John Mayer on Leno lastnight........Dumble & Two Rock

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  1. Timmo

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    Saw Mayer lastnight on Leno with a Dumble and a TR Sig and a Strat.

    The song was a bit boring but not terrible but no real guitar work to speak of HOWEVER, the

    TONE he was getting from his Dumble & TR was nothing short of

    BORING!!!!!!!

    Man, his tone lastnight just plain SUCKED guys!
    :huh

    What up with that?

    I wouldn't pay a nickel for that tone............. :rotflmao
     
  2. Sub City

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    Was he playing the old Strat?
     
  3. suhrbrutal

    suhrbrutal Senior Member

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    You expected something different? :BluesBros
     
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    I agree that the song was a bit dull, but trying to judge tone from a Jay Leno TV broadcast is not really a fair measure of his Dumble and Two Rock.
     
  5. Timmo

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    It was a white Strat but didn't look vintage to me.
     
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    I haven't heard many late show band performances that ever actually sounded good. I think it usually has much more to do with the engineering/ time constraints than the talent.
     
  7. Timmo

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    I agree and always make allowances for TV but I have also heard other bands on Leno that sounded pretty damned good so go figure.....

    Also, I know nothing about John Mayer other than he is a pretty good picker and uses Dumbles.
    After lastnight I'll probably keep it that way.
    ;)
     
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    Upon watching the clip, it sounded like his guitar wasn't even close miked, even though there are obviously mikes on his cabs. Maybe his stage volume was super loud and they just let the guitar bleed into the other mikes or something, case it sounds like there are room reflections mixed in with the guitar signal, and I don't mean his amp delay.
     
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    Song was borderline OK, but I'd never use that performance as an example of his tone. Way too wet to judge. Go back to some of the stuff he did with his 3 piece to get a better barometer.
     
  10. DaBlizzardofOz

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    The new album as a whole doesn't really focus on the guitar playing much. He acknowledged this on his blog and mentioned that a new album with guitar "heroics" is coming sooner than you think. I wonder if he means a new Trio album. That would be cool.
     
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    Guitar was not vintage - it was a new Jeff Beck strat
     
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    Mayer had a lot of effects on his axe. The guitarist nearest him was using a Bogner Alchemist "stack" it appeared.
     
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    The tone for that songs on letterman shows was way better.
     
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    Yeah, I thought that was interesting - tgp's least favorite amp on stage.

    I thought the tone was good enough - the song really isn't geared towards heavy guitar work like some of his others so he didn't really need an insane lead tone there. What he had going fit the song well - pleasant but forgettable if that makes sense.
     
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    Here's the video for anyone who hasn't seen it...



    Sounds pretty good to me on here. I didn't see it on TV, only youtube. During his solo he is a little quiet, but it the tone sounds good to me.

    I like the song, and for the most part I like his whole new album. I sure wish he would play Assassin on some of these live appearances. I surprisingly heard Perfectly Lonely on the radio the other day; is that the next single after Who Says?
     
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    Perfectly Lonely is the next best song to Assassin. I wish hed play it too. Havent found any live clips - might be a hard one to replicate on stage without using backing tracks...(assassin that is)
     
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    Great sounding pop. I may need to look into this..
     
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    Is it just me or is he rolling back around to his pop "roots?" I think its cool how he shifts every few years. Jeff Beck phase?

    I think he more than makes up for it on this one though...

     
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    That is probably the only Michael Jackson song I really like, and Mayer absolutely nailed it.
     
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    :agree
     

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