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15Window

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So we all know who the famous burst slingers are..let me ask you, if you could only pick one of them who’s your favorite? Or, maybe your favorite burst and player don’t match i.e. pearly gates on Duane Allman..
 

El Gringo

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For me it all started with Jimmy Page when I was a kid , followed by Eric Clapton with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers . Basically Jimmy Page gets all the credit for my influence .
 

muddydunc

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Ha; funny - I was just thinking this today as I listened to something. As well as EVH, I grew up especially loving, and always chasing the tones of, Billy/Pearly; Moore/Greeny. However these last few years, and having now seen and heard it up close n personal - my 'if only allowed to pick one' favourite sound of a player and their Burst is easily Knopfler and his '58. Especially his solo material from last few albums.

If curious - check out the live version of 'Baloney Again' on his Collaborations album.........stuff of dreams for me that tone. I was lucky enough to be near front at 02 in London on his last tour, and it sounded stella. My Good Lady even noticed it and commented! He also used one of his replicas too which was good, but oh man, that .58........

That thing sounds VERY special in his hands I think! I'd be curious to hear how those who know Bursts well how 'typical' it is of a good one, on the neck pup, or whether it's just a case of 'that's a Burst for you.'
 

jtees4

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No question, Page turned lots of folks onto LP's....of course, most of us didn't know he was actually playing a Telecaster at the time;) But no joke, Page is the answer for me.
 

JPP-1

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Jimmy Page, the guitar god archetype.

Behind that stage hype burned one of a kind talent. Not only was he a virtuoso player but a brilliant composer as well. Watching him in live at MSG videos, he is just truly explosive. Duane could definitely bring the fire but Jimmy at his best was pure dynamite
 
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LeonC

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I'm a big fan of Dannys playing .

Best concert I ever saw was FM in '69, the Then Play On tour; saw them in the tiny Birmingham Teen Center, outside of Detroit. Green and Kirwin together were just incredible. They were so dynamic; and all the band members listened to eachother sooo well. Fantastic show!
 

guitartsar

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Jimmy page. Especially watching The Song Remains The Same on VHS over and over as a kid.
Page for me too. I re-watched Song Remains The Same recently and didn't realise when I watched as a kid that most of the close up shots were re-shot in England as the original US footage wasn't useable! I kept wondering why the solos didn't sync up so looked it up! Still love it though.
 

Stef

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Easy! First Billy Gibbons, especially between 1970-1975
And...... Peter Green, early Clapton
 

Mattyboy75

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Page for me too. I re-watched Song Remains The Same recently and didn't realise when I watched as a kid that most of the close up shots were re-shot in England as the original US footage wasn't useable! I kept wondering why the solos didn't sync up so looked it up! Still love it though.
I didn’t either but read Jimmy Pages biography recently (written by Chris Salewizc) and that footage took a long time to get together. Jimmy and Robert where very unhappy with the quality and it came out years after it was supposed to.
 

guitartsar

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I didn’t either but read Jimmy Pages biography recently (written by Chris Salewizc) and that footage took a long time to get together. Jimmy and Robert where very unhappy with the quality and it came out years after it was supposed to.
Yeah I read the footage was a mess so according to articles on the web they recreated the entire Madison Square Garden stage at Shepperton film studios in England and re-shot the whole thing to the original audio from Madison Square Garden. John Paul Jones had to wear a wig as he'd cut his hair by then haha!
Some of the long shots and audience shots from Madison were then cut in to add realism. Kinda blows your mind!
In a recent (old now) interview in Uncut magazine, Jimmy Page fessed up that ‘I’m sort of miming at Shepperton to what I’d played at Madison Square Garden, but of course, although I’ve got a rough approximation of what I was playing from night to night, it’s not exact. So the film that came out in the ‘70s is a bit warts-and-all’.
Explains why what you hear doesn't match what you see sometimes especially the guitar parts.
 

Mattyboy75

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I didn’t care (or know) when I was watching it! I still have happy memories of watching it with a few mates and wishing a could afford a real Les Paul.
 
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