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Old 04-18-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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Completely off topic, but that's what Everything Else is for, right?

For those of you who love jam band type music, I am posting this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... q_jI2R_QS8

I am so blown away by this performance, I wanted to share. If 20 minutes of guitar shredding is not your thing then you can start at the 7:30 mark, which is where it really gets interesting. If you like that, then hang in there till the end for the climax. But yeah, by the time they really get into the song, most radio type songs would have finished. Not everyone has the attention span for that kind of thing. But if you are like me, and like this kind of thing... wow, watching/listening to this, I was alternating between having goose bumps to picking my jaw up off the floor. Of course it helps that I love the song they are covering. Just beautiful.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:05 AM   #2
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Way cool video. I have always been a fan of Fender Strats, however, after hearing that guy playing the Les Paul, I may have to get one of those some day. The tone he got was amazing. The Strat that the other guy was playing sounded thin compared to the Les Paul.

I think that Ronnie Montrose must have used a Les Paul.
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The guy playing the Les Paul is Warren Haynes, who is one of the current guitarists for the Allman Brothers. The Les Paul has always been an essential part of their signature sound, same as Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Frank Zappa, etc. I agree the Les Paul has a fatter sound, and a strat will likely not sound as good played against a Les Paul, but I still love strats. I've had both (well, the "Les Paul" I had was actually an Ibanez knockoff), but currently I have a strat and would not trade it for a Les Paul. I like having the clean sound as well, and a Les Paul will not sing in a clear tone like a strat. That being said, Les Pauls are totally badass, and are the guitar of choice for several of my favorite players. But then think of the awesome tone of the guys who predominantly play (or played) strats, such as: Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, etc. etc. I guess if I could justify owning two electric guitars, I'd have one of each. But seeing as how I am not wealthy, and have a family to feed, I'm going to just play my strat for the time being. Mine looks identical to Eric Clapton's famous "Blackie": black body, white pick guard, maple neck. Maybe I'll convince my son to get a Les Paul, and then I can play it!
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I do agree that Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn and Eric Clapton made some amazing music. It is always making the best out of the equipment that you have.

Duane Allman was a GREAT slide guitar player. Another was Lowell George of Little Feat. Bonnie Raitt learned how to play slide from Lowell George.

I learned how to play guitar by listening to The Ventures, Chet Atkins, and, of course, my greatest influences were John Fahey and Leo Kottke.

Thanks for posting that link.

Perhaps some of the music playing members on this site will contribute to the thread that you started.
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You guy's would run me out of the park if I were camped next to you...I like to wind down listening to Henry Mancini and Lawrence Welk
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I would not run away. Henry Mancini was a great composer.

As a child, my family would watch Lawrence Welk. The Lennon sisters were great.

Although Lawrence Welk played accordion, The master was Myron Floran who played on the show.

I still think that Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. sang better than Frank Sinatra.
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You guy's would run me out of the park if I were camped next to you...I like to wind down listening to Henry Mancini and Lawrence Welk
I would not run away. Henry Mancini was a great composer.

As a child, my family would watch Lawrence Welk. The Lennon sisters were great.

Although Lawrence Welk played accordion, The master was Myron Floran who played on the show.

I still think that Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. sang better than Frank Sinatra.
I had an opportunity to see Henry Mancini and his orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl back in 1989...it was a night of musical magic...to this day, I recall the rendition of Moon River...oh my
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BC, good for you--put their toes to the fire!
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As I hear the pink panther theme strike up......
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