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Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by gunslinger, Feb 16, 2020.
Talk box in a bag!
That's a great video! I wish they had youtube when I started learning guitar! It's a whole other thing to see and hear they players that you like talk about their approach to the guitar.
Love it. Simpler times.
If the guy was a TGP member, he'd probably be like "Now Jeff, I notice a decrease in attack and slightly harsh overtones, you must be using a pau ferro fingerboard, roasted alder body, and EVO fretwire."
The earliest rig rundown in history !
And shades of nigel tufnel in there too..
Jeff Beck has always been cool. Did you see those dogggone shoes?!??
Thank you! Very cool.
Fascinating video. Though I can’t help being reminded of Nigel Tufnel, Christopher Guest must have watched that clip to prepare for Spinal Tap.
I made my first talkbox around the same time in the mid '70s and carried it in a small army surplus backpack. Joe Walsh described how to make one in a Guitar Player magazine article. At the time the only way you could get one was to make it. No one was making them commercially yet.
I can't remember where, I think it was an interview with another player from the era, but they were talking about how Nigel was inspired by Jeff Beck, basically saying he was an incredible player but far from the brightest bulb. No idea how accurate that is.
What amazes me most about Beck .. Even moreso than his innovative mastery of myriad techniques .. Is his ability to completely retool .. The man drops an album .. CD .. Or a collection of songs in whichever new type of media and then disappears for years and then resurfaces with something entirely new. The man is ever-evolving
"Also, I think your overall tone was better when you were using '_______' tubes".
Yep, 'Ol Oxblood (or 'chocolate' as Beck himself has called that guitar). Seen this clip a number of times. I like the tunes he and the band play in the other segments. Notice the steel washer strap locks.
Beck used them in the 80s with Rod Stewart .. These are SO COOL .. My amp tech has one with all modules .. Damn things are CRAZY .. Just a little far afield in terms of OP's topic but .. the younger members should see these and understand what they are hearing on most of the 80s Beck stuff
given his long interest in mechanics (autos etc), healthy living (vegetarian since the 70s), etc., not sure how real that is, but it’s a great alter ego...
Saw him first in 1980 and about 8-10 since, many different lineups and productions (including Crazy Legs/ rockabilly).... he’s in a class by himself IMO (most impressive imo on the less raucous things .... Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, Etc, ftw, anyone?).
Any idea what Ampeg?
When he twirls the mouthpiece around, the interviewer didn’t so much as flinch as the spittle undoubtedly was flung freely.
He remains an exemplar to us all.
And he just hasn’t lost a step. Saw him a year or so ago and was rendered slack-jawed more than once. Not many septuagenarians can rip it like him.