- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- Was he using his Elpico amp all the time until he got his Höfner bass??
I really can't tell...
- 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.