Great Jack Person Proves Tone is in the Fingers: "I like the ones that are made in Indonesia..."

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  1. Mike M

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    Apologies if this has been posted. One of the greatest guitar players talks about Fender Squires and cheap guitars, go to 3:58 for Squire strat, Squier tele at 12:59

     
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    Thanks for posting. I enjoyed it.
     
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    Cool guy, great player!
     
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    esetter Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Great interview. Jack Pearson is one of the best! Love to listen to him!
     
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    Jack's new to me (I don't get out much)
    What a treat!
    Subscribed to whatever he's doing.

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    New to me as well—that was great! Only downside is that I apparently can’t blame my playing on my cheap Indonesian Squier. Bummer, guess it’s just me.
     
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    show him making it sound like a pitch shifted delay with just his hands.

    tone isn't in the fingers. style is in the fingers.
     
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    What a player! I didn't know him, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Been a jack fan for yrs.
     
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    Wow.
     
  11. tele12

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    It doesn't really support the "tone is in the fingers" argument.
    He says he tried every guitar in the store before he picked that one Squier.
    And his Squier Strat, Gibson SG and Squier Tele all sound different.
     
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    Tone is in the amp.

    I love Jack Pearson.
     
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    Good point. I just love how he isn't biased against cheaper models, and how he basically picks them out by how they sound unplugged.

    Here is another video where he plays Duane Allman's SG, and goes over his style, just amazing

     
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    I missed him by a week in Nashville at 3rd and Lindsley. But, I did get to see the Time Jumpers.

    Jack is a master player. Probably would make any thing he picks up sound good.
     
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    Thanks for I posting. A nice video. Been looking at the Squire bullet series Strat for banging around the house. Can pick them up cheap every once in a while online. I’m not familiar with home either, what a great player. Sweet!
     
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    « So no wah pedal, that’s the secret » :eek:
     
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    Jack is one of our regional greats, strangely unknown outside of the South for the most part.

    But I urge you to go back and listen to Jack again, as he explains what he's looking for. There's a lot more going on here than "what it sounds like unplugged". You're making it sound like he could listen, over a cellphone, to a bunch of guitars and buy a couple of them sight unseen. And this is clearly not what he's saying, in my opinion.
     
  18. Mike M

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    Yeah, I'm probably oversimplifying it, but it he does point how how much the bodies reverberate unplugged, and how that seems to be a important point for him when he first picks them up, along with weight.
     
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    and to me, style is infinitely more important.

    style is what makes you, sound like you.

    anybody can buy great tone. big deal.
     
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    Cheap guitars sound good????

    OMG when did that happen????

    Imagine all the great music that coulda been made if student guitars made in the '50s & '60s sounded good???

    Hey, anybody know why the old student model Gibson's like the LP Jr are worth so much $$ now?

    If only a modern player would champion student guitars the world could know about them!
    Maybe Jack White or David Lindley could take on that job?

    ...Sorry...
     
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