Eric Johnson using a DS-1!!

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by afterburner, Aug 2, 2006.


  1. afterburner

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  2. Todd Lynch

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    Yeah; when I read that yesterday, I couldn't wait to see what was going to be made of it here - and stock no less!
     
  3. Platypus

    Platypus not in rivers, but in drops

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    Does it use Duracell batteries? ;)
     
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    Mine is assymetrical otherwise it is stock.
    Did the same to my old JP version I used to have, liked them best that way.
    Always got a smooth nice sound out of them.
     
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    STOCK!?!?!?!

    I don't believe it. Maybe he is using some specific brand carbon battery and using a rubber band to hold on the bottom plate!!
     
  6. afterburner

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    well he said all he's using these days is stock, but since he picked up the DS-1 in a pawnshop, maybe it's an old vintage one?
     
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    That is true but the rubber bands need to be red :rotflmao
     
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    I have heard that these sound especially good when placed on a titanium block 4 inches off the ground at a 38 degree angle to the rest of the board...and not too close to the fuzzface.:horse
     
  9. Todd Lynch

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    Can't Eric get any true love around here?
     
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    I love EJ.. It's the gear quirks that make us chuckle. I think almost every member of TGP has respect for EJ and his talent.
     
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    And he's not crazy, either.. The reason he used to cherry pick from a mountain of old tubescreamers was because Ibanez used to stick whatever chip they could get their hands on in those 808s and 9s. And now we all know what a huge difference the *right* op-amp can make to a circuit's performance
     
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    As the gear heads stare in disbelief. :eek:

    :Devil :roll
     
  13. Big Bob

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    Not to rag on EJ but dam......I think its pretty cool that he would even consider a DS1. Maybe he is loosining up a bit. I mean if the guy would just quit second guessing everything he does he would be ten times more entertaining.

    Imagine him and the Reverend after a bottle of Turkey...a couple of full stacks and a coily cord....that would be a show to remember....:dude

    Bob
     
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    I think the gear insanity is one of the MOST entertaining things about him.

    But the gist of the interview is that he IS loosening up, or trying anyway. I've only spent about five minutes with him personally, plus I've had some discussions with the guy who did that interview and another fella here who's friends with EJ...but my sense is that EJ really is a very humble guy on the same tone quest we're all on. His just gets publicized and scrutinized. Still, it's nice to hear him at least talk about loosening up some.

    'Course, the market price for secondhand DS-1's just went up.
     
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    Eric has had a very postive influence on guitar music. Just think, he has basically had two tones for years.....plexi and blackface with a vintage strat.

    I just think he uses too much verb and delay.

    Oh yeah, one more thing......he should hire singers instead of singing his songs himself.
     
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    I actually liked his voice on red house:)
     
  17. afterburner

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    hahaha :roll

    we shall see...
     
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    I like his voice, period. I don't think he's one of the all time great voices of rock and roll, by any means, but I think his voice goes well with his playing, his sound, and especially his songs.

    But then, I can listen to John Mayer too so obviously my ears are all fouled up.
     
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    Garygtr Almost as good! Silver Supporting Member

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    Fess up-who's done a DS-1 search on Ebay today? :crazy
     
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    cmon john mayer rocks:dude
     

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