Bobness of this parish and myself were fortunate enough to see the wonderful Joan as Policewoman at the equally wonderful Birmingham Town Hall last night. Something that I noticed during the gig was that Joan’s bass player had some sort of chrome cover across his strings on the body of his guitar, and we wondered what it was for on the way back to Nottingham.
A search of the internet did not prove conclusive. Suggestions ranged from them being ‘just for looks’ to having some sort of mute function, whilst some bright spark on the much respected ‘thegearpage’ thought:
“It’s to keep those annoying caffeine-fueled funksters from inflicting that horrible ‘pop n slap’ crap on the world!! Or something like that…”
Can any light be shed in these parts.