Kevin Eubanks Jay Leno show...what a great tone!

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  1. Tomo

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    I enjoy watching the Jay Leno show.

    Great overdrive tone from Kevin Eubanks is great. Creamy, warm.. very cool!

    What a tone!

    What do you think?

    PS, Are they pure single coils?

    Tomo
     
  2. Dana Olsen

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    Hey Tomo -

    Kevin's a great player too, and I love his tone. That's a very interesting guitar he has. I don't know who built it, but it sure looks like it has a ton of pickups (GRIN) At least SOME of them have to be single coils ...

    Happy Holidays, see you at NAMM, Dana O.
     
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    I'm not a Leno fan, but I'm a big Kevin Eubanks fan. Is it possible to say that somebody with that much exposure and such a big paycheck is underrated? Cuz you don't get to hear him play that much on the show, at least the rare times I've dialed in. But I have his "Live" CD with Bill Pierce, Charnett Moffett and Marvin Smitty Smith, and it's one of those that makes me reconsider whether I should be playing guitar myself.

    His trombone playing brother, Robin, is pretty incredible too....
     
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    I thought so too, and noticed he was using a Mesa Electradyne, at least I spotted one a few months ago when the show first came on.
     
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    I dug Eubanks when I first heard him in the mid-80's. When I hear him now I do not hear any "tone". Kinda buzzy; the Mesa tip comes as no surprise. Good gig he's got...
     
  8. Tomo

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    Hello Dana,

    Yes, he is! Great jazz guitar player who can really rock too. His guitar looks like very special.

    See you at NAMM. Hall C 4334 Eminence. Email me, tell me where you are gonna be so I will see you.

    tfujita AT berklee.edu

    Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!

    Tomo
     
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    I can't believe he plays the way he does without a pick!

    He used to use a Mesa Boogie Blue Angel I believe but switched the Electradyne recently.
     
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    I've watched him play before... does he ever use a pick? I notice that he uses his thumb a lot!
     
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    also very much enjoy his tone - great gig to be sure

    he seems to have a hotplate taming his electradyne 1x12" combo too

    not sure which pedals if any he has behind his bandstand

    t4d
     
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    Wondering what that thing that looks like a sewing machine treadle is? Looks like some kind of funky vintage foot switch.
     
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    You know you're old when the first thing you look for is a place to plug in ................your space heater!
     
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    Yeah...... cold room at those shows.
     
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    That tone he uses on the show is pretty homogonized. I never paid much attention to what he was using. Some sort of Mesa combo. Sounds like a Lonestar to me but several other Mesa's can get that static fat creamy OD tone. Makes life easier for the audio production folks if his sound is consistent.

    On a gig where he's playing for himself, it's a whole different ballgame. I've heard all kinds of tones from him. Although I still dig his early Berklee days albums like Guitarist. So much fire and life. And he really made use of the intervals he could get with the thumb and index finger style.

    When he's doing things on the show, it sometimes sounds (and looks) like he's actually using a pick just to make the "Long Train Running" or whatever he's covering sound more familiar. It would be great if they let him stretch a bit more, especially with that band. Someday I would love to attend a taping and hear what they do when the red light isn't on.
     
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    In my estimation many of the very best players don't use picks: Wes Montgomery, Albert Collins, Albert King, Lurrie Bell, Jeff Beck... BB King is a notable exception
     
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    Don't forget Knopfler!
     
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    very tough to locate that release - it's not the Live at Bradley's in '94 - it's the 2001 release on insoul, right ?

    only one remote mention of it on wikipedia

    any chance of posting some tune titles (preferably obscure ones for a more narrowed down search ?)

    Can't count his Sundance album out - EVER !
     
  20. Tomo

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    Thanks everyone! I really like his rock tone on the Jay Leno show.

    Tomo
     

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