Friday, 15 September 2017

More of the Collection - Lars Mullen.

Once again, I am crediting Lars Mullen for these wonderful images.

Part II.






More to come next time.

Cheers. :)

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Flat Eric's Collection - End of the Road?

Hi to all out there. :)

It is not as daunting as it might sound, as just over three years ago, Lars Mullen and myself got together to photograph some of the collection, as I was thinking of letting some of them go and making more time for the ones I kept.
It was a great way of making a record of them, with some pro shots and I have to say, Lars worked flat out all day, aside from a quick sandwich and a drink, it was full on from the word go!

Well, I changed my mind and thought that I would do it the following year - 2015 but that didn't happen either.
So, I have been going through them all and decided that this year, it's time to let go and give someone else the pleasure of some of the Great/Rare/Unique instruments I have collected over the years.

I have no idea which one is to go first but I will be certainly having one last rehearsal with each one. 

Listed below are some of the images Lars took and I labelled up, so he could identify them - some this time and some next post.

Some of these may find new homes, some may not but I feel now is the time to make a start.

Posts have been a little slow but I promise to be back with more, very soon!!

Cheers. :)








 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Back in circulation. . . .

Dear readers and followers. :)

If you drop in here on a fairly regular basis, you will have noticed that the content has been a little sparse, over the last few months.

The truth is, I have suffered some ill health during this year and my mind has been on other things, as I'm sure you can understand.

Now things are getting back to normal, I am going to kick start the blog again and carry on listing the rest of the collection.

So, sit tight and over the next couple of weeks, I'll get the ball rolling again.

Cheers. :)

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Firebird Twin Neck, from years ago. . . .

This it it!!

 This was taken by the owner, at the time it was in his possession.

He was based and still is, in Nottinghamshire - I acquired it from North Yorkshire, so at some point it "headed north"

I haven't managed to speak to him yet but will give him a call in the next few days, to get the full story.

Back soon.

Cheers. :)

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Firebird Twin Neck....

Hi to all!
I really am trying to add more content - so many more instruments to go, just seem to run out of time!!

Anyway. . . . one of the original owners of this little beauty has contacted me - he had it around 35 years ago!!

See more of my images here:
Peter Cook Guitars

He has a 35mm shot of it, from back then, which I am hoping to see real soon.

Will come back as soon as I see it.

Cheers. : )

Friday, 3 March 2017

A visit to Peter Cook, the guitar maker. . . . . .

For some time, Peter Cook and I have been meaning to have another get together and go through the "stuff from the attic"!.
Well, late last year it happened and this is the post that I did about the visit, Peter, the Axis Guitar and me!
Peter, Axis and Eric.


















Well, what a brilliant day I had with Peter - the promised "sort through" of all the stuff that was in the attic/loft, was more interesting that I could have imagined.
After a cup of tea (how English) and a bit of a natter, we started on a smaller box with diaries, note books, delivery notes etc.
Lots of entries for John (The Ox) and Pete, plus Clapton, Neil Murray, Lemmie/Fast Eddie and a whole host of others.

The second box, marked up as Ned C, was full of Ned Callan bits, as you would expect, as well as more copy delivery notes,
which on reading, quite shocked me at the quantities!




















I never thought there were that many in circulation - and included were the serial numbers of a lot of them, along with the dates.
There were many more interesting items, which we had a sort through - with another tea, including some Polaroid shots
of a very young Peter Cook, playing a Firebird copy, prepared for CSL!


  


































Then the third box!
So many interesting bits and pieces to sort through and then. . . . .

What do you think this is?
Got it yet? Fans of John, I'm sure would spot this instantly - it had the whiff of "Garden Shed"
I was truly "Gobsmacked"!!!!! Yes, it's the real thing, trust me!!





















Also found a few layers down, was this! The bottom part caught my eye, because he made two Firebird Twin Necks - mine and the one Del Bromham had. . . . was this entry relating to mine?
The parts at the top, obviously relate to the items shown above, if you hadn't already guessed!!!





































This is just a fraction of it, in terms of details, notes, etc. - so we are going to have another go at it and try and bottom it, at some time!!

As I said at the top, a brilliant day!

As always, my request goes out to anyone who has/had a Peter Cook or Ned Callan, seen one/played one - would love to hear from you.

Cheers.


The Black Bomber Jacket, is one of those typical tour jackets of the 70's and 80's, which Peter used to take to shows and apparently,
sold like hot cakes.

Anyone got one?
 

Friday, 10 February 2017

Ibanez, Peavey and a little look backwards. . . .

Still Busy!! 

Where does all the time go to.

Anyway, recently been playing my Ibanez RB 650, which is a Killer of a bass!
So, I was searching for the link and during the same period that I did the white one, there was also lots of other interesting stuff.
So, go here and scroll down one post to the Ibanez and if you fancy it. . . . have a browse through the rest of it. :)
Ibanez RB 650 and other stuff. 

Next week, I'll be mostly playing this old fella!

 See here. Peavey Foundation and Roger Glover.

Back soon. . . Honest!!

Cheers. :)  

Sunday, 22 January 2017

2017 - More Basses and More Features. . . .

Hi to all out there - a very belated Happy New Year!! :)

I have been very busy again but now is the time to get the blog rolling again!
Ohhh Yyyesss!!

This week I have been playing my old Hondo Pro and my Fender Japan 62 Jazz.
Nice!!
See here:
Hondo Pro 
Fender Japan 62 Jazz Bass 

Digging out a couple of others for next week!!

So, without delay. . . . I'll be back Real Soon!!


Cheers. :)


PS. Hi to Mr Stingray!!
You know who you are!!! :) :) :)