The Saturday Tone Lounge Spotlight

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  1. 4pickupguy

    4pickupguy Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Clean or dirty or something else all together. If you have discovered somebody committing good tone, please share one and only one here every Saturday to focus on one artist or performance with as much info as possible about the players, music, venue (if live) or gear.

    To get the ball rolling, my contribution this Saturday, Mark Lettieri playing Point Iz from his Things Of That Nature release.
    The band:
    Mark Lettieri guitars
    Shaun Martin Rhodes
    Wes Stephensen bass
    Jason “JT” Thomas drums

    Mark playing his number one Grosh HSS strat through a Supro head/cab and getting some beautiful, unprocessed magic out of it.
     
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    Great playing, gracias!
     
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    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

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    Great choice...Mark Lettieri is a fantastic player with modern chords and clever voicings and he sounds like he's using just enough effects to get his point across.

    Now for something completely different.

    Magic Sam - guitar Mack Thompson - bass Robert St. Julien - drums



    Sam Maghett looks like he's playing a borrowed guitar (Earl Hooker) through God knows what amp and it sounds great....all the attitude in the world.
    I've seen the late, great Nick Curran cover this song with the Fab T-Birds and it just doesn't sing like this version. And I've often wondered if the drummer has his wallet on the snare because he likes the way it slightly deadens the sound or he just needs to keep his eye on it!
     
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    4pickupguy Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    My first solid body electric was THAT guitar!! It was a Hondo Les Paul copy with a bolt-on neck:lol:. Good choice! Weird gated fuzz thing he’s got going there.
     
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    4pickupguy Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Larry Carlton on a Valley Arts strat playing through a Siverface Twin connected to a 2-12 cabinet facing up at him like a monitor. My favorite time period for his sound. About the 2:15 mark starts some glorious tone magic. Probably one of the best examples of "Clirty" I can think of.

     
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    4pickupguy Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    This week for my Saturday tone lounge submission is Mark Lettieri again. Killing it on a Tele this time. Chicory

     
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    4pickupguy Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Ok, this weeks submission is quite familiar to all. So much so that we take it for granted. The tones on this duo track are just beyond classic. The lead on Waitin' For The Bus is my fave wah (Vox amp tone X knob) ever. The guitars on Jesus Just Left Chicago to me do not sound like a Broadcaster but rather a strat in 2nd position. They don't sound double tracked but maybe they were. The feel is the largest part of the tone IMO. Just killer tone and feel we have heard so many times, we take it for granted.

     
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    The internet consensus says the Reverend was using a 1969 Marshall 100 watt Super Lead amp for the first 6 albums.

    Sounds mucho bueno to me.
     
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