Big Al Anderson's Rig

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  1. fendrguitplayr

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    Before NRBQ he was with The Wildweeds out of CT.

     
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    PK Lavengood, a really good guitar player from Indiana, worked at a store in Bloomington Indiana back in the 80's. He told me that Big Al came into the shop one day looking for a Tele pickup (would have been for the Brown one with relief cut, most likely). PK told him he only had Seymour Duncans, and Al said, "No thanks," and left.
    BTW, I saw NRBQ twice in the early 90's, and both times he was using a MIJ Paisley Tele through a brown Super with 2 10's. He also told me he used Fender 354 shell colored picks, and had a hard time finding them, so I found a supplier and sent the info to their road mgr.
     
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    Lord have mercy! This is some good stuff.
     
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    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    When I saw The Q back in the '80's (I think they opened for Bob Dylan) I thought he was using a brown Vibroverb 2 x 10". Maybe it was a brown Super 2 x 10"? He sure sounded good! They were playing the basketball arena at UVA and I had good seats. It was a great night.
     
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    Pretty sure it was the Super. He used it for a long time. And you're right...what a great sound!
     
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    I remember seeing NRBQ with my dad a bunch of times in the late 80s/early 90s. He was playing a paisley Tele and a brown Fender (Super I guess from the other posts) back then
     
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    yeesh

    even by the beach in the mix on a junky cellphone..... big al sounds great.


    THREE TELECASTERS!
     
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    Ironically, Skeeter Davis is singing on the restaurant’s speakers as I type this...it aint the end of the world, if you don’t get Big Al’s tone, while finding your own
     
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    Pretty sure it was Steve Ferguson instead of Al on this tune.
     
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    Is he using a "D" tuning on "Get Rhythm"?

    Whole step down from standard.
     
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    On the live bootlegs I have you can hear him drop down to dropped D (bass E string tuned down a step) for that one and Wild Weekend too.
     
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    ...the lap steel player? Looks to me like Nick Forster, the co-owner of the eTown venue in Boulder. His wife, Helen is helping with the back-up vocal. He used to play bass with Hot Rize, etc.

    https://www.etown.org/about/nick-helen-forster/
     
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