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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by slinger, Sep 2, 2018.
What are some chasing? I don't know about them, but I am quite sure that if I can only acquire enough guitars, I be 17 again. I don't know how many it will take, but i'm game to try.
It's always been a mystery to me why people care so deeply about what others do with their guitars.
Steve Morse is one of the reasons I wanted a Tele. You can't deny this worked for him.
I don't want it but it peaked my interest.
J.J. Cale kinda wins this contest. And if you don't know who J.J. Cale is, then I don't know what do with you...
Uhhh - the 4th one Was Clarence White's B-bender built by Gene Parsons in 1968. Nothing to do with Morse.
I always wanted one of these:
Uhhh yes?.......when did anyone say it had anything to do with Steve Morse?
There is no confusion with those guitars and multiple pickups. It's an attempt to have "and one ring to rule them all"... or rather "one rig to rule them all".
Don't forget this one ... while a reduced number of pickups, it was made from scrap parts (EVH admitted he didn't understand what the seller meant when they said 'seconds') and then cobbled some other parts together (the Gibson humbucker was later found to have a broken bobbin wire that still 'worked' like Roy B's 'Nancy'). He said he couldn't figure out the switching so he just wired it direct to the volume and jack. Then he made history with it. The Frankenstrat
This is my test rig, I swap out loaded pickguards without detuning strings, no tools, in less than a minute. I built it first to see the effects of the guitar vs electronics and found all the character gomes out of the electronics.
Recently I added a 'Jazzmaster' to the little fleet - it really does make it easy to get Surf music and shoegaze/etc.
I have collected a few other 'fast swapping pickups' ideas that others have tried.
Then there are the switching systems, like this 400 options from an HH guitar.
Or this one among all these others.
First one is Morse’s.
Clarence sure could make that one work!
I know he didn't build it, but cool story anyhow.
Tone is all in the turnbuckles.
What in the name of all that is holy! That is an abomination!
Not the clearest picture but Andy Fairweather Low with a partscaster with two humbuckers, no neck pick up. I wondered what he was chasing with this.
That’s Steve Howe with two stock guitars - an ES 345 (I think) on a strap and a Coral / Danelectro Electric Sitar mounted on a stand: he plays the sitar for one verse of Close To The Edge. (In recent years he’s used a Variax on a stand instead to do acoustic parts as well as the sitar.)
He also has a couple of Telecasters — including a 1955 Tele which he modded to add a humbucker and put the pickup selector where he liked it:
And this is apparently a heavily refinished 1950 Broadcaster which he used to own:
He really does just treat guitars as tools: not interested in that “keep the original vintage features” idea at all it seems!