my god george harrison slide playing is just beautiful

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  1. popinvasion

    popinvasion Supporting Member

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    Its stunning.

    I know there are a shitload of sliders out there, lots of alt tuners, etc. This guy just sings, standard tuning and seemingly simple boy is that deceptive.

    I have yet to hear a slide player that does it better, sure there are more proficient more exotic, more complex, but this guy is melodic and has the right tone and feel.

    Its sick

    how is he doing it. It also seems like he picked it up over night, I studied up on him and there is no lag, its like one day he picked it up and there it was.

    Damn.

    How is he getting this tone?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFponF9A86c&feature=related

    what do you suppose is this amp? looks like a clapton strat. I see a glass slide. There has to be pedals. Its too sustained to just be an amp.
     
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    JeffD Very slow but persistent Supporting Member

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    I don't know how he did it, but check out the slide playing on his last album (brainwashed). He just got better.

    BTW, is that EC playing the black strat in the above vid? Looks like him.
     
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    Yep, I can't disagree with anything you said.


    Thanks for the video link. It's a shame he went so young.
     
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    Concise, melodic, stylish, precise--just like his non-slide leads. Other players might be considered 'better' but none are finer. Thanks for the link.
     
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    A stunningly beautiful record all around.
     
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    He was so under rated as a musician.
     
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    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    My favorite Beatle.

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    He was not a dirty blues player like so many others who play slide. He played melodic lines cleanly and precisely, and quite beautifully at that. George was always a master of taste and doing what was right for the song.
     
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    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    Check out his work on Badfinger's Day After Day.

    Slide solo perfection.
     
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    George's playing has alot of influence from the hawaian slack key players. His melodies seem to have that quality and vibe translated to his own style.

    George also loved his Ukuleles as well

    Let your Love grow
     
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    If that has the mid boost like the Clapton Strat that would preclude the need for a pedal.

    Yes, George always did serve the song well.
     
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    Aardvark Silver Supporting Member

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    I agree with all of the above. He was a superb song writer and a very different and beautiful slide player. I just about wore out my vinyl copy of All Things Must Pass. I have to say that his last album, 'Brainwashed', is also wonderful. I am amazed that it got so little air time. I predict it will be recognized as a classic in ten or twenty years, when people finally wake up. Some things take so long...
     
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    His slide playing was so beautiful, appropriate, and it always seemed so profound. There are a lot of songs that I will listen to just to hear his slide. He's instantly recognizable. He is one of the few that had a style that can truly be called unique.
     
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    I agree - man I love his playing. :BEER
     
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    Check out the short passage at the end of "Give Me Love". Its exquisite. The tone,touch and MELODY are stunning. I do miss George.
     
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    Harrison was definitely underrated as a guitarist.
     
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    That live tone is nice......and it's also very reminiscent of Lowell George's live sound.

    As mentioned, George's sense of melody is what sets his slide playing apart. I was inspired, in particular, by his beautiful harmony slide parts. Just perfect.
     
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    When four guys get together and change the modern world as we know it, it's easy to overlook brilliant slide playing
     
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    Ignoring his playing & melodic sense, how's he achieve that sound? I think I hear a strat middle pickup with the tone rolled off, into a Fender amp with a bit of compression maybe? Reverb/echo?
     

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