'n'roll. It's amazing that they have survived all the moves and tribulations since I took them off.

Got a couple of Epiphones as well and a Squier Jazz V, but they are going to get sold because my main customer is a casualty of the shutdown, so in turn me. But, there is no power on earth capable of separating me from the Precision my lady bought me.

Anyway, I've paid a small fortune in tax over the last 40 years or so, therefore it's your turn to support me. I'd go busking but I cant sing or play a guitar that has more strings than I have fingers :)
Tins?.. Do you mean pickups?
 

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Tins?.. Do you mean pickups?
No. Early Fender guitars had covers over the pickups and the bridge for reasons no longer obvious ( maybe poor electronic shielding?)

Most players threw the tins our somewhere the 60's . But by a variety of complications my bass came to me with them still fitted. And most bassists promptly removed them and threw them away. But because I am somewhat anal I did remove them but carefully stored them away. And now I've put them back on.
 
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No. Early Fender guitars had covers over the pickups and the bridge for reasons no longer obvious ( maybe poor electronic shielding?)

Most players threw the tins our somewhere the 60's . But by a variety of complications my bass came to me with them still fitted. And most bassists promptly removed them and threw them away. Burt because I am somewhat anal I did remove them but carefully stored them away. And now I've put them back on.
Oh, right. Guitars only had the bridge cover ones, telecasters, strats etc. Commonly called 'ashtrays'.
 

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Oh, right. Guitars only had the bridge cover ones, telecasters, strats etc. Commonly called 'ashtrays'.
Yes indeed. Fender dropped them gradually through the 70's - I'm not sure why my '78 bass has them , but it certainly does.
 

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I was messaging my youngest. As she shares the family fascination with skeletons I have ordered a full-sized one for her, a teaching model. It's a surprise and is arriving today.

So now I need some bone-related puns to send to her. I've come up with 'Not cycling today as it's raining, tibia honest I don't fancy getting soaked!' which isn't top quality.

Come on you lot, I'm coming across as a bonehead! ;)
errmm .. "Sorry, tried to get you an art teacher but they only have skeleton staff at the moment" .. ?
 

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Finding a small white vase in my cabinet for my friend who is making a small floral bouquet for her granddaughter's desk.
 

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Taking a pineapple upside-down cake out of the oven. I'll go back in a minute and turn it out.
I've also set a syrup pudding to steam for the rest of the day and made Techy one of those breakfast-in-a-Yorkshire -pudding-with-a-fried-egg-on-top doings.

Little breather now, then back to the cooking. Dunno what's next, could be a fish pie with the massive monkfish I picked up in the week at £1-odd down from £23-odd or some crumpets using my new crumpet rings.

Used to have a nice Krupps cake mixer which eventually died of exhaustion. Current mixer is a hand whisk. I'll have muscles like Popeye.
 

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Taking a pineapple upside-down cake out of the oven. I'll go back in a minute and turn it out.
I've also set a syrup pudding to steam for the rest of the day and made Techy one of those breakfast-in-a-Yorkshire -pudding-with-a-fried-egg-on-top doings.

Little breather now, then back to the cooking. Dunno what's next, could be a fish pie with the massive monkfish I picked up in the week at £1-odd down from £23-odd or some crumpets using my new crumpet rings.

Used to have a nice Krupps cake mixer which eventually died of exhaustion. Current mixer is a hand whisk. I'll have muscles like Popeye.
You mean you don't already have muscles like Popeye?!
 
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