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Old 02-21-09, 11:05 AM   #1
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The late Steve Clark (Def Leppard) appreciation

I currently learning "Bringin' on the Heartbreak" and just wanted to pay tribute to him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1-j9hEPenM

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Old 02-21-09, 11:36 AM   #2
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Re: The late Steve Clark (Def Leppard) appreciation

i have their concert...in your face in the round i think?
i like his guitar playing more than phil's, but they made a great duo. I got into def leppard because of clark, didn't listen to def leppard's later material without him...
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Old 02-21-09, 12:30 PM   #3
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Re: The late Steve Clark (Def Leppard) appreciation

wow i watched that and saw a version from mariah carey
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Old 02-21-09, 12:40 PM   #4
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Re: The late Steve Clark (Def Leppard) appreciation

A few days ago, I saw some clips of Vivian Campbell playing acoustic versions of "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "Hysteria" (he puts his own little spin on them). He dedicates "Hysteria" to Steve Clark. I enjoyed Vivian's performance. I've been a fan of his since his debut in DIO, but I did not know Vivian had such a good voice. Hope you guys enjoy:

http://www.bravewords.com/news/107205
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Old 02-21-09, 12:47 PM   #5
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Re: The late Steve Clark (Def Leppard) appreciation

A very much underrated guitarist methinks.. In many ways I do prefer him to Phil, and it's always nice to see someone from such a pointy-guitar scene using Gibbos!

He shall be remembered well!
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Old 02-21-09, 01:37 PM   #6
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Steve Clark was a great player and person.
RIP Steve....
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Old 02-21-09, 02:19 PM   #7
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Re: The late Steve Clark (Def Leppard) appreciation

In the old Pyromania-era videos he played a Les Paul that was a bare-bones model. I believe it was a precursor to the Studio but it was called something else.

Anyone remember these?



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Old 02-21-09, 02:54 PM   #8
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Re: The late Steve Clark (Def Leppard) appreciation

Never noticed those. Looks like he's using one in the "Photograph" video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ5bS...eature=related
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Old 02-21-09, 04:18 PM   #9
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In the old Pyromania-era videos he played a Les Paul that was a bare-bones model. I believe it was a precursor to the Studio but it was called something else.

Anyone remember these?




Wow that takes me back. Phil looks like he's 12 there!
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Old 02-22-09, 03:11 PM   #10
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That guitar is an XR 1, comes with Dirty Fingers.
I have one with a Kahler on - I could be accused of being a fan :P
Lusting after the white LP custom now
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Old 02-22-09, 04:45 PM   #11
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That guitar is an XR 1, comes with Dirty Fingers.
I have one with a Kahler on - I could be accused of being a fan :P
Lusting after the white LP custom now
I'd almost bet money he had SD '59's in it by the sound.
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Old 02-22-09, 06:41 PM   #12
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I'd almost bet money he had SD '59's in it by the sound.

I don't have your ears...to me, there are too many variables in a guitar to be able to pick out a specific brand/model of pickup. Especially a PAF type that was seems like a thousand versions of on the street.
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Old 02-22-09, 07:27 PM   #13
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I'd almost bet money he had SD '59's in it by the sound.
afaik, Clark did have SD 59s in his other LPs (aside from the dirty fingers in some customs). Good ears!
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Old 02-23-09, 10:02 AM   #14
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I love their guitar tones on High and Dry and On through the Night.
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Old 02-23-09, 03:52 PM   #15
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I'd almost bet money he had SD '59's in it by the sound.
Double screw poles on SD's? Agh, I dunno, but Marshall and this guitar = photograph.
I think he mostly stuck to stock pickups, apart from converted deluxes
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Old 02-23-09, 04:07 PM   #16
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I currently learning "Bringin' on the Heartbreak" and just wanted to pay tribute to him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1-j9hEPenM
From a time when Leppard where still an exciting NWOBHM band, though this is not their best song I think. I always fancied Pete Willis' beautiful Hamer Explorers too! They looked so huge on him!
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Old 02-23-09, 10:32 PM   #17
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I think the guitar Steve actually played during the Photograph, Foolin, and Rock of ages videos was the 1977/1955 reissue of the Les Paul Special. Gibson started making these in '74 with the wrap tail piece and then in '77 started making the tune-o-matics. He routed out the guitar and put in HBs. I also read that with Def Leppard's growing status and pre-royalties in '79 Steve ran out and bought three Gibson Les Pauls: a Standard, a Deluxe, and a Special. He was playing an Ibanez Les Paul copy up till then. I followed Steve's career as soon as I saw that Bringin on the Heartbreak on MTV in '82. I was not to enthuised when Steve started putting Kahler tremolo systems on all his guitars. I preferred them as they were.
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Old 02-24-09, 12:31 PM   #18
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There have been a few interviews around the web, don't know if they are still there, but it clearly says he discovered the Dirty Fingers from his XR 1
Found: http://www.steveclarkguitar.com/STEV...INTERVIEW.html
Can't find the pic I have of the TRC right next to his head though :?
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I think the guitar Steve actually played during the Photograph, Foolin, and Rock of ages videos was the 1977/1955 reissue of the Les Paul Special. Gibson started making these in '74 with the wrap tail piece and then in '77 started making the tune-o-matics. He routed out the guitar and put in HBs. I also read that with Def Leppard's growing status and pre-royalties in '79 Steve ran out and bought three Gibson Les Pauls: a Standard, a Deluxe, and a Special. He was playing an Ibanez Les Paul copy up till then. I followed Steve's career as soon as I saw that Bringin on the Heartbreak on MTV in '82. I was not to enthuised when Steve started putting Kahler tremolo systems on all his guitars. I preferred them as they were.
That was a heck of an era for Def Leppard. Steve's LP I thought brought great tone to the guitar parts of many of their hits. It was a shame when he passed away so young.
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Old 02-25-09, 01:58 PM   #20
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Old 02-25-09, 06:52 PM   #21
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Old 02-25-09, 07:33 PM   #22
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Old 02-26-09, 09:02 AM   #23
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Great player. I've always enjoyed that band - especially everything up through Hystaria. Some of the new stuff is great as well. Steve was definetely one heck of a player!
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Old 02-28-09, 09:28 PM   #24
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Steve was a very tasty player. Played for the song. That's what made him great.
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