Martin Barre's Les Paul's?

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  1. sonsofthedesert

    sonsofthedesert Senior Member

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    Wonderful les paul tone, a totally underappreciated guitarist like a lot of the British
    guitarists from the 70s.:hmm:
    Jethro Tull were also one of the great live bands from the 70s( i saw them twice).:wow:
    The burst he owned was a killer looking example as well, wonder who owns it now?
     
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  2. RAG7890

    RAG7890 Premium Member

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    I saw Jethro Tull live in Sydney in 1990 or thereabouts. :D

    What an awesome band live............:wow: Not many bands play as tight as Jethro Tull did than night.

    Just another brilliant British band. :thumb: :applause:

    :cheers:
     
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  3. slither

    slither Senior Member

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    We must have been at the same gig, Rudi. I saw them around that time too, State Theatre if I recall correctly. I saw them in 1984 as well, the Under Wraps tour, but not quite as as good as in 1990. Martin Barre and Tull is definately in the top 10 of my musical influences. I also think Ian Anderson's accoustic playing is top drawer as well.
     
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  4. kdm

    kdm Senior Member

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    Yes a good interview.

    I met him '73 or '75, he played some songs on my Yamaki acoustic guitar during the Jethro Tull concert in Berlin.
     
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  5. AxeBuilder

    AxeBuilder Senior Member

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    What happened between Barre and Anderson? For a while Tull was touring with Florian Opahle on guitar....
     
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    kdm Senior Member

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    don't know what happened, he is touring with Ian Anderson this year too....
     
  7. Cookie-boy

    Cookie-boy Senior Member

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    *sits patiently waiting for SingleCut54 to chime in*...........:thumb:
     
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    tonebone Senior Member

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    I think he still owns the Burst. Or he was able to play it again with the owners approval. I saw some recent pics somewhere of him fooling around with it.

    He now swears by his PRS.

    Maybe he's not too fond of touring? Or maybe their individual projects don't always mesh at the time. The wife and I did see the recent Tull tour with Barre playing. McMenamins Edgefield on the Lawn.

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    AFAIK he's had other bursts (since) besides the one that was retired from live playing around 1978..., not sure how many tho.

    From what I understand of the various info (not very detailed) I seen, he has owned at least three different bursts,
    from 1970 and onward.
     
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    billy Senior Member

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    :naughty:
     
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    His tone on Minstral is pure, classic Les Paul gooeyness. Loved Tull in the day, seen them many times....
     
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  12. DaveGH

    DaveGH Senior Member

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    I love his attitude toward the guitar! The guitar is a tool for the music whereas many of us are tools for the guitar! haha He is the man and there's a quality to their music that just works for me. I also like his explanation of how little Ian Anderson would bring to the table, a little riff or something, and that turned into a great song. ANd playing should be fun.
     
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    120% correct Slither.............State Theater in Market Street, in the City. :thumb:

    It was a great concert but if I remember correctly, Martin spent most of the night playing a custom built Black Strat. :)

    Cheers, Rudi
     
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    geddyleefan Senior Member

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    Benefit and Stand Up were played in my friend's Chevy van during high school when we ditched and went to grab some grub. That was 2003 lol. Anywho on the cover of Benefit he's playing a rare natural finish 68 LP Custom
     
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  15. 68 Bullit

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    When I first met and worked with Martin, he was at that time playing Fender Double Fat Strats equipped with EMG's, in his words you were either a Fender or Gibson guy, and after playing Gibsons for years decided it was time for a change.I handled 2 of his new purchases at the time around 2002, he had just bought a Vintage SG and a Gibson L5. Martin became disappointed with Fender, a story I was privvy to at the time, and switched to PRS which he seemed to gel with. He is an absolute Gent and a real pleasure to be around, also one of the most underrated British guitarists.
     
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    Nice story 68B, thanks for sharing!
     
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    Saw Tull on the Bursting Out Tour, 78 - 79. Heavy Horses - Stormwatch. God I feel old.
     
  18. Who

    Who are you? Who who who who.... Premium Member

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    I had never heard of him until a couple of days ago, when I saw this:

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    Apparently, if you get to the House of guitars today or tomorrow, you can enter for free tickets, and a personal guitar lesson.



    I wonder if he's sick of jokes about him being the guy who invented those hard-to-learn chords?

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  19. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Seriously?
     
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  20. Who

    Who are you? Who who who who.... Premium Member

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    Seriously.

    There's plenty of bands where I love their music, but can't name the people in the band.


    I don't know any of the guys in "The News". Or "The Blackhearts". Or The Family Stone. I'm not sure exactly who was in "The Dominos". Or ABBA, The Black Crows, The Counting Crows.

    I don't know the name of the guitarists in Dio. Heck... I don't know the name of the guys in the Stones, except Wyman, Mick, and Keith. I have all their albums.


    EDIT: according to Google, Wyman is no longer a Stone.
     

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