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The Official Pete Thorn thread.

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  1. ricksdisconnected

    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    Pete was a YT sensation who seems like a great guy. He’s fun to watch and I’ve seen tons of his videos but...he’s not THAT good. He toured with Melissa Etheridge I believe which is not a huge endorsement in my opinion.
    I think John Suhr jumped on his YT stardom and made those signature amps and guitars.
    My only issue is I have seen many more talented players and I don’t think he warrants a signature series but good for him.
    Then again manufacturers seem to have a signature model for just about anyone.
    I’m not going to fork over $4000 for a PT series guitar.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    sounds damn good to me. oh and damn straght i would pay for a PT model if i had the extra cash.
     
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    Suhr doesn't just give out endorsements like Kramer, Ibanez, Jackson, etc...back in the 80's. I have to wonder if you have ever listened to any of his solo recordings or just his demo videos...

    A Melissa Ethridge gig, though I can't stand her, is nothing to sneer at. He also toured with Chris Cornell and Don Henley. Those aren't easy auditions, they are looking for top notch. People like Steve Vai, Steve Stevens, Guthrie Govan, Scott Henderson, Tom Quayle, and more think he's legit. King Edward was impressed enough to want to meet him and gift him an EVH Wolfgang. That's all the endorsement I need.

    He's also done a bunch of session work.

    PETE THORN | From Chris Cornell To YouTube A Modern Guitar Career - YouTube
     
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    I wouldn't fork over $4K for a Suhr PT either. Suhr retails them at $3495 and you can get them for around $3K and less used.

    Any Suhr guitar is going to be a damn fine top tier level guitar. None better, only as good.
     
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    Pete's gear demo videos :applause:
     
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    Made me pick up A Bogner red mini.
    And now has med GASing for a treble booster despite having an EQ pedal already.
    Yeah, he is good
    (TB will be a DIY for now, but the linked video at the beginning of this thread just did me in.
    Again.)
     
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    Wow.


     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    Petes back with a badass pedal. (of course)
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    steep at $300 but......
     
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    I watch him all the time and Andy from pro guitar. Before he started the blog and got really in to the suhr amp he played a fender Black face Bassman. He is the gear to tone guy.
     
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    That is pretty accurate he is more deserving than bozo’s that only have a YouTube channel. He started out with his own gear and built up the relationship with Suhr and many other venders .He has plenty of touring experience and did a brief stent with Chris Cornell. He has a great story about it on his Channel. Loosing Chris left a void and Pete Thorn new him pretty well.
     
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    I also Like Tim Pierce , quite talented.
     
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    Gigging with Melissa Etheridge means, he had to fill Philip Sayce's shoes. Definitely nothing to sneer at. Here in France he also toured with Michel Polnareff with what's basically the MacCartney band, plus Tony Mac Alpine (they also did the Mylène Farmer tour, minus Mac Alpine). How many here would dare to step on stage alongside such a monster player ? Not even mentioning ever imagine doing the duel thing with it for a whole tour ? Check this out:




    As much as I love his playing, I still think Phil X has the EVH vibe nailed better though (especially the swing and swagger part). But that's just being picky, and both are 100% deserving of the awesome career they have. Anyone thinking they're anything but world class is seriously deluded.
     
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    That was cool man. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Eh, I had to listen to Pete shred all over my gear whenever he came to the demo room. Seriously, as nice as he is, it's just demoralizing. You just want to pile your guitars in the alley, get a 5 gallon gas can and set them all on fire.

    My wife stopped me before I could find a match, though...thank God. LOL

    With Melissa using an LP with Jim Wagner Crossroads pickups and a few of my speakers.

     
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    I've seriously never heard of him, outside of his youtube demos. I've heard that he supposedly played for; ________, ________ & ________ & everyone else...

    Those last 2 clips show him as a good seasoned player. His tone cuts through in that battle clip, whereas McAlpine's tone hardly cuts, even in a solo. The Etheridge clip, while he's not all shreddy, he does play well over what he's playing to & does add in a little shred, here & there, but where it goes.

    I'm not an Etheridge fan, but, that sounded pretty good...
     
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    Unfortunately this is what social media has created. A generation and a half of imbeciles all convinced that their opinions matter.
     
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    Amen brother. A sad state.....
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    FINALLY!

     
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