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The "what happened to Micawber" thread ?
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: May 26, 2018 11:46

Well ?

What has happened to Micawber ? Dublin, London 1, London 2 ... and unless I'm not paying attention, Micawber is missing in action ! No sightings so far !

What's going on ?

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Re: The "what happened to Micawber" thread ?
Posted by: Roadster32 ()
Date: May 26, 2018 13:15

Haven't seen it either so far.

Re: The "what happened to Micawber" thread ?
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: May 26, 2018 13:30

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Roadster32
Haven't seen it either so far.

Hermann ... we need ANSWERS to this mystery !! grinning smiley

Anyone ?

WHERE is Micawber ? Keith hasn't retired Micawber ? Surely not ? confused smiley

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Re: The "what happened to Micawber" thread ?
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: May 26, 2018 13:31

Perhaps Matt Lee has acquired Micawber ? grinning smiley confused smiley

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Re: The "what happened to Micawber" thread ?
Posted by: Roadster32 ()
Date: May 26, 2018 13:48

I am pretty sure he hasn't.
Maybe we get to know what happened.

Re: The "what happened to Micawber" thread ?
Posted by: MonkeyMan2000 ()
Date: May 26, 2018 13:54

Micawber is alive and well! Let's Spend The Night Together from yesterday is the proof (amongst the usual other songs it is used on)

Re: The "what happened to Micawber" thread ?
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: May 26, 2018 14:06

Quote
MonkeyMan2000
Micawber is alive and well! Let's Spend The Night Together from yesterday is the proof (amongst the usual other songs it is used on)

Phew !

Relief !

Micawber is alive and well ! hot smiley

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Re: The "what happened to Micawber" thread ?
Posted by: Deltics ()
Date: May 26, 2018 14:06

Last Night.




"As we say in England, it can get a bit trainspottery"



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-05-26 20:13 by Deltics.

Re: The "what happened to Micawber" thread ?
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: May 26, 2018 14:11

Thank you !

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Re: The "what happened to Micawber" thread ?
Posted by: MonkeyMan2000 ()
Date: May 26, 2018 15:22

But it seems they took away one of his most famous features: The humbucker is now facing the right way! Already noticed that during the SA tour in 2016. Wonder what the reason was for that.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-05-26 15:23 by MonkeyMan2000.

Re: The "what happened to Micawber" thread ?
Posted by: JumpinJeppeFlash ()
Date: May 26, 2018 15:26

Keith have used it on all three shows so far. Last year he didn't play it at all during couple of shows, not even HTW where he played the 52 "standard" tele with single coil instead. To be honest, Micawber is very much worn out, Keith have played it so much over the years.

Re: The "what happened to Micawber" thread ?
Posted by: doitywoik ()
Date: May 26, 2018 18:00

Phew! So Micawber didn't fall out of a palm tree (or a hotel window) in the end ...

Re: The "what happened to Micawber" thread ?
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: May 26, 2018 19:07

He should use his psychedelic les paul custom again. smoking smiley

Re: The "what happened to Micawber" thread ?
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: May 26, 2018 19:52

Quote
JumpinJeppeFlash
Keith have used it on all three shows so far. Last year he didn't play it at all during couple of shows, not even HTW where he played the 52 "standard" tele with single coil instead. To be honest, Micawber is very much worn out, Keith have played it so much over the years.

How do you 'wear out' an electric guitar ? Honest question. From what I understand, all parts can be replaced, necks can be refurbished ... refretted even, pickups replaced, switches etc, that only really leaves the body. How can you 'wear that out' ?

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Re: The "what happened to Micawber" thread ?
Posted by: ab ()
Date: May 26, 2018 23:28

Beloved guitars get taken out of rotation for repairs and the like. Neil Young gave Old Black a rest during the early part of the Greendale tour.

But when I saw Neil two years ago in the rain at Jazzfest, he played it for the entire show (handing it off to be retuned and wiped dry at every song break).

Re: The "what happened to Micawber" thread ?
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: May 27, 2018 01:06

I'm surprised he still tours with what is by now a very famous and valuable instrument.

Ace that he does though. thumbs up

Re: The "what happened to Micawber" thread ?
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: May 27, 2018 01:16

Just absoluteley mental that they are still going.

1962 - 2018 and counting.

eye popping smiley

Re: The "what happened to Micawber" thread ?
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: May 27, 2018 09:15

Quote
His Majesty
I'm surprised he still tours with what is by now a very famous and valuable instrument.

Ace that he does though. thumbs up

No kidding. The 'value' of Micawber is probably incalculable these days, it has to be one of the most famous instruments in the world ...

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Re: The "what happened to Micawber" thread ?
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: May 27, 2018 09:17

Quote
His Majesty
Just absoluteley mental that they are still going.

1962 - 2018 and counting.

eye popping smiley

I know, it IS kind of mind-blowing when one thinks about it ! It's 56 years and counting ........ quite extraordinary !

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Re: The "what happened to Micawber" thread ?
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: May 27, 2018 09:20

You do have to wonder whether they'll make it to 60 ? Who's to say ? And no doubt Micawber will still be there round Keith's neck ! thumbs up

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Re: The "what happened to Micawber" thread ?
Posted by: JumpinJeppeFlash ()
Date: May 27, 2018 13:23

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paulywaul
Quote
JumpinJeppeFlash
Keith have used it on all three shows so far. Last year he didn't play it at all during couple of shows, not even HTW where he played the 52 "standard" tele with single coil instead. To be honest, Micawber is very much worn out, Keith have played it so much over the years.

How do you 'wear out' an electric guitar ? Honest question. From what I understand, all parts can be replaced, necks can be refurbished ... refretted even, pickups replaced, switches etc, that only really leaves the body. How can you 'wear that out' ?

For example you can't refret a guitar over and over forever, It's a 65 year old instrument. Sure you can change the electronics etc. but that's not an option with Micawber, Keith love that early 50s lapsteel pickup to much and it wouldnt be the same without it. The standard 52 tele was back on stage London 2 and Keith used Micawber for LSTNT and HTW.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-05-27 13:26 by JumpinJeppeFlash.



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