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Larry Carlton

drtone

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The man ALWAYS seems to play the perfect note and has the perfect tone.... the old records with Steely Dan and Joni Mitchell, to just name a few, are just amazing...... oh well - time to practice some more!!!
 

kurt1981

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His 70's tone is the benchmark for me, wish to God I could get there!!! He's the man, pure and simple.
 

furry

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since this is in the amp section, I'll just go ahead and add that it doesn't matter what amp he plays, he always sounds like himself, which is to say fantastic.

his playing on Fagen's 'The Nightfly' is particularly spectacular...
 

Macaroni

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He mentioned in an interview that a lot of the Steely Dan solos were recorded using a small Fender, turned up just to the sweet spot of breaking up. No Dumble or pedals.
 

Flyin' Brian

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Yep the Steely Dan stuff was done mostly with a Tweed Deluxe.
He also sounded great with Steely Dan and a Boogie
And his Last Night tone with the Valley Arts Strat and a Dumble is one of my ideas of tone heaven.
 

Billion81

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The Steely stuff is killer. My favorite is Live at the Baked Potato His cover of While you Needn't and All Blues was huge for all of us music majors back in the '80s.
 

telelion

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Wanted to throw in for those that did not see the thread that Larry just announced his retirement from the band "Fourplay" whose releases always debuted at the top of the "smooth jazz" charts but they were much more than that. More like incredibly tight funk great compositions with jazz solos. Chuck Loeb took the chair.

I didn't realize he was in them for 12 years. He sure could solo with them, especially live, but unlike his solo work to an extent, this is where you heard his other side still fresh, the seasoned session player, playing the perfect sophisticated rhythm part and fills, with the best in the business.
 

Flyin' Brian

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The Steely stuff is killer. My favorite is Live at the Baked Potato His cover of While you Needn't and All Blues was huge for all of us music majors back in the '80s.
I'm unfamiliar with this one....where's it available?
 

Cap'n Fingers

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The Steely stuff is killer. My favorite is Live at the Baked Potato His cover of While you Needn't and All Blues was huge for all of us music majors back in the '80s.
Yeah, Live at the BP was a damn fine example of the man at the top
of his game.
His remake of Sleepwalk from the album of the same name
will always be a classic.
 

screamtone

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The man ALWAYS seems to play the perfect note and has the perfect tone.... the old records with Steely Dan and Joni Mitchell, to just name a few, are just amazing...... oh well - time to practice some more!!!
Yep. What part of Louisville are you in? Do we know each other?

I love Larry Carlton. He changed my life.

Tomo
Mine too, Tomo.
 




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