Guitars That Talk and the Players that make them do so

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  1. slider

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    Just thinking about guitar solos that have a vocal sound- hard to put into words. Each note has an inflection, a unique shape. The guitar talks! Doesn't happen so much in shred or mainstream jazz- more of a blues/rock thing. Examples:
    David Gilmour on "Comforably Numb"- strat with EMGs, right? whammy helps.
    Duane Allman on most anything- killer LP, singular technique. Each note shaped.
    Jeff Beck, especially on "Day in the Life"- this is off a George Martin Beatles tribute album. I got the track off iTunes. He's playing slide, AND using the whammy simultaneously, I think. Some of those trills/bends are unprecedented, like Derek Trucks' Indian-influenced stuff.
    Peter Green, Carlos Santana, Ry Cooder.
    Anyone have examples, tips on achieving this sound?
     
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    Anything by B.B. King.
     
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    Mark Knopfler, Brothers in Arms
     
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    The examples mentioned are of course excellent players, but I personally dont think of their style as vocal or making guitars "talk" per se. Knopfler, Gilmour, BB are all amazing and favourites of mine too, so dont flame me :)

    For me, I find the *most* vocal type guitar sound is when the wha-pedal is used, either subtle or more overtly. Like Satriani on his Extremist album, Dimebag Darrell on some solos on Vulgar display of power, or like Kirk Hammett in Whever I may Roam, or Vai on Love of God, for instance.

    BTW, I think you dont find this in jazz so much because they dont really have the benefit of sustain when playing clean and also tend not to bend notes. I think it is there but just much more subtle. Wes Montgomery might not make the guitar sing like a rock player, but he definitely makes it swing :)
     
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    Wasn't "comfortably numb" done with a Goldtop LP with P90s? I think it was.

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    Muddy Waters' old tele.
     
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    No. That was the Brick in the Wall solo.
     
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    Albert Collins - "Too Many dishes".

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    Don't have a clue as to who played it, but the guitar throughout Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On". Killer tone, AND everything is played late on the beat, but still legal. Keeps you "leaning forward" the whole time, waiting for the other shoe to drop, if you know what I mean...
     
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    The long sustaining note on Band of Gypsies' Machine Gun
     
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    Robert Cray's guitar leads. Pick one.
     
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    Whatever guitar David Gilmour is using at the time.
     
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    You're thinking of "Another Brick ptII" that was GT Les Paul with P-90's recorded DI'd and re-amped.

    "Comfortably Numb" is Strat and has whammy bar on it.
     
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    I sit corrected.

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