Love the man.
Would love it if he would just strap on that Red Strat and play it clean as he did on the first two DS discs. I'm a big Les Paul guy, but something about his clean tone and fingerpicked lines really grab me..
Vintage wire = Old Growth wood.
Everyone seems to have it, there is an endless supply. You would think it would cheapen the cost of vintage guitars and pickups as it is so bountiful..
That said, I like my Throbak SLE MXV 101s.
Its when a minor chord, or some other deviation from major chords pop up. In open E, and even in standard, it's hard to be able to "catch" that change to a minor.
An you are correct, staying away from runs I have played millions of times in my "non slide" playing is tough.
I have been...
I'm not bold enough to abandon the "open E, wheedle, wheedle dee", too many Allman Bros cover bands in my past, current, future.
I need to go back to standard tuning from time to time to break that rut, and even then it will revert to "wheedle dee".
I struggle to improvise over any complicated...
I got out after Signals actually, to me Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures was their pinnacle.
There were synth tracks and Moog pedals on earlier Rush stuff, but it was to enhance the songs, and it worked well. "Closer to the Heart" is a great example, simple "string" lines underneath. Once...
Hot P90s are way too mid focused, no "sparkle". I like hotter PAFs, so I naturally gravitated towards hotter P90s. Went through a pile of them, from many bigger brands, private winders, etc. None of them stuck, they were just way too nasally. James from Rewind Electric set me straight, and spun...