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  1. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    London, that city just HAS something that attracts me.

    What is your favorite rock N roll anecdote?

    I must say, the funniest anecdote came from Adrian Belew and it concerned the Bowie song "Heroes."

    See to record that song Robert Fripp was brought in to add, "Rock N roll guitar." Fripp turned his amplifier to maximum, sought a sweet spot to stand at just the right distance so his guitar would start to feedback that high A note and repeated the procedure a couple of times so that high A note really became a hypnotic drone that continued throughout the song.

    Come the tour, Fripp couldn't be booked so Belew was brought in. The rehearsals started and after a few tries at "Heroes" Bowie and Eno fall on the floor laughing. So Belew asked them what was so funny and they tell him about the whole process of Fripp layering that track, doing several overdubs and it being around four tracks you hear on the record.

    They thought it was hilarious that Belew was doing all of that ON HIS OWN.
     
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    dlew919 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Mine is when the lead singer of Spandau ballet m, tony Hadley, came out of the band aid recordings and the press said 'what do you feel about the situation in Ethiopia?' And he said 'we're really sorry we couldn't get there this time but we're working really hard to be able to get there on the next tour'

    Sounds like something I'd say. And he tells he story against himself. So I hope he's not offended I bring it up.

    Which means I can ask a question:

    Boss or EHX? I prefer boss just. Cheaper and less unpredictable. But I like my EHX pedals a lot
     
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    Guitarteach Doctor of Teleocity

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    Boss. Easily. My failure rate with EHX is currently 100%.

    If you could go back and restudy and try a different career path, what would you have tried?
     
  4. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Doctor of Teleocity

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    Either of the two most secure professions; Undertaker or Taxman. And I'm not joking; I've had job insecurity my whole working life and the worry gets old very quickly.

    Give details of a 'David and Goliath' situation where you won a battle against a big company / institution or Government department, which had to be resolved by legal process. Disputes with family or band members don't count!
     
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    dlew919 Doctor of Teleocity

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    The institution I worked for sacked me for reasons that weren't my fault and don't need to be repeated here.

    The student body organised and got me back.

    Amp or simulator when you gig?
     
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    Guitarteach Doctor of Teleocity

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    Amp only for 30 years but now use sims in my GT100 for a covers band project. Still into a tube amp power section.

    Favourite guilty pleasure meal or snack?
     
  7. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Doctor of Teleocity

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    Too many! On the savoury side, a fully-loaded pizza takes some beating. On the sweet side (and this follows the pizza nicely), is Tiramisu - which is odd, because apart from a drink of coffee, I generally don't like 'coffee-flavoured' things!

    Project Tiramisu is a lesser-know Al Di Meola album - my favourite of his is 'Scenario', which has great contributions from Jan Hammer all over it. Which is your favourite album with Jan Hammer as a guest?
     
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    Wired Jeff beck. Or was it the next one? But hammer and beck were great together.

    What is your ideal band makeup?
     
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  9. Blazer

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    Power trio. I mean come on: Jimi Hendrix experience, Cream but also The Police, Fun loving Criminals, Presidents of the United states of America, Primus, Morphine...

    What is your secret love to have in songs?

    For me, a roaring Hammond.
     
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    RoyBGood Doctor of Teleocity

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    A well-played Fender Rhodes - in the right setting of course! ie: Max Middleton in the Jeff Beck Group - esp. the 'Orange' one.

    What is your favourite fruit to eat raw?
     
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    Mike SS Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Canteloupe melons.

    You are only allowed one guitar, an acoustic. What would it be?
     
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    The one I currently own: fender Tim Armstrong hellcat.

    Or one of those really expensive 20s martins. Which I'll sell and buy a fender and keen the rest of the cash.

    Are modern guitars better?
     
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    Better than what? ;)

    Seriously though, the starter guitars are way better than how they used to be in the "olden days" gone are the plywood bodies, fretwork that would slice your fingers off and pickups that would recieve african radio stations.

    Maple or rosewood fingerboard?
     
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    Maple on Fender (and Fender-like) guitars, but I also like the ebony on my Les Paul. Rosewood is just fine for acoustics.

    What was your first paying job (not necessarily music related)?
     
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    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I was a janitor at a tractor parts shop.

    Ever string up a bass with flatwound strings?
     
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    Yep! My Squire Vintage Modified 70's Jazz Bass has stainless steel flats on it (most expensive set of strings I wanna buy for a while... $50 or so, but they'll last practically forever) as well as wove some leather around the strings at the bridge to get a very slight muting effect so it's easier to do Motown style bass.

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    What's your favorite off-road oriented vehicle? Doesn't have to be a car/truck.
     
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  17. RoyBGood

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    WW2 Willys Jeep. A design classic.

    Do you own a 'shredder' style guitar? (24 fret / Locking Trem / High output pups, etc.)
     
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    Nope. No shredders. Never owned a guitar with a Floyd Rose, but I'm not opposed to the idea.

    What guitar have you most recently played?
     
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    No. I want to take everything with me (within reason) and move somewhere else. Optimally to a place with universal healthcare

    What is your favourite amplifier?
     
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    Whoops, messed up. Disregard this post
     
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