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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by fasteddie42, Feb 7, 2019.
Before NRBQ he was with The Wildweeds out of CT.
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.
Lord have mercy! This is some good stuff.
Thanks for sharing.
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.
Pretty sure it was the Super. He used it for a long time. And you're right...what a great sound!
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
even by the beach in the mix on a junky cellphone..... big al sounds great.
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
Pretty sure it was Steve Ferguson instead of Al on this tune.
Is he using a "D" tuning on "Get Rhythm"?
Whole step down from standard.
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.
...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.