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George Harrison:All Things Must Pass gear

Pale Rider

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Just wondering if anyone knows what gear George was using during these sessions/era and maybe particularly for slide, including what kind he favored-
I've just been geeking out to it after finding a copy on vinyl-always will be my favorite Beatles related recording

Thanks
 

James

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Hi highaura'd,

I think I may have an old 80s Guitar Player issue with a George Harrison cover story. I'll dig it out and see if they gave any gear details.
 

MrBoZiffer

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I think I read somewhere he used his Strat a lot on that album. Other than that, I don't know. I'd be interested to find out too. That's one of my favorite albums of all time.
 

rah3

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Little factoid: George Harrison had his first slide bottle placed in his hand by Bramlett, who taught Harrison how to play slide guitar, which led into a gospel jam that resulted in Harrison's hit "My Sweet Lord".[9] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaney_Bramlett

Derek and the Dominoes were a core part of many of the tracks. Many are unaware that both George and Dave Mason were part of D&D's during the time "All things must pass" was being recorded. http://www.chromeoxide.com/derek.htm

There were a lot of guitarists on the album, so many of guitar tones are not George.

The following musicians are credited on the 2001 re-mastered release:

-RAH3
 

supergenius365

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I seem to remember a Fender Princeton for some reason. Certainly a Strat, a wah and a fuzz (Vox maybe?) Not sure where I saw this. Maybe the Bangladesh concert video?
 

nmiller

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The fuzz on "What is Life" sounds a lot like my Fuzz-Tone. I think a lot of the guitars (as well as other tracks) were run through tape delays and tons of plate reverb (post-mic, not before the amp).
 

roquero

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I can pretty much nail the "What is Life" lead tone with my strat and Analogman Silicon BC 108 Fuzz
 

James

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The Guitar Player issue I'd mentioned above is from November 1987. There's a full interview, a color gallery of George's guitars, and an 8 page article on Beatles gear, but nothing specifically about gear from the All Things Must Pass era. Still, I'd imagine stuff he owned and used from the Beatles era would have been used on All Things Must Pass.

highaura'd, please drop me a line if you'd like to check it out! :)

all best,
James
 

wyatt

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Harrison was using Bassman head's almost exclusively by the end of the Beatles, and he used nothing but four SF Champs for the Concert for Bangledesh, so Fender would seem a solid amp choice. His slide work always sounded thicken up a lot by delay, maybe ADT for back then (and a straight delay effect for later records), which is what adds the wet, reverb-y sound to it without really being reverb.
 

Pale Rider

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Great clip=-
seems he was using the Strat a lot back then-maybe i should just pick up the Beatles gear book-

I assume he's using some compression on the slide parts that I dig-metal or glass slide?
I need a new one...any ideas?
 

Amp360

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I always assumed Jim Keltner had played a lot of the drums on that album. Thanks fr the info!
 

goodtone

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Peter Frampton played acoustic on the All Things must pass album. Pete needs to give up some information. Sounds like Fender amps were used. Not sure which model .
 




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