I Have No Words...

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  1. AlvisX

    AlvisX Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    This crazy MF had some tone back in the day,though

     
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    Yes he did !!!
     
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    He predated Steel Panther by about 40 years... Think so so EVH and turbo DR slugging in out in one body.

    Russ
     
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    That zebra stripe Custom was the spark that ignited a lifelong love for those guitars, and I wasn't even a huge fan of the Nuge back then.
     
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    "...pierced nipples notwithstanding."

    Gdam this guy is cray-cray
     
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    AlvisX Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    He had some OK tone in this vid .....but his stage tone in the 70s was pretty badass
     
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    Gunner64 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I was just watching a vid from California jam I think it was. Idk what he was playing through but his tone was indeed badass, as was his band. Tight and on. Loved Ted in them Days..He was awesome before he became a politician...just shut up and play!.
     
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    AlvisX Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    He was a bit outa tune on that gig IIRC,but good tone , supposedly he'd just went thru all kinda madness tryin to get to the gig from huntin in Africa
     
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    Gunner64 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I went back and watched some more. I was mistaken, It was actually the '79 Monsters of Rock tour at the Oakland Colosseum, not California Jam.

    Man, He had a great band back then. He was best when he had a great wing man like Derek St.Holmes or Charlie Huhn..and tone for days.
     
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    Growing up in Detroit The Nuge was everywhere on the radio. Seger and Tedley- the local favorites -but Ted actually liked calling into local radio programs lots too. I was always able to enjoy his music despite his overbearing (imo) persona and I like his tone. He's not super high on my personal list though and is not even my favorite Detroit guy; for my money Jim McCarty has better tone. Ron Asheton too but perhaps that is an apples to oranges comparison.
     
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    I swear, the nitro lacquer fumes coming off an old Byrdland must get Ted high. That must explain hit.

    He's always been a bit nutty like that but you can't say he isn't having fun playing guitar and creating legendary rock and roll!
     
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    I’ve seen Ted climb down a rope from the ceiling at Cobo Hall in a loin cloth on new year’s eve whiplash bash. I’ve seen him riding a great huge white buffalo on an outdoor stage with a chiefs head dress. We were 20 rows from the stage front and center and that beast had three foot long thick drool slime hanging from it’s mouth swaying side to side as it walked. It was far from tame, snorting and whipping it’s head side to side. The trainer dude had his hands full and Ted was in all his glory. My girlfriend and I both were intimidated by the size and power of the buffalo being that close, it was a show to remember.
     
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    AlvisX Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    This was a pretty good show ...St Holmes thru a Marshall w/ LP Junior.
    I don't think his wacky sh*t quite translates to the German audience . Perhaps "Stormtroopin" wasn't the best title to perform to a nation trying to come to grips with it's recent dark past .........

     
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    Whiplash Bash was pretty popular early '90s too.
     
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    AlvisX Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I watched the "instructional" video , but didn't really pick up anything except Ted appears to like huntin' as much as I do
     
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    Unfortunately, I just can't stand him. He has great tone, but every time the guy opens his mouth and talks I just lose all respect.
     
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    Yea..I dug him when he was just crazy guitar player Ted.. crazy poltical activist Ted not so much. It's a shame because Ted used to have so much to say with his guitar, now his blah, blah, blahing bullshit is his focus and his guitar has taken a seat at the back of the crazy bus....again, Just stfu and play!
     
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    Even before he got political he was an obnoxious motor mouth. He doesn’t seem to have a humble bone in his body. He’s egotistical to the point of self delusion. Perhaps it’s just his schtick?
     
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    Gunner64 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Yea but back then he had a passion for playing, and being a showman. Now it seems he only plays to have a platform for his politics.
     
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    I have loved Ted since I first saw him at Sherwood Forest in '69 ? I spoke with him twice there.
    I love his tone, his volume, his stage presence; and...his Politics!
     
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