Tab Benoit RIG RUNDOWN (Premier Guitar)

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  1. ruger9

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    Yeah lol... my wife doesn't enjoy "guitar music" (endless soloing BS), or "straight-up blues", but she's going with me this summer, and I think she'll enjoy it.

    I'm waiting for her to say "he looks like Number One from Star Trek!" LOL
     
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    Where da pretty women at?
     
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    Dog Hill :)
     
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    Tab's playing is what got me into Thinlines. His stripped approach really highlights the importance of a good foundation.

    I love how he's a great enough guy to turn 2 guitars and 2 amps into a 26-minute rundown. He's funny, personable, and willing to explain more about things than you get sometimes. I guess if you really only have 4 pieces of gear you've got more time, but he could have simply said, "here's my 2 identical guitars, my 2 amps, and that's it."

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    It's interesting, through the years and all the interviews, I thought he wasn't a gear guy... he was just "I found my guitar and my amp, and I stick with what works." But the rig rundown showed me he knows quite a bit more about gear than I suspected... his 2-amp-with-different-tones approach (I've heard of guys using 2 complimentary amps before, but it's usually not 1 dirty and 1 clean), the way he mics BOTH amps... even IN THE BACK, ribbon in front, condenser in back...

    It actually reminded me of Brian Setzer... while his rig is also simple (6120, RE-301, 6G6-B Bassman)... it's NOT really that simple... the 301 is absolutely required (not just any old delay... he actually pushes the front end of the Bassman with the 301), an extra-long cable is needed due to what the 301 does to the tone, the cabs have V30s in them.... but to Brian, it's just "yeah, I found that combination of the 301 and Bassman, it worked, and I've used it ever since... I did put V30s in the cab because the stock speakers kept blowing"
     
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    I’ve posted this before but fits here too. Cat 5 and gator clearly visible

    There’s a lot of Tab stuff playing around here on YouTube

    Puts on a simple, fun no nonsense show. Not to be missed.
     
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    Right. I'd found a "rig rundown" a couple years ago he did with a random YouTube guy that had some of the same basic info (the story of finding his first Thinline, getting the offer from Cat 5), but nothing about the mics, the way each amp is set, comparisons of guitars, etc.

    It also wasn't nearly as funny, as it was filmed between sound check and the show, and I think he clearly would have rather had some quiet down-time.

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    This rundown is perfectly timed as I saw Tab a couple of weeks ago as he passed through Raleigh. The man's a delight to experience live, comedically and musically. And yes, he played drums for his opener, Eric McFadden. No slouch on the skins but he's a monster on the guitar.

    And that thinline is a treasure.
     
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    Love his version of “New Orleans Ladies”. I spent a couple years in S. LA working. Tab was on the local stations down there all the time. Heck of a player.
     
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