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Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by fretfreak76, Jul 16, 2009.
A pink 85 Charvel into a Mesa Boogie Mk IV
Nile Rogers did the same thing.
It’s a great chain!
In the Fender Soul of Tone book(highly recommended) he said he used a brown Deluxe.
And it sounds very much like the alnico speaker that used to come in a brown deluxe. Also, all the midrange and a notable lack of presence make me wonder if they did the recording a couple of different ways, and the one that made it to mastering was the brown deluxe.
I got that tone with a strat neck pickup into a cranked Ampeg Jet J20 (6g3 clone).
That’s alright that song, that’s alright...
I'd guess that its the salmon pink strat, maybe 50's, but was later stolen. But then Billy heard about someone who had it, and he went straight over to the guys place and took it back. I'd say that he's got it going through either a brown Deluxe or a tweed Deluxe.
and sounds nothing like the recording. I have no idea what he used, but he played the tune on a Rockpalast date with pearly and it sounded just like the record.
Who knows with Billy? He spreads a lot of disinformation in jest.
I used to obsess over the guitar tone on this track back when I was in high school - that was more than 35 years ago.
A lot a lot of water has passed under the bridge since I made this comment! Of course it’s not an LP...but when I first heard the ZZ track, way back in the mists of my adolescence, I thought Billy G must have had early Peter Green in mind, especially when the reverb comes on late in the track. I thought he would have had something like this in mind (I’m sure there are other examples with a similar vibe too):
I'll just lie: Billy told me it was a Rickenbacker bass plugged into an octave pedal into a Crate practice amp mic'ed with a Neumann U47 Mk II and into a Trident A Range Console to magnetic tape.
Sounds right to me.
I've always heard it was the strat that Hendrix gave him. The story behind it:
"The next significant piece of Billy Gibbons’ collection is the pink Fender Stratocaster given to him by Jimi Hendrix. Now in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the guitar is as storied as it is legendary. As a gift from one of his guitar heroes, the Pink Strat was one of Gibbons’ prize possessions until it was stolen sometime in the 1970s. In the long hiatus the band took following their 1976 tour, both Gibbons and Hill grew their now iconic beards as a way to, ironically, maintain their anonymity in public. One night, Gibbons was watching a band in a local bar when he spotted the stolen Pink Strat. After the show, he approached the guitarist and made an offer. His beard let him deal in anonymity without identifying himself or the provenance of the guitar, and for 150 dollars, Billy was reunited with his prized Strat."
That thing is beat to hell, no wonder Jimi gave it away. Needs a paint job and some new non rusted out hardware and a new neck.
The song definitely definitely has a Peter Green vibe, but the guitar sounds like Strat neck pickup.
I thought the rhythm part was Pearly Gates and the lead was a strat.
strat and a tweed bassman?
Holy necro thread:
LP rhythm and hard tail strat lead. Have serious doubts it was plugged straight into the board. I’m betting brown deluxe.