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just wondering

Discussion in 'Ask Mike Watt [Archived]' started by wacktrucks, Sep 19, 2002.

  1. wacktrucks


    Sep 4, 2001
    Just visited the thud stuff section of the hootpage and I noticed that your yellow thunderbird is no longer on it. Did you get rid of that bass? I also dig the clearer version of the pbass, "bluey," and the les paul. Well just wondering?

    BTW Thanks for playing grand rapids, mi on your last tour! since i am a west sider i was glad to not have to drive to the east side of the state to see your gig! even though I missed the bass, drums, organ gig I still had fun and I turned my new girlfriend on to you so that was a plus! the next time you come around to michigan you should play the town of muskegon, it is kinda smaller then grand rapids but I think a lot of people would come out to see what you were all about. muskegon, shares a lot of things in common with pedro and i think you might enjoy it here. well maybe in the future. thanks for the inspiration mike.
  2. watt

    watt TalkBass Pro Supporting Member


    I'll try and play muskegon one of these tours. I'm always into checking out towns I've never been to besides playing the ones I'm always gigging at. tour can be a trippy adventure.

    the yellow t-bird is gone cuz I passed it on to a cat named chris. played one last time a couple weeks ago at a gig w/perkins and peter (from porno for pyros). played it hard cuz it was the last time w/her. you see, those long scale basses are hard for me to work live now, seeing how my hands hurt so after a gig w/them. I can play them ok sitting down for recording but it's too much for a gig. besides, I had two t-birds and one is really enough - why be a s h i t-hoarder? it was sure pretty all yellow like that (thanks to tim in des moines for doing that) but I like the blue one better if I had to keep only one. hope this makes sense.

    fender gave me a little orange 'stang bass (recent japanese reissue). it plays great, I recorded w/it on a song for some pedro cat yesterday. small scale neck too.

    on bass, watt

  3. Mr, Wise Man

    Mr, Wise Man

    Apr 23, 2001
    What happened to the Purple Plower? I read in the last diaries that it had some intonation problems -- were they too much to deal with?
  4. watt

    watt TalkBass Pro Supporting Member


    the cat who built it, darrin huff, is still working on it. go to


    like I've told darrin - don't worry, no hurry or in the words of orson wells,"no wine before its time."

    on bass, watt