I first heard it in the mid 80's but by then EVERYONE was tapping. Every local band, regardless of the type of music, the guitarist was going to go tappity tap in most of the songs. I decided not to bother. Actually, I haven't seen anyone doing it for years.
I had a Peavey Bravo 25w combo years ago. Long since discontinued. The clean channel was rather bland. The o/d side was very creamy and smooth - no bite and not at all Marshall like. It disappeared in a band mix. I don't think it would suit you at all.
I was just curious that, given the amount of pickup makers that claim to have dissected loads of original PAFs, whether there are any still left in the wild. In a blind test I couldn't tell the difference between a 58 PAF and a copy that was made yesterday. Don't care much either.
' Developed over many years of careful repair, dissection and study of original PAF pickups'.
This is taken from a boutique manufacturer's advertising blurb but I've seen it used by many other pickup manufacturers. How many original PAFs were made ? Are there any still in existence or have they...
In 1967 Jimi appeared at Sussex University which is in my hometown of Brighton in the U.K. If you look this up on the FB page 'Brighton Past' there are some photos which apparently were taken by Alvin Lee.
I started playing at age 16 in 1974. At that time all guitar players knew the basics of Chuck Berry's style. We could all play the intro to Johnny B. Goode. In my case, very badly. I didn't hear EVH until Beat It. I remember the first time I heard it I thought 'What the hell was that ?' The...