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    Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    Rock & Roll Gearhead


    the cover:


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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    Santa's got a Burst?

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    This (auto-)biography will be published in october. We will have to wait.

    Bjoern

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    That picture of Pearly sure is weird. ;)
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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    I'd be certain to get a copy of that. If I had to pick only one person as having my favorite guitar tone overall, it would be the Rev! :dude
    Some things just have to be believed to be seen.

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    What songs would define that tone?

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    that looks like he's touching a poster of pearly...

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    Quote Originally Posted by zorglub!
    What songs would define that tone?
    Any song on the first two (maybe three) albums. "Whiskey'n Mama" might be THE favorite of mine. I just can't get enough of his tone on that song! :worship
    Some things just have to be believed to be seen.

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    Bar-B-Q
    Blue Jean Blues

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    He better be showing off his "supposed" Moderne in that or I am not buying! ;)

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    Hey my R9 kinda looks like Pearly! (I can dream can't I?)


    Good tone.....cost good money

    Great tone.....years of practice

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    Blue jean blues was a strat. But great tone - I can get it close with a strat and a 66 Deluxe Reverb. I'm still seaching for the HB version, although my 56 LP RI with a firebid pup in the bridge through a tweed deluxe gets close.

    Helps to have Pearly and tons of real talent.

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    knowing how the Rev is quite the story teller on his guitar & amp rigs, i can only imagine how his biography is gonna plane out! should be some entertaining reading!

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    sinner, that's a great axe!!! care to share the info and story with us?

    thanks

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    Wow I can't wait for this one!

    zorglub! apart from some of their early stuff, the solos in Cheap Sunglasses (Deguello) pretty well sums up Billy's amazing burst tone for me... real fat.

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rafael
    sinner, that's a great axe!!! care to share the info and story with us?

    thanks
    Thanks Rafael! Just my 04 R9 IceTea, aged by RS, has their parts, electronics, and a set of Tim's--which really made the whole package come alive! The neck pup now is really something quite special, I never thought a neck pickup could deliver so much tone!!! Of course I think my recent trip to Rodney's FretTek (PLEKing) really helped to bring it all into focus.

    Sorry for the diversion here guys--back to the Rev:
    Anybody know what he used on "Fool for your Stockings", it almost sounds like a Strat, or maybe some Lipstick action going on, but his Pearly really could knock out many different tones!

    Good tone.....cost good money

    Great tone.....years of practice

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    Jut Got Back from Baby's, Drivin' While Blind. Some of the Rev's best burst tone.

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    Thanks sinner. My fav collor in my dream guitar. GAAAAASSSS

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    Here are some more preview-pics:











    Nice book...

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    So... is it mostly a car book, or mostly a guitar book?

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    "Hot, Blue, and Righteous"...

    The first 4 albums, with parts of Tejas were wonderful.
    Great tone and great tunes. After that, a song here and there.

    Wish ZZ Top or (solo) Billy would do a "stripped down" BLUES CD.
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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    Quote Originally Posted by JBlues
    Jut Got Back from Baby's, Drivin' While Blind. Some of the Rev's best burst tone.
    Yes - those two tunes tell you what Pearly is all about. Drivin While Blind is on my top ten list of Top tunes to listen to and play with my band.

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    Blue Jean Blues and Cheap Sunglasses...Unreal tone, unreal fingers. A class act live also. I was told by an insider :wha that Fool for your Stockings was done with a Strat and a tweed Deluxe. If you try this setup its pretty damm close...cept for his mojo!!

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    Quote Originally Posted by trents111
    Blue Jean Blues and Cheap Sunglasses...Unreal tone, unreal fingers. A class act live also. I was told by an insider :wha that Fool for your Stockings was done with a Strat and a tweed Deluxe. If you try this setup its pretty damm close...cept for his mojo!!
    Is Blue Jean Blues...for sure Pearly?

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    Dan...I have often wondered that myself Sounds a lil single coilish don't it? Like a good vintage Strat neck pickup and a Marshall? Tweed? God only knows. The guy can make a broom sound great!

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    It was a strat.

    DonR

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    Quote Originally Posted by trents111
    Blue Jean Blues and Cheap Sunglasses...Unreal tone, unreal fingers. A class act live also. I was told by an insider :wha that Fool for your Stockings was done with a Strat and a tweed Deluxe. If you try this setup its pretty damm close...cept for his mojo!!
    Cheap sun glasses was done with a legend amp. Not my favorite tone

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    I remember reading in GP that the 2nd solo is a Chiquita travel guitar (one of those little guys made my Mark Erlewine).
    You can't really dust for vomit.

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    OMFG...thats just about the coolest f%$^ing thang I ever seen. The REV is totally wack and I love him.

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    "Just Got Paid"------definitely Pearly.
    "......Play skillfully with a loud noise...
    PS. 33:3
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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    Brown Sugar, nuff said!
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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    But WTF is that mop thing he wears? Gotta be one of the dumbest hats of all time.
    "Find what you love and let it kill you." Charles Bukowski

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    I've heard that the beard is a prop and the hat and sunglasses, so that when he takes them off no one recognizes him. Then he can go pawn shopping for gear!

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    Here is a link to a picture of Mr. Gibbons from the early 70's before the trademark beard. Nice looking Burst!

    http://www.rockandrollgallery.com/ca...RB-CD-001.html

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    Quote Originally Posted by chaz498
    But WTF is that mop thing he wears? Gotta be one of the dumbest hats of all time.
    i've seen guys who are bald wear a lot worse things than the 'hat de afrique'

    :wha
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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    Billy is the King of the Les Paul and his ramblings are funnier than shit, there's a lot of wisdom in his rants. The hat always reminds me of an organic illegal substance, and the beard is real. The tones that he gets on Rythmeen frickin blow me away

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    Re: Billy F Gibbons autobiography (Pearly Gates content)

    Quote Originally Posted by Wilko
    that looks like he's touching a poster of pearly...
    I thought so too,except for the right hand pinky.......
    "......Play skillfully with a loud noise...
    PS. 33:3
    May God be praised!
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