We can all learn from Larry Carlton rig rundown

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Stratandtele, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. Stratandtele

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    Larry Carlton is one of my favorite guitarists of all time. I really like his take on gear and guitars. He doesn't collect a bunch of stuff he won't use. He owns a handful of really nice guitars and amps, and uses them to great effect. No lifelong tone quest, he spent his time playing and creating. I find it very interesting that he runs guitar>amp>mic>mixer>pedal board>pa for large venues.
     
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    i agree, he does not seem to be gear questing.
    I saw this awhile ago.
    LC mentions that he put a graphite nut on his main squeeze ES335.
    He said it eliminated his tuning problems with it.
    I remembered that, so my gold top is getting one ASAP.
     
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    He's on top of my list too.

    Since I saw him at a local venue years ago and noticed this, I have been inspired to follow suit. Time based FX post-amp. I favor a transformer isolated, speaker driven line out over an FX loop.
     
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    Hadn't seen that, thanks! I love his set of guitars, stunning examples of each type. Amazing how he's had that 335 #1 since 1969!
     
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    50 year old guitar, played the heck out of it and it still looks almost new.
     
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    As a Larry Carlton fan since the 70s (anyone remember his Crusaders haircut?) this vids been in my library for several years. Couple things. . .

    I loved the vintage Tele period, I don't know if he stuck with it but I have that album ("deep into it", 2001) and its like a tone library for telecaster lovers.

    Anyone know what the story is on Blutotone amps (besides their fabulous price)?

    I've read several places that whoever replaced the trapeze-tail on his signature 335 did it wrong, I wonder how many people tried to intentionally duplicate the error chasing LC tone?
     
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    No doubt a lot of LC's sound is in his hands and brain, he has played a LOT of different amps and guitars over the years.
     
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    Larry is pretty humble when it comes to guitars.

    It's almost like he is more interested in playing them than collecting them.

    See his buddy Robben Ford - doesn't really go in for the whole collecting thing.

    Different approach.

    I'm slow to turn on to Larry, I must admit, but I'm getting there. I am, however, a massive Robben Ford fan.

    What that man can do with his old Epiphone just isn't fair.

    These guys are super-talented - they can afford to be a little exclusive in the guitar department if they want.

    There is a dark side to me though that thinks that Larry has a dark basement. In there he keeps flashy Ibanez guitars with green neon paint jobs and super strung Floyd-Rose Trems - he only plays them when no one else is around.

    Then I wake up, and realise I'm being silly.

    Larry don't need all that.

    He's got his fingers and his trusty steed.

    Larry is the man. Robben as well. Same kind of school.

    Amazing guitarists.
     
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    Favorite quote: "I just like looking at them."
     
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    I am into the less is more approach. I like to have things that are multi-purpose. That’s why teles are so great.
     
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    now if I only could afford one of those "D" amps....
     
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    Larry forgot more than I'll ever learn.........
     
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    The knobs on his bi-fold closet doors are installed on the wrong panels.
     
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    No, they are not. The knobs go on the inner panels, not the outer.
     
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    I maintain my initial opinion.
    I find they initiate opening better if installed on the outer panel.
     
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    Especially if the room has a carpeted floor.
     
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    Knob placement is usually based on width of door-so a wide closet looks correct with knobs on inner panels, smaller doors can be either way. But as Plowboy says, situation and personal taste can certainly over rule! I likely sold 50k in bi fold hardware last year- so this is in my wheelhouse!
     
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