The Peter Frampton Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'The Cellar' started by Midnight Blues, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Midnight Blues

    Midnight Blues Premium Member

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    Thanks! I'll have to look for it again. Did you get the vinyl or CD or MP3 format?
     
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    I don't have any clips, but heres my guitar.

    Its got a .92 x 1.02 neck x Vintage Small Frets 6320. That was another reason I went with aftermarket. I cant get a fat neck, and skinny frets.
    Guitar weighs 8.2lbs, no weight relief.

    Historic Makeovers V/T, Truss Rod Cover, Switch Tip, R/T Ring, Mojoaxe Guard/Backplates, Throbak M69 Rings,

    Pigtail Bridge Assembly/Studs ect.

    Gotoh SD510 Tulip Gears/Locking

    NOS BB caps .015 x .022

    50s Wiring Holmes H450/H455 Reverse Neck Magnet.


    All parts were 100% Unaged. I wanted a guitar as new. Nitro/Aniline Dye finish. Has already begun fading. No UV protectant.
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    CD so I can listen to it in the car....
     
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    X–Ray Cowbell by Misadventure Premium Member

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    Cool guitar.... I have Holmes in my R7 Gold Top - awesome

    A friendly question: Why is your post in the Peter Frampton thread? Is there a connection to him I'm unaware of?

    Thanks :)
     
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    X–Ray Cowbell by Misadventure Premium Member

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    Thank Who, I mean you....
     
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    Beautiful MC and she looks fantastic! I love the board! Not that I could tell the difference, but is it Brazilian?

    I'm partial to smaller frets too, although I do like Baseball bat necks. It might be because my '72/'54 has the "Fretless Wonder" frets on it? I have a couple of dead spots near the 16/17th frets on the high-side, but I have no intention of having it re-fretted. I have three other LPs, plus an ES-355 and the aforementioned Strat, so I don't play it that much anymore. It's all original too, except for the Grover machine heads I put on it shortly after I got it, so it would look like Frampton's LP and the jackplate, which had bent as a result of me dropping it on the cement floor we had in our basement.

    No intention of ever selling this one. It'll either be passed down in the family, or buried with me! :laugh2:


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    Got mine from iTunes. I'd like to find the vinyl. Should have bought it when I had the chance.

    On a side note, I just purchased the original FCA on vinyl and CD for my niece and nephew (both guitar players). It was funny actually because I was texting with him the other day and he was saying how he wanted the poster from FCA that I have hanging in my old room at my mother's home so he could hang it in his music room. Unbeknownst to him, I had bought the album for him. I told him "fuhgeddaboudit" :laugh2: and to ask his mother for her's since she had it hanging in her old room too. Anyway, I gave him the album a couple of days later. I saw him the other day and he told me that the poster wasn't in the album?

    What a bummer.
     
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    Yes, its a Brazilian board/wood from the 50s, as is the Honduran, and Maple. All the wood was Old Growth from the 50s.

    When they made the guitar, they wanted to buy it back from me. Of course I said no way, even though they still had it in their possession, and I had never laid a finger on it. I figured it must be a nice 1 if they wanted to give me way more than I had in it, and I have $5000, which is Dirt Cheap IMHO for the materials used, and how it plays, and sounds. And the finish was second to none.

    Ive played Bartlett, Yaron, Historic Makeovers, and while I wont say mine is better ect, I wouldn't trade mine for any of the others. Even if theirs may be a more well know maker ect, and may hold value more than mine. No Way Id trade mine for any of them, and I could have bought any 1 of the others.

    And as I said. Being a Strat guy, this guitar greatly surpassed expectations, and even though Ive had it 4 years, I'm still tickled to death every time I play it. Honeymoon will never end. I'm also the type that never gets rid of gear when I buy it. Ive been collecting pedals since 71. I used to ask for pedals from my parents/grandparents for bdays, and Christmas.

    Ive got about every Mu Tron Effect they sold. Early Muffs/Blackfinger, Screaming Tree, Early Maestro Phaser/Fuzz, 60s Vox Wah, Guild Foxy Lady Fuzz, LPB 1, Electric Mistress.

    But I don't use them much, and use newer stuff, and are generally more quiet.

    They also sent it to Joe Glaser, in Nashville, for a Plek/Setup. Its the nicest playing guitar Ive ever played, but I also still love my Strats. I send all my guitars to Glaser for everything.
     
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    Well, I can certainly see why you wouldn't want to part with it!

    Unfortunately, I sold or gave away a lot of the stuff I had from the early '70s and beyond, most notably, an early '70s Marshall 100W Super Lead (I still kick myself about that), a Vox wah, which may have been a late 60s (?) and an original MXR Phase 90.
     
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    An early birthday present from my lovely wife!:

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    Awesome! Enjoy the show. I saw Steve Miller last year and he even played a Les Paul for a song. It was odd not seeing him with a Strat in his hands.
     
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    Thanks Framp! Can't wait for the show!

    I saw him way back in the '70s; one of the first concerts I ever saw. Doesn't he have a "Burst"? Seems like I saw an article about him somewhere where he had one?
     
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    Midnight, I was there at the show last night.

    We only went for Peter Frampton. Bailed out before Steve Miller hit the stage.

