Lukather amp on Roseanna?

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  1. ed84246

    ed84246 Member

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    It looks like a Marshall in the original video, but there are rumors to the contrary - a modded Deluxe maybe?
     
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    rhythmrocker 1966 Battle of the Bands Supporting Member

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    Bob Bradshaw was on the road with Luke during that time; he had two mesa heads (180 watts) running into a mesa 2x12" vertical slant back for his clean sound; another boogie top (100watts) with load resistors for his dirty sound into another vertical cab, A Rane Splitter/Mixer to pan his stereo rig and to tweak his rack effects, like: Diatronics CS-5 Stereo Chorus, 2-Roland 3000 Digital Delays, MXR Digital Reverb, Eventide Digital Reverb and more; Bradshaw floor pedal of 9 banks of 4 presets per with dedicated foot switches. Those were the days of rack gear.

    Anyone seen my Bad Monkey?
     
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    Touring and studio rigs are very often completely different for obvious reasons.
     
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    One of his songs his famous for using a Dumble to record. Can't recall if it was this one or not?
     
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    based on old interviews with Luke.. He used his Les Paul through a Deluxe Reverb!
     
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    I seem to recall an Ebay auction for one of Luke's Marshalls (I think it was a '78 JMP 100 watter) a few years ago and they claimed it was the amp used on that solo.
     
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    here's an excerpt from an old interview - since IV came out in 1982, there's a good chance it was a paul through the rivera-modded deluxe or marshall:

     
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    I would never have guessed that. It sounds Marshall stack all the way, to me...........Great tone, whatever he used.
     
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    I did a gig with him about that time and he used a Marshall half-stack and got that exact same tone. I can't imagine a Deluxe producing that tone.
     
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    I remember him saying in interviews he used a Rivera-modded Deluxe a lot.
     
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    I don't know - seems like a Les Paul with a Tubescreamer in front of a cranked, modded Deluxe could get really close to that tone - after verb was added at the board, and such.
     
  12. ed84246

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    The trick here is it wasn't really a Deluxe, it was a Rivera-modded Deluxe. If you ever played a Super-champ and compare it to a regular champ, you'll probably understand what I mean - it's a total internal "pimp my amp" (or "pimp my champ" in this case).

    If that was the amp he was using, there would be no need for a tubescreamer at all for that solo...
     

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