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Me busking playing "Me and Mrs Jones"

Taz

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This was an experiment in trying to catch the faces of the public as I busked. It didn't really work but I quite like the raw sound that I came up with.

 
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Chris

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Sounding good as always Pete.

Chris...
 

TimboSax

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Sounding good, a better class of busking than we get round here :thumb:
 

daveysaxboy

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Sounds very nice.Great natural reverb in there also.Great job,how much did you make.
 

kevgermany

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Sounds great Taz, also the sound of the coins going in..
 

zelda

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A real nice job on a great tune. I remember this song from 1972 (I think). I was 22. These days I can't just hear certain songs as just songs; they take me back to when I first heard the tune and I don't resist. Kind of a time machine. Thanks for posting.
 

dooce

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Nice. Love the banner for "Coventry's Best Jobs" in the background. You've probably got one right there Pete......
 

Taz

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Sounds very nice.Great natural reverb in there also.Great job,how much did you make.

Cheers Davey, i think I made just over £70 but it was just too darn cold to carry on. The tips of my fingers were just too painful!
 

Littlewailer

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Pretty much the same as yours I believe. It's an Amati ATS 21 and the serial number dates it to 1960. I love it!

I was wondering just cause it looked like an Amati.
I play an ATS-61. It's an 80's horn but it still holds up the Amati name darn well.

RE gloves. I have a fairly thick pair that I've gotten used to. It's a little awkward for the first few minutes but after that it evens out. No chopped fingers. I can play oleo with them in 0 degree weather no problem so they must work.
 

Taz

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Thanks for that Colin, I like the look of the thin silk gloves. My hands are quite thick and there's not enough room between my palm and the palm keys to accommodate a pair of woolly gloves, I have tried but I just get unwanted squeaks from touching the palm keys!
I don't busk in the cold often enough to be really bothered by it.
 

Colin the Bear

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I like playing in gloves. It's so liberating when you take them off. Roll on summer.
 

ArtyLady

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Wow! money for old rope!! Nice playing too :thumb: I'd love to go busking but I just wouldn't be confident enough :((unless the whole band was with me!! ;}
 

ArtyLady

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Better on your own. No sharing.

I know - I barely get that much when gigging with the band! But I really would struggle as I have a phobia of shopping centres (agoraphobia!), but maybe busking would cure that as playing usually cures all my other worries.....I'm determined to try it this summer! :thumb:
 

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