Tony Peluso Solo Question

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  1. KeithRichard

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    On Tony's 1972 stupendous solo on "goodbye to love" on the Carpenters classic hit, I know he was using a semi-hollow Gibson and a fuzz box to get that unbelievable tone but I was wondering what other gear he may have used such as amp, other pedals, etc.? I'm trying to capture that tone as close as I can for an upcoming gig. I'll be using an Epiphone semi hollow les paul with compressor and Big Muff fuzz box through a vox ac15 blue speaker amp. I have about 2 months to learn the 2 solos in that song for a new years eve gig.
     
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    "The earliest known documented recording of the Big Muff Pi was by guitarist Tony Peluso, who recorded the solos for The Carpenters hit Goodbye to Love in 1972 with a V1 "Triangle" Big Muff, using a Gibson ES-335 recorded directly into the recording board with no amplifier. A very rocking solo for the time, and very heavy for the Carpenters, the use of the Big Muff in this song paved the way for the rock and roll power ballad."
     
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    You know that Tony tuned his guitar in an open F? FFCFAC.

    That way he didn't have to move his left hand very much up and down the neck to play that legendary solo. Probably why it is so fluent.
     
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    I think that The Carpenters used Kustom amps at one time.
     
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    Yeah, I'm aware he played it in open F but I'll be doing it in standard tuning. Actually, I never used open F tuning.
     
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    I'd probably try to learn it in open F if I had some good tabs.
     
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    But being a Keef fan, I'm sure you have used the open G. Well, it's the same, only one whole step down. But of course you knew that.;)

    Anyway, it's OK to play it in standard tuning ... Most of those who play it do.
     
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    Many people in the music business think it's one of the greatest solos in the recording history. Alice Cooper even says it's THE BEST! I'm not going to argue with them.;)
     
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