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Chords JLV plays in "Wait On Time"???

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by E5RSY, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. E5RSY

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    There's also what appears to be a Twin Reverb turned to face stage right set up behind him on the drum riser. Maybe he was running through that.
     
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    I think those are for Kim - he liked to run two amps, one on either side of the drums.

    EDIT: Looking closer, it doesn't make sense that Kim's amp would be pointed straight at Jimmie, unless Jimmie was being punished for something. Is that Twin miked? Because the big stack of Boogie-looking objects are. I wonder if the Twin is either a spare or just driving the Vibratone.
     
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    I don't remember the amps at that specific gig, but Jimmie usually used a hired Twin (same as Anson, Ronnie & virtually every other visiting American). If he's using a Boogie, maybe it belonged to Dave Edmunds? The Camden Palace gig was recorded a year or so before they recorded Tuff Enuff (produced by Edmunds) in London, & I remember reading that Down At Antones was recorded with Jimmie playing Edmunds' '59 dot neck 335 through his Boogie. So it's quite possible that Jimmie or Kim may have borrowed gear from Edmunds.

    Is that a Vibratone? I assumed it was a Leslie. What's the difference?
     
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    I saw them at least once a year (in London) from 1980 till around '86 or '87, & I don't ever recall seeing Kim use more than one amp. I was young then, so I was usually right down the front at Dingwalls, so I think I would have noticed if he had two amps. I have vague memories of him using both a Bassman & a Concert, at different times.

    I guess when you're using hired gear, you take what you can get?
     
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    A poor quality recording here, but it's the same gig but a longer take that runs into Ridin' In The Moonlight - the only number I can recall that they regularly played live but never recorded.



    And Full Time Lover - same gig.

     
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    Two main differences:

    1. The Vibratone was made specifically for guitar use, is much more portable, etc., etc. JLV and SRV both owned them.

    2. In a Leslie cabinet the speaker turns. In a Vibratone a ported baffle rotates around a stationary speaker.


    I didn't review the article for accuracy, but more here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_Vibratone

    The sound in the "Scratch My Back" video above sounds a little over the top to me. I think he may have been using a Uni-Vibe pedal or similar there.
     
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    OK, thanks for that.

    Assuming he was using a hired amp, would he have been able to hire a Vibratone here in 1985? Or would Jimmie have gone to the expense of flying one over?
     
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