Early Genesis Steve Hackett Effects

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  1. analogmike

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    Nice! Thanks for sharing that!
     
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    Very cool. Those guys obsess about the details! I've heard it's a great show.
     
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    Awesome! I love me some PG era Genesis.
     
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    A very underrated guitarist.
     
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    Have you made him an offer on the Synthi Hi-Fli? ;)

    I hope you at least got to play with it
     
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    Mike! This is amazing! I met François at a Musical Box show in Long Island, NY. Nice guy and and he signed my Selling England By The Pound poster! :)

    I am also a HUGE Genesis fan!, thx for this.
     
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    He is a great guy, he sticks around and comes out after the show to talk to people. Some of the other's don't speak English well (French Canadian) so I understand why they don't. I met him at a show and he was so excited when I told him that I made pedals and he showed me his hand-made fuzz pedals. He's amazingly talented on guitar and in electronics and guitar setup. Here's more info on them, starting from ten years ago, and including François' hand-made pedals:

    http://www.analogman.com/musicalbox/musicalbox.htm

    On the left is his handmade "pizza pan" fuzz and on the right is my vintage one, I think I got it in trade from Gearmanndude:

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    Thanks for the link mike. A great read!
     
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    Cool vid/link, thanks for posting it!
     
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    Try this:



    It joined our collection a few years ago :)

    Here's Francois demoing it baclstage at the Ridgefield Playhouse a year ago:

     
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    Thank you! These are amazing!

    Does the Musical Box guitarist still have a hi fli? Would love a repro of that.

    Just saw them do the Selling England show the other day. . was amazing. I wish I could have heard "Steve Hackett" better though. Everyone else seemed to be going direct. "Mike Rutherford" was very very loud and had way too much treble. The mix was way better the last time I saw them. I was sitting right behind the soundboard, so I was surprised. Is a minor complaint though. I'll try to get there earlier next time so I can sit right in front of "Hackett".
     
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    Cool stuff, Mike!!
     
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    Hi!

    Do you know when he replaced his Supa Fuzz for a Supa Tone Bender?
    And when exactly he started to use his Roland JC 150 watts amp? (around Trick Of The Tail I guess...)

    Thanks
     
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    I did aquire the Hi FLi which he demonstrated above for our collection when they no longer needed it as they changed the show they were doing and needed new (old!) gear. Sometimes they don't have the guitar up high enough ;(

    He used the Japanese Super Fuzz and British Marshall Supa Fuzz together through the mid 70s. The Supa Tone bender maybe later in the 70s? Here's Steve signing my SH edition, quite some time ago. Somehow, he hasn't aged.

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    I'm slowly gathering clones of what he used. I'll post a list of what I've come up with so far soon. Some of them may not be exactly correct.

    I hope they eventually do the Lamb again. Would love to see that show.
     
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    Very curious to know what clones you own. Do you have a Supa Tone Bender?

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    Here is a pic from 76 with the Roland amp and the Supa Tone Bender which was his only fuzz unit at that time it seems...
     
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    Mike. Dude. Coolest. Thread. Ever.

    I've gotten more of what I do from Hackett than maybe any other guitar player. Cheers!
     
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    From what I could gather from the first video, these day he prefers his Line 6 Distortion Modeler to any of the old vintage pedals. Refreshing non-corksniffer mentality!
     

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