Joe Bonamassa - Talks Sense...

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  1. ehb

    ehb Chief Discombobulator Premium Member

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    Well not right out in front of anybody...

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  2. Alanfield

    Alanfield Junior Member

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    I use pedals to make up for my lack of expensive Amplifiers and high quality guitars and pickups. Though I only use a few pedals at any time to achieve a sound and with pedals I could turn a Telecaster into a beefy Les Paul on a marshall. But if Joe promises to send me a real Les Paul I will promise I will never use any pedals again. And yes I will still try to better achieve an honest sound as best as I can. As long as I don't attempt to play any Boston music. Anyway Joe if you're reading this you're fantastic musician thanks for starting this thread
     
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  3. ehb

    ehb Chief Discombobulator Premium Member

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    Just pondering out loud... We're off the rails anyway to an extent.

    I prefer to hear particular guitars' personalities without being totally swamped by 'battery tonez' to the point of generics...

    This Lester and that Lester and the other Lester each have their own personalities. Most guitars have magic personalities once you find it. No two exactly alike.

    If I were doing studio every day, I might build me a composite and buy a Fractal Audio. I could sound pretty much like almost anything to the discerning ears off popcorn munchers listening to the radio in their pickup truck or on five dollar earbuds. That's music by the pound.

    If I'm playing for ME, probably a touch of boost into my little tube amp and I'm as happy as Mal at a clown pron convention.

    I like to find a particular guitar's personality first... Can't do that at chainsaw notching concrete level distortion with Flanserorus on steroids and DDL ringing until 2049, all thru a plate the size of Australia, topped off with a mastadon fart envel-gen...

    Carry on...
     
  4. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    I like effects, at times, and then there are times I only want to hear wire and wood.
     
  5. Thermionik

    Thermionik Not Fade Away Premium Member

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    That about nails it for me, too...
     
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    Maybe he can't sing in any other key?
     
  7. scott 351 wins

    scott 351 wins Senior Member

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    So back in the early 90's (not sure exactly what year anymore) i was sitting on my couch playing my guitar watching TV, some Jane Pauly program comes on. It's about some young kid about 10 years old that played blues guitar very well. As I watched the story unfold I'm totally blown away, he's playing with some of Blues greatest players. "Holy Shit" I'm thinking "what a lucky kid".

    So the years go by I couldn't remember that kids name anymore but I always wondered what happened to him. I've been hearing of Joe Bonamossa on the radio, internet, YouTube etc.., he's played in Rockford Illinois several times, a crappy town not too far from where I live.
    Well I see that old Jane Pauly show on YouTube, I'm blown away again!! Now i know what happened to that kid!!

    I like Joe and his music. I also like the fact that he shares a lot of his personal life, guitars, amps etc...with us guitar players. He doesnt have to do that. I think its cool of him for doing so.
     
  8. tazzboy

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    Joe was actually 13 years old when he did his interview with Jane Pauley



    The First time I heard about Joe was in Engineer Tom Dowd documentary The Language Of Music.

     
  9. Thermionik

    Thermionik Not Fade Away Premium Member

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    Interestingly, on Joe's own forum...

    ...this topic got very little coverage.
     
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    Shred Astaire Senior Member

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    ^^ Maybe the mods there are just really on the ball. ;)
     
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  11. ehb

    ehb Chief Discombobulator Premium Member

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    Top


    Men
     
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  12. Greg's Guitars

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    I agree with the amount of pedals now offered are mind numbing , but I also know some pedals are quite good at developing " your" tone(s), take Gilmour and the Edge for examples, and to get the absolute best out of an electric guitar one must play at concert levels to get the guitar/amp saturations and overtones desired which most of us can not really do since our neighbors will call the cops...
     
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  13. hecube

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    Or the topic has been played to death, beyond any mod's patience...
     
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    VictorB Formerly LZF Super Mod

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    What a shock, lol

    With a gun to their head, haha

    Like we care that much about it.
     
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  15. ehb

    ehb Chief Discombobulator Premium Member

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    Then there is the Klon... :squint:
     
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  16. hecube

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    I just came back from the show. There were plenty of effects to be heard:
    phasing
    octaver
    wah
     
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    freebyrd 69 Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Well.....how was it?
     
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  18. hecube

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    Too many effects distracted from the music!!!

    Not really. In fact, it was all very tasteful.

    I don't know much about Joe's own compositions but the playing, the musicianship, the compositions, they are all top-notch.

    I can't imagine anyone from MLP walking away from this show with anything negative to say.

    It seems that Joe has some kind of crush on Jimmy Page / Led Zeppelin.

    The band played "Boogie with Stu" and "How many more times" plus "Hummingbird", a song Jimmy Page also covered on his "Outrider" solo album.
     
  19. Thermionik

    Thermionik Not Fade Away Premium Member

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    Yeah... move on folks, nothing to see here (any more...)
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