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But Then We Already Knew That....

Postby TI4-1009 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:08 pm

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Re: But Then We Already Knew That....

Postby Pete B. » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:20 pm

I heard a story from a Nashville source, that someone once went up to Chet Atkins during a show and said... "Hey Chet, That guitar sounds really great!"...
As the story goes.. Chet held both arms/hands straight out in front of himself, and said... "Oh Yeah?... How does it sound now???".
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Re: But Then We Already Knew That....

Postby mgbills » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:59 pm

I'm working on a new product. "Hands of Jerry!"
It'll be followed by "Voice of Billy Holiday."

Imagine that...You could have both! Imagine Lady Day singing Althea....
"I toooold AltheA ...I waaaaaaaaaas feeeeeeeeeeelin' lost."

Oh yea. That'll be a great seller. Let me have my brain back from constantly wresting my guitar.
"Hi Ho...the Carrion Crow...FoldeRoldeRiddle"
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Re: But Then We Already Knew That....

Postby Smolder » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:43 pm

The tone is in the hands debate on other forums always cracks me up. I sound like me (for better or worse) no matter the gear.
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Re: But Then We Already Knew That....

Postby tigger » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:52 pm

Bullshit, that bass must have a buffered OBEL somewhere in there.
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Re: But Then We Already Knew That....

Postby aiq » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:39 am

I have always felt the tone quest is not so much to get a sound but to find gear you are comfortable with. Andrew is Jerryfying an instrument for me not because I want the Jerry sound, it's because from reading this board and others I have come to believe that set up has great flexibility and possibilities.
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Re: But Then We Already Knew That....

Postby Smolder » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:52 am

I've never wanted to clone Jerry's tone or play dead music note for note.. but Jerry's tone (along with Duane's) were core to my understanding of what a guitar could and should sound like. It's an incredibly important reference point as I have rigs that do both (duane and jerry).

I spend nearly as much time reading, listening and crafting the gear as playing. I never wanted to be a dude with great gear and no chops... but equally disappointing would be to have chops and sound like crap. Some days I have more time to play... others not so much... so it's a delicate balancing act. I doubt I'll ever be satisfied with either.
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Re: But Then We Already Knew That....

Postby strumminsix » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:37 am

Pete B. wrote:I heard a story from a Nashville source, that someone once went up to Chet Atkins during a show and said... "Hey Chet, That guitar sounds really great!"...
As the story goes.. Chet held both arms/hands straight out in front of himself, and said... "Oh Yeah?... How does it sound now???".
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THAT IS AWESOME!!
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Re: But Then We Already Knew That....

Postby gmchart » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:08 pm

It was pretty humbling the day I realized that Bobby could play my rig and sound like Bobby, and I could play his and sound like me. But since then, I've also come to terms with the fact that I'm a gear head. That's OK. I'm not blowin' the rent check. (damn that Irish Catholic guilt) Shouldn't have been that surprised, 8 flyrods and 3or4 shotguns should have been a tip. Researching, collecting, putting different parts together makes me happy. But I do have a sign up in my practice area-----You can't buy chops--PLAY.
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Re: But Then We Already Knew That....

Postby TI4-1009 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:21 pm

gmchart wrote: But I do have a sign up in my practice area-----You can't buy chops--PLAY.


I need one of those too. :oops:
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