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Old February 22nd, 2012, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bill Kirchen "Poultry In Motion" technique.

How does he do that ?
Comes in @ 4:35



Great interview too.

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Old February 22nd, 2012, 01:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It started on the replay at closer to 4:44 I think, but I'm not sure of the how. At first listen I thought he was plucking the strings and letting them bounce off the frets, but I don't think that's it either. At least that's not the sound I get when I do that. An interesting sound nonetheless.

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Old February 22nd, 2012, 01:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think he's tapping on the pickup - which is microphonic?
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I think he's tapping on the pickup - which is microphonic?

Could be...
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 01:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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For his popping sound he mutes the string w/one finger, selects the rear p/u, and plucks string behind the muting finger.
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For his popping sound he mutes the string w/one finger, selects the rear p/u, and plucks string behind the muting finger.

Hmmm... I'll have to try it... Thanks !
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 01:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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What make is the guitar, and the amp in the background? Looks like a pinecaster.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 01:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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There's that Kelly tele again!
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 02:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks man - the amps? Not a fender badge as far as I can see.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 02:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hmmm... I'll have to try it... Thanks !
Well I did pay Bill to be in his workshop, so his secret is unsafe with me.

Usually he's using his thumb to mute the string.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 02:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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There's that Kelly tele again!
The guy in NYC with the pine teles?

Bill is cool.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 03:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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He has the front pickup high and is pushing the strings onto the pickup and they "pop" off.
He does that in "Hot Rod Lincoln" when, during his tour of the "Kings" (Freddie, BB, Albert...) he says "Billie Jean King" and plays Tennis with the Bass Player.

At 6:18, but watch the whole thing.

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Old February 22nd, 2012, 06:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The "popped" string isn't necessarily the one the following note is played on. The string is just used for the pop effect. He showed me that 18 years ago and I still find it confusing as hell.
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Well I did pay Bill to be in his workshop, so his secret is unsafe with me.

Usually he's using his thumb to mute the string.
Cool... One of those workshops was on my birthday a couple of years ago, but was too broke to go. Met him since then and even witnessed and taped him showing the Hot Rod Lincoln lick at slow speed to the young guitar player in the band he was opening for. So that's two of Bill's secret recipes under my belt... Thanks !
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He has the front pickup high and is pushing the strings onto the pickup and they "pop" off.
He does that in "Hot Rod Lincoln" when, during his tour of the "Kings" (Freddie, BB, Albert...) he says "Billie Jean King" and plays Tennis with the Bass Player.

At 6:18, but watch the whole thing.

OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!! I think that is the most entertaining vid I've ever seen... I didn't even know Bill was the picker on Hotrod Lincoln... I'm gonna have to do some major research on him.... and anyone who says a Tele isn't versatile clearly has not seen this video... I'm absolutaly amazed... the traffic noises... car horns... the humor of the whole thing....fantastic!.... thanks so much for the post
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He has the front pickup high and is pushing the strings onto the pickup and they "pop" off.
No, it's the sound of the string being plucked while muted to a short length. Has to be the back pickup (i.e. the muting hand must be in front of the pickup being used)...
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when i m old i want to be like that guy.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 04:30 PM   #19 (permalink)
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OMG!!! That guy is immensely talented. I wouldn't argue otherwise, but that 10 min. of his show would drive me NUTS!!!
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Lay your thumb on a string near the bridge pup and pull up on that string with your index finger and use a little of your nail to make a pop.
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