still looking for Rick Kelly strat soundclips

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  1. leodiditright

    leodiditright Member

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    Any good souls willing to post clips playing their Kelly's strat alone with a good clean amp sound ???

    Really need to hear more before I'll write to Mr Kelly.

    Many thanks.
     
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    Sounds great. Much character.
     
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    It's also doing the rhythm, and perhaps some of the lead (I can't really remember) on this one. http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Wayfaring.mp3

    In case you are interested, here's a Rick Kelly Protocaster - like an esquire:
    http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/SlowTune.mp3 <- I have never been able to replicate this tone with any other tele type guitar, but the Kelly nails it every time.

    Here's a Rick Kelly Tele in action - http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/DL20.mp3

    Here too: http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Klon.mp3
     
  5. leodiditright

    leodiditright Member

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    Thanks MrMunky, what kind of strat is it? ash body-fat mapleneck?
     
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    I'll try and post some clips of my Bowery pine tele this afternoon. 150 Year old pine from the Bowery in NYC.

    It's amazing.

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    MrMunky, your stuff sounds great. Please describe any effects used on the recordings as well as amplifiers. Also, your choice of pickups on the Kelly Strat and Esquire.

    Thanks
     
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    Thanks guys.

    The strat is actually a slightly undersized alder body that Rick painted with a beautiful artistic oil-paint finish. He calls it an "Abstrat," and I think it's the third that he's done like this. I love the sound and response of the guitar. It's everything you expect from a Strat---right after you listen to the first couple of Dire Straits records.

    The pickups are Lollars, according to Rick, but I couldn't tell you which ones. My guess would be the tweeds. The frequency response is broad and the output is low. They sound fantastic.

    As for effects, all but the RKStrat one were recorded with no amp; just direct into the soundcard from a Boss GT-8. The RKStrat one was done with a Digitech GSP-1101 and an Analogman BiComp. The others were done with a BiComp and, in the Klon clip, a Klon, and in the DL20 clip an Analogman Delay pedal.

    In the Tele I have a set of Lollar '52s; in the Protocaster I have a Duncan Antiquity. The pickups seem the perfect matches for the guitars, but it might just be that the guitars are so good that any pickup is a perfect match.
     
  9. leodiditright

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    Thanks, any pics of the "Abstract" ?
     

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