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Perhaps this should be 'Burst video of the week'...

gooner-cjp

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..... been archiving a lot of old (and I do mean old!) VHS tapes to DVD lately, and I seeing as the Mark Knopfler clip went down so well I thought that you fans of old wood would enjoy this clip that I picked from a whole tape of this band.

This man had technique by the bucketload and tone to die for.

RIP Paul Kossoff - Taken away from us at such a tender age.

http://www.wefixyourpc.co.uk/fireandwater.wmv (14.37mb)

Enjoy!

Chris

:eek:la
 

MikeSlub

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Chris, thanks for sharing! Great stuff! Besides the old wood tone, I love the Orange amps, also! :wail
 

gooner-cjp

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Don't those amps just sing Mike? - No effects pedals either of course, just pure sound controlled by the volume/tone controls and selector switch - Fantastic.

Chris
 

DANELECTRO

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Excellent! "Burst Clip of the Week" sounds like a great idea!
 

MikeSlub

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gooner-cjp said:
Don't those amps just sing Mike? - No effects pedals either of course, just pure sound controlled by the volume/tone controls and selector switch - Fantastic.

Chris
Actually - most of the tone was in Paul's hands! :dude
 

BurstBrian

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I could put all my historics together. Still wouldn't get that sound. Amazing...
 

sinner

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Man that's very enjoyable--thank you for sharing Chris!

and that's some piece of wood PK is playing, check out the wear! Who has that 'Burst now? I don't recall seeing this one is BOTB either, it would make a great replica.
 

zorglub!

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That is not the 59 he used to own... But still sounds great! Thanks for the video!
 

gooner-cjp

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Could have been one of a couple of guitars. I also have video of him playing his gorgeous darkburst (the one that Paul Rodgers has now) with Free. Either that or a video of Rodgers playing that guitar together with Jimmy Page and one of his bursts could be next weeks video ;-)

http://www.tomguerra.com/Paul-Kossoff.html

Quote:

"In mid-1969, shortly after the release of the second record, Koss heard that both The Rolling Stones and Jethro Tull were looking for new guitarists, and made himself available for the auditions. Although the Stones’ gig went to Mick Taylor, and Martin Barre would eventually join Tull, the eighteen-year-old Koss was still pleased to have been considered, as it was a sign that he was being recognized as a top talent in his field. Also around this time, Island Records signed the group on as opener for a U.S. package tour consisting of headliner Blind Faith and the second billed Delaney and Bonnie. Free again continued to impress audiences and musicians alike, including Eric Clapton, who asked Koss to show him his strong vibrato technique. Shortly after this encounter, Clapton gave Koss another prized ’59 sunburst Les Paul in exchange for Koss’s black Les Paul Custom. (Note: The sunburst is believed to be the guitar that is now owned by ex-bandmate Paul Rodgers and is in process of being donated to “The Paul Kossoff Foundation,” a charity run by Paul’s father David Kossoff). Koss also picked up several more Les Pauls including two great sounding late 50’s PAF-equipped models (with the sunburst finishes sanded off to give a blonde appearance)."

Chris
 

fast ricky love

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That is my favorite of Koss' guitars, the tone was just quintessential! OLD WOOD - damn! Good song too! :dude
 

Rich R

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That Burst is almost as big as he is! :2lol (sorry--didn't mean to fart in church)

OK, OK...how 'bout "Small of Stature, Big of Tone: the Paul Kossof Story"

Seriously, thanks much for sharing that great old clip. Free rocked hard, and I can't help but think that they were at least part of the inspiration for the fictititious band in "Almost Famous"
 

GastonG

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Paul Kossoff was pure and his playing here is just as amazing as its tone.
Is it me... but ain't he playing a beatup 58 Goldtop on that video?

Gaston
 

bluesforstevie

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I don't know...looks like a conversion...look how close the bridge PAF is to the ABR1 on the treble side.....looks real flat on the upper bout like an early goldtop?? :wha

I'm seeing conversions everywhere... :bh
 
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GeetarGoul

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Great tone but i wish Paul would open up a bit. He just stands there. You wonder if he's having any fun at all? ;) :DUDE
 

J-J

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+1 on Kossoff

That was an interesting tidbit: Clapton gave Koss another prized ’59 sunburst Les Paul in exchange for Koss’s black Les Paul Custom

So were Customs still more valuable than the lowly Burst in the late 60s??

Would be kinda funny if that Clapton was trying to pull as fast one on Paul.
 

fjminor

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Thanks Chris,

That was a great clip. Truely classic Les Paul tone and feel without any bells or whistles. Kossoff was one of those straight ahead rock guitarists with a signature sound that was unique. I really enjoyed that.
 
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