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jb_abides

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My friends, they all told me,
Man, there's something gonna change your life.
My friends, they all told me,
Man, there's something gonna change your life.
Gotta have that brown sugar.
Man it's just gonna change my life..................................

Benchmark tone from the source: an original, not a Historic. (y)
 

Pat Boyack

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Now,

I'm gonna get creepy and say if I were in Dallas I would definitely be following you guys around!

I listened to all three tracks there and absolutely love the sound.

The bass knocks you to the ground, the drum hits you just right (and I rarely say that about either) and then you finish it off with the tone I have tried to get since the 60's.

When one member of the trio is there the other two are on top of the situation.

I have not seen that in a band in a while.

A good while.
Thank you so much!! The drummer is Taz Bentley and on bass, Kinley Wolfe. Two legends.
 

jb_abides

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This guy gets good tone from a historic (as well as the real thing)!


PS, it's not me...
 

bluesroom

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She used to be able to sing, or still can but chooses not to. There’s a video of her singing ‘Jolene’, and it gives me the chills, every time. I think a few too many “record exec’ types got their hands on her.
Listen to her backyard recordings
 

garywright

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" I'm using a Cornell 18/20 Plexi and a homemade cab with 65s. "

Pat -

I had dinner with Billy Gibbons and his manager over in Palm Springs. No I am not buddies with him - we shared a table at a packed tiny thai food place !
I was headed to see Kal David and I dont know where they were headed .

I have always been a fan of the first ZZTOP record so I asked the Revered " How did you get your tone on Brown sugar ? "

He gave me the details first hand which I will pass on to you - right from the horses mouth :

1) guitar - pearly gates - he told me the song requires a Les Paul - any other guitar you see him play it on is for show only

2) amp - Marshall 50 watt lead - vintage 70s

3 ) here is the secret sauce - the Mic - he told me its critical to the sound - must be a " German tube " mic - I think a Telefunkin or

Neumann​

I don’t suppose you took one single pic ?
 

Dr. Green

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are you implying that I have fabricated the story ?

if so I will gladly publicly humiliate you
 

Dr. Green

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I’m sure you will
I wont waste my time on you when I have given out - for free - the secret to early ZZtop tone - on a les paul forum no less - that came right from Billy Gibbons himself

but if you insist on trying to push the issue I will have no option but to photograph something he gave to me which cant be obtained except from him - a special note pad he kept in his jacket with a album cover - the MESCALERO record - he signed and gave me - by the way I never said this meeting just happened - folks did not have iphones in their pockets back then - it was 2003 - twenty years ago
 
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Pat Boyack

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I wont waste my time on you when I have given out - for free - the secret to early ZZtop tone - on a les paul forum no less - that came right from Billy Gibbons himself
Not much of a secret. In all honesty its a well known fact what he used back then.
 

Dr. Green

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only on the Les Paul forum would someone try to diminish my experience of having Pad Thai Duck with the Rev Gibbons - that's brutal - but easily predictable
 

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We all have our moments Doc.
The best line ever in a move is in the color purple (besides "I think you are going to need a bigger boat")
"Just because you hear an ass out braying in a field you shouldn't feel the need to bray back".
 

Pat Boyack

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only on the Les Paul forum would someone try to diminish my experience of having Pad Thai Duck with the Rev Gibbons - that's brutal - but easily predictable
If that is directed towards me I think its great you met him. Billy is a good hang and always willing to talk shop, Tex Mex or BBQ. Your assertion that you gave us a secret look into his early 70's sound is not that big of a secret. That's all.
 
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