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Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by Nik Henville, Apr 15, 2019.
Tell me again, where does 'tone' come from...
Goes to show (again and again and again !) that gear comes second to your ability to manipulate it and extract good tones from it. And that Jeff Beck is a god amongst men in that regard (plus a few more) !
I saw him play last year. He used an effects pedal on 1 song.
My ears are still ringing.
This dude has been around a longtime and I don't know a dang thang about him, no idea what he's done musically that rocked the world and given him god status. No idea.....
Please shed some light on this for me.
Replaced Clapton in the Yardbirds (with a then-unknown Jimmy Page on bass) and then went on to pioneer psychedelic rock. Co-wrote Superstition with Stevie Wonder. Got a band with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood. Pioneered jazz-rock in the 60s and 70s.
And that's just small bits. He, along with Clapton, Page and Hendrix, is one of the original guitar heroes. And he pretty much influenced every major guitar player from the 70s onwards. Lukather, amongst others, can't stop raving about him.
Read this and be blown away:
JB is a God, period.
I prefer finger-nails to picks. He and I were chewing the fat after a gig back in the seventies, and he said that doing one's own thing was way more important than following trends and copying stuff. He told me if nails worked for me, to run with it. Been running ever since. Had a conversation once with Richie Havens, he said the same thing regarding left-hand thumb over neck or behind neck... he said there were NO rules, you just do what you need to do to get the music you want...
No Nik! We go thru this debate every 6 months. Please do a search of the Forum.
You'll find a plethora of opinions to justify your own opinion.
It's weird sometimes to not even know what the tone you want is until it happens. Our bass player couldn't show up for a show once, so another guitar player came to fill in. So I plugged him into the Twin I normally used and I took over the blackface bassman setup. I'm like WTF! where have you been all my life!
Another time I went to an open mic with a guitar player friend and we both went up to trade leads. He brought two sixties ES-335's he just got (I'd never played one on stage before). I turn up for the solo and the thing starts lifting off of my body because I'm right in front of the amp. Those things go into a life of their own when played in front of an amp! I always played a solid body, so I just never experienced that before. My friend was cracking up later, because of the face I made when it happened. But it really was an awesome experience and so much fun to play! It felt so great. And yet again, I'm just WTF? Why did I never know this?
Talking about tone, what I keep coming back to for inspiration in the just raw, guitar into amp thing is this.
I'm too lazy...
This guy trumps Blackmore?
Yup that's lazy alright.
Is that JB?
Jeremy Spencer was in the studio while Peter Green was recording The Green Manalishi. He claims, that he saw "ghouls" materialize the room while Peter was playing! Could have been some choice LSD... but, maybe not. It is the darkest sounding recording I've personally ever heard.
Sorry - you're confusing me with someone who gives a damn about justifying their opinion...
Sorry - you're confusing me with someone who gives a damn about how other folk pick guitar.
I do, however, think it is very cool y'all "go through this debate every six months..."
Nice use of "plethora" by the way.
As a reformed oenophile with (sadly) aeloist tendencies, the persiflage prolix in here is second only to that "other" place...
..... whatevah !!
Is it prolix persiflage, or persiflage prolix?