Yeah, that would be an interesting palate on which to build your own sound I suppose.To mee the guitar is not about sounding like him. I find it a versatile tool to find my own sound.
I think this is why his signature guitar didn't do anything. People were expecting Lace Sensors and 57-ish specs, and instead they got single space humbuckers. Don't get me wrong, I played a few when you could still find them in stores and they played and sounded just fine, but far fewer people are aware of the sound he puts out now as opposed to what he sounded like playing Today or Cherub Rock.I was more of a Siamese Dream fan. '57 reissue strat with R/B/S Lace Sensors is the real signature guitar to me
Ever see the lost live footage on The Vieuphoria DVD? His playing and tone are exceptional. Of course the footage is from the Pumpkin's prime years. Probably is the only alt rocker to name drop Yngwie in interviews. Very under-appreciated player (never understood how Guitar Player mag never had a cover story of him back in the '90's).Not disappeared at all...Constantly touring. Saw them last yeat here for the first time. Always like the Pumpkins, but had NO idea how good of a player he is...
They were amazing live.
Yeah, this makes total sense. Corgan had the famous "MOM" strat, plus a couple of others he used almost exclusively. There are a lot of tones on "Siamese" that are Gibson all the way. He was known for mixing and matching different amps and guitars to keep his tones a little different. He did this a lot on "Mellon Collie..." I know he used an Epiphone SG and small Fender combo for some of the quieter, folk-rock things in that album. Iha always favored his black LP, but tended to be drowned out much of the time live and on record.I read in an interview that he used an SG for some Siamese Dream parts, in the guitar world series he did he said that he chose the lace sensors because it gave him the low end of an SG and in concert footage os the Machina tour he used SG's. Also I know my SG gives me more of a Siamese Dream/ Mellon Collie sound than my Billy Corgan Strat. James used a Custom Les Paul during the early years.