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  1. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    I like the blues a little more than everything else...

    I need help picking a small, less than 45 lb, amp too. I need something similar to a Twin Reverb but not a billion pounds like a Twin Reverb.

    :)

    I just today bought a new fuzz pedal so that I can retire my black Timmy (#2).
     
  2. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    Wow. That’s nice. I read the autopsy report and got all sad again when I read that they found guitar picks in his pockets. That messed me up big time.

    I carry picks in my pocket too.
     
  3. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I keep them in my wallets. Easier to keep them out of the washing machine.
     
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  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Carr makes good stuff, if you're looking for a boutique amp.

    http://www.carramps.com/products/skylark

    Otherwise, a Fender Hot Rod, or Blues Junior, or Custom Deluxe
     
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  5. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Ok, here's some guys to check out (if you aren't already familiar with them):

    Current Players
    Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Robin Trower, Frank Marino, Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Derrick Trucks, Monster Mike Welch, Colin James, Tab Benoit, Tommy Castro, Robben Ford, Walter Trout, Smokin' Joe Kubek, Tinsley Ellis, Duke Robillard, Sonny Landreth, Susan Tedeschi, Debbie Davies, Shannon Curfman, Sue Foley, Anna Popovic, Sue Foley, Joanna Connor, Jimmy Thackery, Keb Mo, Taj Mahal, Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan, Billy Gibbons....and so many more

    Those no longer around:
    Albert King, Earl King, Freddie King, BB King, Huber Sumlin, Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher, Peter Green (still alive but not playing), Roy Buchanan, Mike Bloomfield, Albert Collins, Duane Allman, Earl Hooker, Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Lonnie Mack, Johnny Winters, Tommy Bolin, Jeff Healey, Terry Kath..........

    whew....that ought to get you started
     
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  6. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    Almost 28 years ago, and I still remember that morning pretty vividly. The radio station I listened to said they had reports in that Eric Clapton had been killed in a helicopter crash. Some time later, it was changed to Eric Clapton's bass player and members of his entourage, then finally, "We have confirmation now - it was Stevie Ray Vaughan who was killed in the helicopter crash at Alpine Valley." Heartbreaking, because, as Casi1 said, he'd overcome his demons and seemed to be on a clean path, and he was playing so, so well.
     
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  7. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Yeah, I remember it too. I was home "sick" from work because it was a late night driving 3 hours home from the show. My boss called me mid morning and asked if I'd called in sick because I was in mourning. I had no idea until he told me. Such a shame.
     
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  9. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    You're in luck then. One of the two greatest blues players ever (IMHO) is still alive. Robin Trower is simply incredible. You MUST check him out. Thoroughly! In my mind, it's Jimi and Robin and then everyone else. I'm trying to work here! Now you'll have me looking for Trower links on my next upload break. :)
     
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  10. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    Major plus one for DTR's Trower recommendation. I've seen him three times (I think). I barely know any of his catalog, and I've been spellbound every time. It's no longer a question of whether we go see him - if he's here, I just buy tickets.

    Sticking with the bluesy...

    Davy Knowles. It's something of a crime he's not better known.



    One of my favorite performances. Learning this arrangement is on my to-do list.





    Lance Lopez. I first heard him at Experience a couple years ago. Don't know how I missed him, but he's been on my radar since.

     
  11. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    Branching out a bit.

    John 5. I'm not sure there's anything this guy can't play, or anyone he hasn't played with. He's written and recorded with a galaxy of stars, and he's been in bands for k.d. lang, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie. His solo shows are a tour de force. About a month ago, my buddy bought a Tele and left it at my house for a couple weeks. I still have calluses in odd places on my fingers from trying to work up a version of this, but I might have enough to comp something together.



    His medley is a highlight.





    The Aristocrats. The guitarist is Guthrie Govan - simply amazing, and a wickedly dry sense of humor. I told him after a show that my goal was to play just six notes in a row as cleanly as he did, and he paused and said, "Well, we all have our journeys with the instrument, don't we?"

    This is a song written by Marco Minnemann, the drummer (!). It pokes a bit of fun at blues standards. Some NSFW language. There is a story that Marco and Bryan Beller (the bassist) were walking into rehearsals for this song and Marco said he wasn't sure the song could be played at the tempo he'd intended, and they opened the door to find Guthrie playing it faster than intended.



    Another of my favorites.




    Following the Beller branch, Mike Keneally. Mike is one of the finest musicians I've ever met, and he's an even better person. Ridiculously talented, brilliant sense of humor, musical mind like a steel trap reinforced with a carbon fiber/titanium blend. He's played with Zappa, Z (Dweezil's band), Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Dethklok and Chickenfoot, among a bunch of others.



    Speaking of medleys, this is the Z medley from 1995, featuring Mike and Bryan Beller - and about 200+ songs.

     
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  12. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    Paul Gilbert. His is very fast but his solo albums rock. Very tasteful catchy stuff.

    He has a ton of stuff on youtube.
     
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  13. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    Agreed!!!!!! My 14 year old son listens to earth wind fire, Boston, Metallica, steve wonder, chicago, trombone shorty, Glen miller, Johnny cash.

    Does my heart good!!!!
     
  14. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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  15. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    Everything Alan just said...:)
     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I like him.
     
  17. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    Thanks man ! We took him to see EWF in concert last year. Great show.
     
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  18. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Rad! Man, I can’t belive the energy those guys have live, they’re like, 60+ years old and make most young bands look like suckers.
     
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  19. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Unlike many of the young bands, they have REAL skills!
     
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  20. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I mean, they’re on a whole different level really.
     

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