The story of *Small Faces* starts with a Harmony H-22, when Ronnie Lane went to the J160 Music Bar in east London looking for his first bass. He traded his Gretsch Tennessean with Steve Marriott, who happened to work there, for this bass and together they would eventually form *Small Faces*. Ronnie's H-22 would take a lot of beatings, and the pickguard would go from white to black, and then be removed compleatly. In an interview for Beat Instrumental in may 1966, Ronnie states: "My Harmony bass has been through so much action – there were no Volume controls left and I had to turn the volume up and down with a pair of pliers. I’ve just bought another couple…. The old friend is being renovated". The bass is clearly seen in an appearance on *Colour Me Pop* from 1968 around 0:43 in.more
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