Jeff Beck is a freak!

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  1. Ignatius

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    Gee though, you'd think a guy of this caliber could at least find himself a decent drummer and bass player. :confused::D:eek:
     
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    Anyone who can write something as musically eloquent and moving as Beck's ''The Final Peace' deserves to be lauded for eternity.
     
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    I always liked this one of JB has a nice happy sound to it, i know Shawn Lane used the the bar a fair amount as well and sounded great with it, i tend to use vibrato and bends more when playing.

    I do use the bar for some effects like a high pitched squeal to add emotion to a tune, and on the Rocker solo like Eric Bell used it to get that wierd sounding effect fairly close to the end.

     
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    Wheres Vinnie when you need him ! I caught the tour of the album before the les Paul tribute, w Imelia doing about 3 songs, at the fantastic sounding MGM Grande at Foxwoods CT., w 3 friends. After the concert the first words out of everyones mouths independently, simultaniously was "Beck was great , but the drumming was awful" The culpert ? Micheal Walden. I ve never liked his drumming, since his debut on McLaughlins 1st post Mahavisnu LP as a 19 year old wunderkind.
     
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    I've always loved his musicality and innovation.
     
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    He’s an overplaying hack as much as Simon Phillips is/was.
     
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    Out of the big three ex-Yardbirds rock guitarists (Clapton, Page, and Beck), Jimmy Page was my definite fave when I was younger. I'm still a huge Led Zeppelin and Cream fan, but something funny happened to me as I got older...

    I never understood Beck when I was a kid. I now think I just wasn't mature enough to get what he was doing, and some of his records were instrumental and not really classifiable as rock.

    Now Jeff Beck is my fave out of all those guys. At some point I went back and listened carefully to Truth and Beck-Ola. And wow, that stuff is incredible.

    The thing that sets Jeff Beck apart from the rest is that he's wildly creative, and he's clearly his own man artistically. He follows what he's interested in and because he's an astounding musician, he can always get the best, top-drawer and talented musicians in any genre, not necessarily rock and blues, to play with him.

    Another thing: Beck is what? 74 years old? And he plays with the energy of a much younger guitarist. And...he still practises every day! As much as I love Page and Clapton, it's clear they don't play much anymore.
     
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    by the way, anyone know the story on Beck's bone necklace

    and what is that guitar nut he's using?
     
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    dont know about the choker , but depending on the strat , if its the one Im thinking of he has a roller nut or a ball bearing locking nut to keep his guitar in tune for all the riding on the trem bar.to keep the string tension in placeonce set , he may also use a Tremsetter to pull the bar back to Zero

    tremsetter__57644.1470693611.jpg
     
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    When I was watching the video of him, every time he was interviewed, he was in his shop working on his hot rods. All were american iron and from what I could tell he is a near master mechanic.
     
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    He thought he needed a second career as the music thing was slowing down for him, so being a mechanic was his second choice, and is a fine hobby for him , he talks about it in this video
     
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    He's at the top of my list - and I don't even like all of his stuff! But the sheer ability is insane: perfect pitch on every note, slow passages that morph into blazing speed for awhile and then back again, and his whammy bar excursions are legendary for good reason. And there's lots more to admire. There are plenty of players whose sound and songs I love, but I don't know any other player who can do all the things he can. And he makes it look easy.
     
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    This was from the first Jeff Beck album I ever had, and is still one of my favorites. A wild man!
     
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    ^ The one after that (the 'Orange' one) is superb and produced by Steve Cropper!
     
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    Anybody here going to see the reunion show with Rod Stewart in the fall? I’m kinda wondering if it will be a cheese fest. Dunno if Rods got it in him to do the old stuff.

    Cheers,
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    booooooooooooooooo on youuuuuuuuuu!
     
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    Ok, that was red hot. Let's all play music like this from now on. What do we call it? Is it post-grunge jazz-rock fusion? Grown-up music with a beat and an edge and real hamony. Anyway, this is what I'm going to do now.
     
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    His recordings are great but seeing him play "live" through the years has been truly amazing.

    First saw him in '68, many times in between the most recent time in 2017.
     
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    If he’s gonna rock like we know he can, I’m all in.
     
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