I remember McCartney playing the Rosetti, not plugged in. Maybe he did play Stuart's bass on the odd occasion. Just before I left Hamburg I sold my broken amp to Paul, so he could use the speaker with something else he was putting together. I also borrowed an extra 20 marks from him. When we were all back in the 'pool he had to chase me to get his money back. When he finally did, Paul -- myself and my brother went to the Grapes pub after a gig at the Cavern and proceeded to spend the money and get p#$%#@^.
Again..., excellent!! Thank you SO much!!
So, McCartney was playing the Rosetti, not plugged in, ALREADY in Hamburg..., correct? This is a very good finding, because all evidence so far found, told about he used his Rosetti not plugged in when returning back to Liverpool (=end December 1960 onwards...)
There is another interesting fact you have put over the table: he used the speaker you sold to him ALREADY in Hamburg. So maybe his Elpico was not working at those days??
BTW: if he did play Stuart's bass on the odd occasion in Hamburg, this means that this was -probably- the first time he played a bass guitar on stage..., am I right??
Please: excuse all my questions but your memories are fantastic...