Frank Gambale Testing a guitar VID..

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  1. kimos55

    kimos55 Follow your dreams turst your heart Silver Supporting Member

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  2. jazzandmetal?

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    He is one of my favorites.
     
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    :agree though dont like the sound of the yamaha that much
     
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    Go Frankie boy ... :AOK
     
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    Frank's one of my favorite players.I've tried for years to sweep as fluent as he does.Still not there but I'm too stubborn to stop trying :D
     
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    Some pretty nice picking there for sure.
     
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    I don't know how you can actually hear much of the guitar tone with all that stuccato picking though. Great technician...but if he's actually trying to demo, some different stuff might be a better idea.
     
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    Ridiculously good player. Thanks for sharing the link here.
     
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    True, Mike, but maybe the point of the clip is to convince people that they'll be able to play like Gambale if they got that Yamaha... ;)
     
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    Well then I'll take TWO!!!!!:p
     
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    Yeah, Frank is a great player... but yes, I would have to say that pup system sounds pretty piezo "quacky".
     
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    True ... but for some reason it also sounds a bit (that kind of attack)
    like those Gypsy Jazz guitars (Maca- fa -whatever's ...)
    I actually sort of dig it ... :rotflmao
    It's truly not an offensive sound ... probably sound very good in the mix ...
     
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    BEAUTIFUL player!
    Let's remember that the pickup system is for live PA use - bet that would sound decent in a louder room and/or band context. Solo/quiet in a guitar shop ain't the best barometer (could be plugged in a standard guitar amp for all we know).
    Yamaha mos def gets things right, frequently.
     
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    I agree. FG has always struck me as one of the most lyrical "shred-based" fusion guitarists. His technique is utterly astounding, yet he plays a lot of (to my ear) really beautiful lines.

    This is one of my favorites by him. I prefer the solo on the studio recording, but he still goes to some amazing places on this take.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=579UZXOpeUw&feature=related
     
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    WOW ... I've totally forgotten about that song ..
    that's one of those major play over & over again, try to assimulate pieces
    that repeatedly passed through my consciousness at one time in me life ...
    It's really a beautful composition ...

    And ya know what else... I luv that tone he got from that Ibanez ...
     
  20. Frank Prince

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    There is a line in the original studio recording that absolutely knocked me out the first time I heard it. I believe it is the first phrase of the solo after they do the "bridge" section. It's an ascending line with some interesting rhythmic movement that I thought was just incredibly poignant when played over those changes. He does something different at that same point in this video that didn't really do that much for me.

    I think that one particular line was what really got me hooked on Gambale the lyrical player as opposed to Gambale the jawdropping sweep-picking superhuman shredder. :p
     

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