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    Peter's set was a lot of fun. I would have been happier without the 10-minute wank-fest with Adam Lester.

    (for those of you following along at home, it was like this, only twice as long, with Peter's back to 40% of the audience for most of it, and no good camera angle for the jumbo-trons)




    The big surprise of the night for me was Black Hole Sun. I don't like that song. At all. Not that I don't care for it, I actively dislike it. It was overplayed when it was new... to me it was just terrible.


    I knew Peter's been playing this during the tour. I had complained to my wife.... "we're only going to get about seven songs, why do I have to hear BHS, instead of a "real" Frampton song?".





    Here's the surprise. IT KICKED ASS. If it wasn't demanded by fans that he play Do you Feel Like We Do, I believe he could have closed the show with BHS. It was powerful. Moving. It was friggin' great.
     
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    Side note, were you also stuck in traffic? I have NEVER seen that casino packed like that.

    Of course, the tornado didn't help the traffic situation any.
     
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    I've always enjoyed the I'll Give You Money guitar jam myself. They typically change up the style of their solo from night to night, so maybe you caught them playing something not fitting your taste.

    You should have stayed for Steve Miller. Obviously, he'll play some of the hits you hear too often on the radio, but he'll also play some songs you'd never think he'd play live. I saw him last year and he put on a great show. He even pulled out a Les Paul!!!

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    We also saw Steve at the State Fair, which is why I was okay on skipping his show.

    I like Steve, but not that much.

    I did get to enjoy the tickets, though.....before leaving, I walked up the stairs to the back row and looked for a polite looking older couple.

    We gave them our tickets, so they could move up to 12th row, floor. That made me feel good, and the people seemed to appreciate it.
     
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    Geez Who, I didn't know you were a local guy!? Cool!

    I didn't even realize that a tornado had hit? I worked at Sandstone Hollow golf course that morning, got out just before the storm hit, although we did get people off the course, waited for my wife to get home from work, then we went to "Tin Rooster" for dinner. We came from the opposite direction, so we didn't even notice that the road was closed.

    We didn't stay for Steve Miller either, although my wife wanted something cold to drink, so we waited in line, which was so long that we heard about four songs while we were waiting. What we heard was pretty good.

    We were stage left three rows back, basically right in front of Frampton's amp cases:

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    Very nice of you to give your tickets to someone! I like to think I'm a decent human being, but I have to admit, that thought never crossed my mind. I save mine even though they serve no further purpose.

    Like Framp129, I enjoy the interplay between Frampton and Adam Lester, whom I thought was FANTASTIC that night! After seeing him a number of times, I'd have to say it's the best I've seen him play.

    Like you, I never cared much for BHS either. If I'm not mistaken, Frampton's son turned him on to Soundgarden and Chris Cornell in particular. It's been a staple in Frampton's set for a number of years now and I suppose under the circumstances, it took on even more meaning. It was quite the rendition that night!


    Thanks for the post Who and :cheers2:
     
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    I've been working crazy hours (10 hour day yesterday for example and didn't get home until 10:30pm last night. Nice retirement I've got going!), so I haven't had much time to check-in.

    Anyway, as Who already alluded to, Frampton's set was another good one! I know you're all thinking to yourselves; "Would he really say it wasn't any good?" and I probably wouldn't. I wouldn't care if he played as badly as I do, I'd still think he was great. Any chance I get to see him is worth the price of admission alone.

    One thing that struck me was the volume level, which wasn't and really hasn't been in the recent shows of his that we've seen, that loud at all. We were kind of in front of the PA and although the mix wasn't that great from where we were sitting (we were basically getting the stage sound), it was more than tolerable. I can remember going to concerts years ago when I was younger and my ears ringing for days afterwards, even if I wasn't in front of the PA! I'd like to know how the sound guys accomplish the opposite today.

    This time around, it was a 335 love feast. Frampton (mostly), Adam Lester and Rob Arthur all played 335s at some point during the show. I couldn't help but thinking back to his old Humble Pie days and that fateful day in which he met Mark Mariana using his Les Paul because he was upset with all the feedback he was getting from his 335. 45+ years later and he only got feedback when he wanted to and then using it to great effect.

    Here's the setlist from the show:

    1. Baby (Somethin's Happening) - 1964 ES-335
    2. Lying - 1964 ES-335
    3. Lines on My Face - 1964 ES-335
    4. Show Me the Way - Tobacco Sunburst ES-335 dot
    5. I Saved a Bird Today - Gitane DG-255
    6. Black Hole Sun - Les Paul Burst (Didn't look like "Paulina", so it was probably his "Murphy Aged" reissue?)
    7. (I'll Give You) Money - 1964 ES-335
    8. Baby I Love Your Way - Martin D-42 "Frampton's Camel"
    9. Do You Feel Like We Do - "The Phenix"

    No encore, which was very disappointing, especially because he's done "I Don't Need No Doctor" and "Four Day Creep" at some other venues on this tour. Needless to type, he was GREAT nonetheless!

    This is probably the best picture I got that evening:

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    Another new bass player? David Labruyere used to play with John Mayer's band. I wonder how Peter ended up crossing paths with him.
     

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