Interesting Facts

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  1. IKnowALittle

    IKnowALittle New Member

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    Let's lighten up a little.

    EVH only divebombs.
    The most famous "John" is Lennon.
    The Sun does not rise or set.

    Likely the most famous guitar in the world, not the most valuable, wielded by an underappreciated superstar.


    Want to learn some blues ... check this out.
    I really don't like the "noodling", but hey, can't have everything.


    And, the most important.
    Chuck Norris can divide by zero
     
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  2. coyote

    coyote 408/1=

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    Gary certainly could play the blues. But I found him more interesting when he was more bombastic, such as his collaboration with Greg Lake on "Nuclear Attack".
     
  3. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    EVH only dives...hmmm Who knew!
     
  4. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    His trem is decked, has to only dive......when he sounds like he is pulling up he dives before hitting a note or harmonic and pulls from there.
     
  5. bodia

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

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    I love all things Gary Moore. That said, his Victims of the Future album is my favorite. Really loved it when he went the blues direction too. That Les Paul is actually now owned by Kirk Hammett.
     
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  6. jay

    jay Happy Member

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    I think the most famous "John" in the world is Chuck Norris
     
  7. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    Gary Moore had the most epic guitar faces in the history of music! Love, love, love his interpretation of "The Messiah Will Come Again."
     
  8. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    I read somewhere that it was originally Peter Green's, and that Green was the one who originally had the pup mounted backward.
     
  9. gush

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

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    A Chuck Morris action figure gets more "action" than you do!!!
     
  10. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    My man! "Victims" is far and away my favorite GM, too. I even have a signed vinyl copy that I picked up for $5 way back when at a local radio station's Christmas charity event.

    There was a remastered version of Victims released in the UK - I think the track order is different, and there's a small amount of music not on the US version. It sounds great, too.
     
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  11. bodia

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

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    Signed copy! That's b!tchin'! His version of Shapes Of Things blew my mind! Nothing I don't love about that album!
     
  12. bodia

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

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    It was. There are a few different stories around about how that pickup got reversed. He did it (flipped the magnets) intentionally. He did it accidentally and didn't bother changing it back. A guitar tech accidentally re-wired it in reverse. Who really knows, but the result was spectacular! Moore ended up with it in 1969 when he traded an SG and a few hundred bucks to Green for it. It sold for $2 million at auction in 2006. Not sure who bought it, but Hammett bought it from whomever that was when that person was in need of $'sssssss
     
  13. coyote

    coyote 408/1=

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    Great rendition. I used to play that song in his version, back when I was a hotshot young guitarist.
    Then my voice dropped a bit more, and I could no longer sing it well enough to perform live.
     
  14. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    Saw an article today that said Jol Danzig (of Hamer) examined the guitar and believes it came from the factory that way. He pointed out that the pickup internals looked undisturbed, and that Joe Bonamassa has a stock 59 LP with the same setup.
     
  15. IKnowALittle

    IKnowALittle New Member

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    Ain't that the truth, sigh... :(. Oh well, he is Chuck Norris after all.
     
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  16. bodia

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

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    Interesting. I did not know that.
     
  17. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    Here's the relevant part of the article...

    http://www.guitarworld.com/kirk-ham...-and-gary-moores-les-paul-see-it-action/25904
     
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  18. Goldtop

    Goldtop A Top (and Heart) of Gold

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    Three things:

    1. - Count me in as another Gary Moore fanatic. He's The Man!
    2. - I submit that the most famous 'john' might be the toilet variety. Universal familiarity, etc.
    3. - Sun is Forever. 706 Union Ave., Memphis Tennessee, USA.

    Goldtop Lloyd - Keeping it light.
     
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  19. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    Yes it is.

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  20. Alan Manning

    Alan Manning Well Love a Duck Mary Poppins.!!!

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    Gary's rendition of the Easybeats number
    Friday On My Mind Get's me every time although it's a great song who'ever do'es it.
     

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