- Sep 24, 2009
- Reaction score
Yes, it was a disappointing.
Well said . . very insightfulOf course it's all about the guitar you are accustomed to. Hendrix plays a flying V on the Isle of White video concert (I think it is that one), and he doesn't sound up to his usual greatness. What aspects of sloppiness he had developed by way of very forgiving single coils kind of show through on the humbuckers.
Yea, I kinda wondered why LP players seem to end up on strats / teles (Clapton, Richards, Beck come to mind). I remember thinking when I was younger that I would never not play a LP (mostly because of Page) but now I spend signifigant time with my strats and tele's.Seems a lot of LP guys turn to Strats when they get older. Jimmy page stood his ground though
Nice to know Ritchie is still an asshat. I love those DP and early Rainbow records, but as an interview subject and from what former bandmates claim, what a stool!I read an interview with Ritchie Blackmore recently (another fave of mine), and what he said will probably really raise some hairs here. I can only paraphrase as I'm going on memory, but he said something like: 'I defy anyone to develop a distinct and individual style with a Les Paul - it can't be done. A Stratocaster lets the player come through more...' - or something to that effect. Of course, Ritchie doesn't mince words much. Bless the man.
Even old Jack played his EB-1 for the show along with his Warwick fretless.I was especially bummed when Clapton played a strat during his Cream reunion with some tweedy fender amps too! I thought for sure he break out an SG or LP and the Marshall stack.. in fact I thought his tone kinda sucked for that gig at least.
No doubt . . but I think it's more about one of the biggest guitar gods making a perceived slight to a particular model of guitar we are all fond of in spite of the fact Gibson has recently stuffed loads of cash in his pocket with the Oxblood model . .This entire thread cracks me up - "OMG! Jeff Beck is dissing Les Pauls! Oh, the humanity!"
Lighten up, guys. While some of us might have the hubris to compare themselves to Jeff, most of us aren't even qualified to carry his gig bag.