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Re: McCartney's basses/guitars
« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2010, 08:51:41 AM »

Hello,

In case somebody can be interested...

I should say that it was VERY difficult to find a Solid 7 like Macca's one, but not impossible...

Best, ;)

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Re: McCartney's basses/guitars
« Reply #41 on: January 28, 2010, 09:00:19 AM »

Unfortunately there's no such thing known. Although we once had a member here who told us he had recordings of The Beatles playing in the Indra Club in Hamburg, recordings like that are believed to be non-existing. There's the recording now known as the Braun-Kirchherr Tapes, Spring 1960. I believe that the next recording are the songs with Tony Sheridan.

Aha...

Thank you!!  ;)

BTW: a couple of weeks ago I ordered a copy of SEP/OCT 2007 Beatlology Magazine, but at their website I couldn't see Peter Stone's interview to Chas Newby in the list of contents for this issue. Could you, please, check for me the list of contents at your own issue??

Thanks in advance and best wishes!! ;)

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Re: McCartney's basses/guitars
« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2010, 09:08:24 AM »

- During those 10 months they had more than 200 (=am I right??) gigs in Merseyside and Hamburg (=Indra, Kaiserkeller and Top Ten). This points to an ample use of the Rosetti.

That could be correct. I have not counted them.
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- Besides John, Paul and George, other group members at those 10 months were Pete Best (=from mid August onwards), Stuart Sutcliffe (=with several absences in December 1960, and January-March 1961), and others like the drummer Norman Chapman or Chas Newby, former guitarist with The Blackjacks and engaged to play the bass with The Beatles. Curiously enough he was also left-handed as Paul (=which bass used Chas Newby to play these gigs??).

Norman Chapman only played a handful of gigs in, I think, June or July 1960. There's a separate thread on him on this forums.
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- It has been stated that Paul borrowed Stu's bass for some gigs..., when and where??

It's true this has been stated, but so far I haven't found any proof for this. Maybe Eric Krasker can be of any help solving this?
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- When did he stop to use his Rosetti??

I haven't got an exact date, but from the pictures taken in the Top Ten we can learn that Paul obviously spent some time at the piano as well. The Rosetti was not as solid as the name suggested.
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- Was he using his Elpico amp all the time until he got his Höfner bass??

I really can't tell...
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- There is only (=really only one??) one picture with Paul posing with John's Höfner Club 40 guitar. When is it from?? Why is he holding John's guitar and not the Rosetti??

Is it this one?

From here (thanks to Chazz Avery's wonderful site. It remains a source in its own right!):
Dated October or November 1960, Hamburg Germany.
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Re: McCartney's basses/guitars
« Reply #43 on: January 28, 2010, 09:10:17 AM »

It looks as if the Hofner Club 40 IS restrung for a lefthanded guitarist.
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Re: McCartney's basses/guitars
« Reply #44 on: January 28, 2010, 09:11:13 AM »

Hello,

In case somebody can be interested...

I should say that it was VERY difficult to find a Solid 7 like Macca's one, but not impossible...


You mean you own it? That's wonderful! Congratulations. Is it really as bad as McCartney describes it?
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Re: McCartney's basses/guitars
« Reply #45 on: January 28, 2010, 09:14:31 AM »

It looks as if the Hofner Club 40 IS restrung for a lefthanded guitarist.

Yes... Correct... But soon after (=when??) John sold it out...

You mean you own it? That's wonderful! Congratulations. Is it really as bad as McCartney describes it?

Yes I do... Thank you!! ;)

Best!! ;)

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Re: McCartney's basses/guitars
« Reply #46 on: March 06, 2010, 10:56:05 AM »

...BTW: a couple of weeks ago I ordered a copy of SEP/OCT 2007 Beatlology Magazine, but at their website I couldn't see Peter Stone's interview to Chas Newby in the list of contents for this issue. Could you, please, check for me the list of contents at your own issue??...

They never sent the magazine although I paid for it... ???

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Re: McCartney's basses/guitars
« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2010, 01:59:39 PM »

They never sent the magazine although I paid for it... ???

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You should complain! Otherwise I'll send you my copy.
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Re: McCartney's basses/guitars
« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2010, 10:34:45 PM »

You should complain! Otherwise I'll send you my copy.

Thnka you Bober!! ;) Yiu are extremely kind... ;)

It seems that eBay is going to recover my money. But, of course, what I wanted was the magazine. Would be very difficult for you to scan for me the pages with Chas Newby interview??  ::)

Best regards!! ;)

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Re: McCartney's basses/guitars
« Reply #49 on: March 07, 2010, 02:31:33 PM »

If that is of any help. I can do it tomorrow.
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Re: McCartney's basses/guitars
« Reply #50 on: March 07, 2010, 03:40:18 PM »

If that is of any help. I can do it tomorrow.

Of course it is!!

Sent a PM with my email address...

Thank you!! ;)

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Re: McCartney's basses/guitars
« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2010, 11:59:10 AM »

Xose, I sent it by PM. You might start a thread on the Egmond guitars. Maybe others can help as well.
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Re: McCartney's basses/guitars
« Reply #52 on: March 09, 2010, 04:42:14 PM »

Does Paul still own both of his original Hofner violin basses?
I know one of them still has the 1966 set list taped to the edge - I assume that is the 1963 model, yes?
Is it one of these two guitars that he uses on stage now, or does he use a replacement when he plays live?
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Re: McCartney's basses/guitars
« Reply #53 on: March 10, 2010, 08:25:02 AM »

Some more info on the Hofner in here: http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=4074.0
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Re: McCartney's basses/guitars
« Reply #54 on: February 23, 2012, 11:58:37 PM »

Can anyone answer the following questions;

1) Did Paul use his Ric bass on Rubber Soul and if so what songs?

2) Did Paul use the Ric for the whole of Revolver & Pepper ?

3) Did he use the Fender Jazz for the whole of the White Album ?

4) who did the right handed Jazz bass belong too ?

5) Who painted the Ric bass ?

6) is the brown Ric bass the same one but stripped (like Johns Epiphone) ?
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Re: McCartney's basses/guitars
« Reply #55 on: February 24, 2012, 12:14:59 AM »

Kevin, your questions regarding his Rickenbacker 4001S are answered here:  http://www.rickbeat.com/modelslibrary/4001spmc/4001spmc.htm
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Re: McCartney's basses/guitars
« Reply #56 on: February 24, 2012, 12:55:07 AM »

thanks barry  :)
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Re: McCartney's basses/guitars
« Reply #57 on: February 24, 2012, 01:41:01 AM »

You're welcome, Kev. 

Here's an article quoting Mark Arnquist who was in charge of special repairs at the Rickenbacker factory from July 1972 to October 1976.  He describes the repairs to Paul's 4001S just prior to the Wings Over America Tour:  http://www.thecanteen.com/arnquist.html
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Re: McCartney's basses/guitars
« Reply #58 on: February 24, 2012, 02:10:17 AM »

That Ric was...


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