Arlen Roth is back ....

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  1. gatorgabe

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    There's Vintage Guitar story on him that's very interesting...tragic loss of his wife and daughter in a car accident. I also read somewhere that Brent Mason was suing him due to non-payment of royalties on an instructional video he did for Arlen...
     
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    It's really funny to see him on Gibson.com considering he uses a Tele style guitar 90% or more of the time (not usually a Fender). I can't think of any videos I've seen of him playing a Les Paul, or hearing tones that sound like a Les Paul.

    John
     
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    Free lessons from him sounds great, but I don't think I've ever heard him play a Les Paul. Almost all telecaster.

    What I really wish he'd do is a Hot Licks vid with Sonny Landreth.
     
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    He's also got a new CD out with Sonny Landreth/Levon Helm and has recently given his website a face lift.

    http://arlenroth.com/

    Big fan here. Got to talk with him a few years ago, seems like a really nice guy.

    He usually plays a signature model built by Don Warren btw.
     
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  7. Dave Orban

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    Hope this marks a period of peace and prosperity for Arlen. Long overdue!
     
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    Dexter.Sinister Still breathing Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes. Glad to hear he is coming back after his losses.

    DS
     
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    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Gold Supporting Member

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    Odd that he teemed with the Gword since he's mostly associated with a Tele. His Tooling Around CD from the early '90s has got some great playing on it.
     
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    Ya goes where the money flows...
     
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    Too bad there aren't any more Hot Licks Videos coming out--I enjoyed them. Still have all the ones I bought.

    Worked with Arlen's brother David (who did all the graphic design for Hot Licks) back in the early 80's and he would promote Arlen's work and let us know what he was up to.

    Sometimes I see Arlen at street rod shows in CT and NY and I can't help but look in his back seat for a telecaster!
     
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    I loved his lesson re: scales... Wish it had some tabs with it... I am trying to move past the minor pentatonic scale and he basically showed how to do it using the Maj Pentatonic ascending up the fingerboard... Can anyone help me with some maj pentatonic tabs like what Arlen was doing?
     
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    Agree, Roth w/o a Tele looks very odd.
     
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    Actually, his first good guitar was a '52 Les Paul- he then went to a '54 strat and then to a tele.
     

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