Ron Wood's rig and the Roland Micro Cube?

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  1. El Marin

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    Sometimes you don't need to be fast or virtuous... just COOL and badass
     
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    But...but he is all of that :D
     
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    if you listen to anything by the Rolling Stones since 1972, you are hearing Ron Wood all over the record. And live? It's all about Ron Wood. Keith has laid back on his laurels, and does the big riffs that he is famous for. Ronnie plays all the other guitar parts.
     
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    I think Ronnie met the right crowd at the right time way back in the 60's and they have been looking after each other ever since. Ronnie is a competent guitarist no doubt but the fact that he is from the same background has had more to do with his success than anything else. Recently watched a concert where a lot of celeb musicians led by Eric Clapton did a memorial concert for Ginger Baker at the R.A.H. in London. Some noticeable performances Nile Rodgers for one, one disastrous one guess who?.
     
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    It does seem like an odd amp setup (overdone?).


    As far as Ron Wood:

    He knew from the start that he would be playing a supportive roll with the Stones.

    Besides, the Faces were losing Rod and Ronnie Lane was ill and their time as a band was ending.

    Ron picked up the best open job in Rock and Roll.

    It worked out fine!

    IMO.
     
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    I bought a used one off CL years back and really enjoyed it. Then one day, it just died. I assume they're disposable like Ikea furniture and that it wouldn't be cost efficient to fix a second-hand Micro Cube. It's somewhere in my basement.
     
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    Yes, I saw that...and I agree.

    I've also grown up hearing the Stones and the Faces and the Jeff Beck Group. I love them all, but what I hear is a competent player, but nothing mind-blowing or identifyingly unique stylewise compared to so many many other guitarists from the last 70 years. Just a nice friendly guy who has the look and got into the in-crowd. I can't offhand think of many....any....identifiable 'Ron Wood' licks.
    I just did a quick YouTube binge of his playing. I still don't get it.

    Sorry if that offends. I'm not telling anyone else what to think....or criticising them for it...
     
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    ROFL at the ''watch for falling stones'' sign. Off to search the internet - I gotta have me one of those:lol::cool:
     
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    You are a voice of reason and seem well informed and it seems that you actually know what you are talking about.
    So NOBODY will actually listen to you.
    People want to talk about how much RW uses the Roland cube and about the "fact'' that he is a terrible guitar player :lol:

    Thanks for the great pics btw.
     
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    I myself apologize to you.

    I’m a dick on a good day and early in the morning without coffee ? Lord have mercy…:confused:

    If Ronnie was not playing you would know.

    I’m telling you , I’m telling everybody on this thing - watch the documentary that came out two years ago or so about their South American tour. Everybody’s playing great and Ronnie holds the whole thing together.



    there’s also one from five years back where they play Sticky Fingers in its entirety. Ronnie is also super good on that.




    I’m one of those people that has said it before and I’ll say it again: all those records with Mick Taylor on them would have been just as good with Ronnie.

    I know , I said it ...
     
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    I saw the Stones last year and was neutral on Ronnie Wood going into the show (more of a Mick Taylor fan).

    He was mind-blowing, kicking butt the whole show. I had no idea he was THAT good. His energy level was second only to Mick Jagger, and not by much.

    Go figure, he’s the only Stone twice inducted into the Hall of Fame.
     
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    I can't find the sign for sale (yet), but here's the image. I want a t-shirt:lol:

    watch for falling stones.jpg
     
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    Somebody has to play a strat in the band. Just his work with Rod is enough to put right Ronnie up there with anyone.
     
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    Are you deaf?
     
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    Sorry? Adjust levels through the effects rack? With a microcube? How? Why?


    Makes zero sense to me. Why would a little combo help you manage effects levels? Weird.
     
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    Oh thank you @Alamo

    Now I just have to see if they will ship to Florida.
     
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    Sorry, had to...
     
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    In a big rack (as pictured) there's a lot of gain stages to be set. you don't just want to set them by eyeing the knobs position, you'll need to hear what you're doing. It doesn't make sense to run to the front of the four amps, each time, to hear what you just tweaked around the back. at ear splitting dBs. that's four 60 watts Vibro Kings, with three 10inch speakers each = 12 speakers together.
    I'd rather send a signal through the rack and listen back on the small MicroCube and tweak away.
     
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    Not defending poor behavior on the part of others, but saying that nobody can hear much of what he does and implying he really doesn’t contribute much really does look to many of us like a troll post. Troll posts get people’s dander up.

    Anybody not aware of the guy’s sound, skills, and talent at crafting parts *appears* to have been hiding under rock for the last fifty or so years, or *appears* to just be trying to start an argument. I love Keef, but I’ve stolen a lot more from Ronnie than I ever have from him.
     
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