Playing Live…

3 Pint Rule are playing Saturday, March 4 at 8:45 PM – 11 PM at Bratton Fleming Sports Club EX31 4 Barnstaple, Devon.

It’s party time ???? ? …but only 3 pints for us before playing (apparently that’s the rule?!). Support act Brieya May – Everyone Welcome…

Here is a video clip of us playing at Kings Nympton Village Hall on the 4th February 2017. We had a great time and the audience were brilliant. We have more gigs lined up for 2017.

3 Pint Rule – We Can Be Heroes

We can be ‘Heroes’… ?

Posted by Three Pint Rule on Monday, February 13, 2017

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The History of This Window – This Window (UK) was formed by Peter Bright around 1985; earlier tape experiments exist from 1979 to 1984. These tape experiments formed the basic philosophy of This Window. The analogue tape machine became the main instrument used to create ‘songs’. This interest in experimentation had been nurtured whilst being a member of the Exeter College of Art and Design bands, T.34 (1978 – 1980) and The Urge (1979). The Urge supported Adam and the Ants and Bauhaus and were offered a record contract with 4AD but decided to split up and consequently didn’t sign. In A Glass Darkly (1981) was a project with the lead singer from The Urge, Russell Young and two ballet dancers who performed to a tape backing track of a dripping tap, only a handful of gigs were played in London. This project ended and Peter later joined Finish The Story (1981 -1986) as guitarist. Read more…

1999 Fender body – 2004 Squire neck – rebuilt 2016

Delighted with my latest rebuild

All bits fitted together like they were made for each other. Now fitted with the correct 8 hole scratch plate. Very low action and sounds like a ‘strat’ should.

Custer’s Last Stand

Free download of a track recorded by This Window featuring Jake Bright on guitar. The lyrics to this song were written in 1979 and was a song performed by T34. This is a totally different version to the original.

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1999 Fender (body) with a 2004 Fender Squire neck.

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In 1982, the Squier brand was reactivated by Fender to become its brand for lower priced versions of Fender guitars. Squier guitars have been manufactured in Japan, Korea, Mexico, India, Indonesia, China, and the United States.In the late 1970s and early 1980s Fender was facing competition from lower priced Japanese made guitars. The higher priced Fender guitars were made in the United States and could not compete with the lower prices of Japanese made Fender copies. In the early 1980s, Japanese labour and production costs were much lower than in America and to compete with the Japanese made guitars, Fender moved the lower priced Fender guitar production from America to Japan.

Fender was also losing sales in Japan to Japanese guitar brands such as T?kai, Greco and Fernandes and the establishment of Fender Japan would benefit Fender sales in Japan, as well as overseas. Fender began negotiations with several Japanese musical instrument distributors and reached an agreement with Yamano Gakki and Kanda Shokai to establish Fender Japan.

Squier. (2016, November 14). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 00:32, November 14, 2016, from


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It is Good Friday and a time to doubt

It is ingrained into our psyche from an early age that failure is a bad thing. From birth to death we are compared, or we compare ourselves, with people that have failed or succeeded. To be successful is to appear to our peers as socially, financially and intellectually superior. To fail is the complete opposite, to be ostracized by this successful society. Our preoccupation with success and its consequent obsession creates within us a crisis of identity. ‘Am I successful?’ ‘Do I appear to be successful?’ ‘Do my friends think I’m successful?’ Is it all just a facade, we have been taken in by what we see and what we are being told.

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In or out of Europe we are still starved of jobs

No matter what your views are on the EU referendum the majority are still struggling to find well paid work and those that are in work (sometimes) have to face the abuse and pressure of employers who refuse to pay a decent wage.

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Ten of the UK’s 12 most struggling towns and cities are in the North of England, new research shows.

Critics say the findings undermine George Osborne’s plan to create a Northern Powerhouse to bridge the North-South divide.

Rochdale’s economy is declining most steeply, followed by Burnley, Bolton, Blackburn and Hull, according to a report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

They are followed by Grimsby, Dundee, Middlesbrough, Bradford, Blackpool, Stoke-on-Trent and Wigan. Yahoo

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The number of profit warnings posted by publicly listed companies has reached the highest level since the last recession, according to a survey.

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