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Wow - i have to get this pedal!!!!! Neil Young & Keef content...

slimdave

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Sounds really good. Do you know which amp it's going through? Don't know if all amps will react in the same way to the pedal.
 

jrnic

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I haven't gotten into a pedal demo in quite a while. That was cool.
 

roadrunner

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Sounds like a pedal, in a nice reverb-y room. A tweed Twin? Not even close.
 

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Funny, given that NY uses a Deluxe. Wonder if he knows they used footage of him playing? Tends to be a little sensitive to stuff like that.

And I think Keith used an Ampeg at the time of Midnight Rambler. Oh, well.
 

Etosser

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Very nice. Would like to hear how it sounds with different rigs that are already breaking up...see what it adds. Especially ones that aren't Fender-y in nature.
 

JRW8214@AOL.COM

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Funny, given that NY uses a Deluxe. Wonder if he knows they used footage of him playing? Tends to be a little sensitive to stuff like that.

And I think Keith used an Ampeg at the time of Midnight Rambler. Oh, well.

I was thinking the exact same thing
 

Pip

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it does sound good -but what is the rest of the rig, but great sounding no the less.
 

corpse

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I love JJF in open G- have to spend some time with that tune today. In an interview Keith says it was recorded in open E I think.
 

zombiwoof

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Regarding Jumping Jack Flash:
If you watch the Rock'n'Roll Circus vid, as I recall it appears that Brian Jones is playing the rhythm figure of JJF in open "A" tuning, the song is in the key of B and he bars straight across the second fret for the first chord of the riff. I think that's the way the main riff was first played on the original recording. Later, when Keith did it live without Brian, he changed the riff completely, I think because he took the bottom string off of his "5-string G tuning" Tele, which is used when playing the riff in open A. This leads me to believe that maybe Brian is the one that came up with the main guitar part (yeah, I have heard that Bill Wyman claims he made up the riff on piano, and bitched that Jagger/Richards got the songwriting credits when the song came out). You can play it the same way in open "G" by capoing at the second fret, but again you need the 6th string to play it. It makes sense that Brian would be playing in open A, as he played a lot of slide guitar and would probably have had a guitar in that tuning already.

Of course, on the original recording, there are multiple guitars layered there (complicating hearing each part), but I think the main riff was played in open A.

Before I saw the R&R Circus vid, I used to play JJF live in E tuning (as I had a guitar tuned to that for slide playing), and it works OK, but open A makes more sense to me now. The overdubbed guitar parts are most likely played in regular tuning.

Keith did use open E (and also open D) in some songs around that time, I believe Stray Cat Blues and also Salt of the Earth are in one of those tunings for instance, but he later just stayed with open G with the bottom string removed, so the lowest string is the root of a barred chord.

Al
 

Blue97FXSTC

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Thanks for the link, Gypsy.
This pedal demo was extremely well produced & recorded.
The guitar playing is fantastic.
Made me go back and re-learn JJF.

Good info, Zombie.
I used to schlepp JJF in standard tuning.
Check this LovePedal demo at 2:42 - pretty sure this guy is playing in open E.
It's what I'll use for this tune from now on.
Check me on this, too - but open E seems to cop Street Fightin' Man perfectly.
 

zombiwoof

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Thanks for the link, Gypsy.
This pedal demo was extremely well produced & recorded.
The guitar playing is fantastic.
Made me go back and re-learn JJF.

Good info, Zombie.
I used to schlepp JJF in standard tuning.
Check this LovePedal demo at 2:42 - pretty sure this guy is playing in open E.
It's what I'll use for this tune from now on.
Check me on this, too - but open E seems to cop Street Fightin' Man perfectly.

Yes, you can also do JJF in regular tuning, the riff just uses the second-fret B5 and first-position A chords, and the bottom E string for the little E-F#-A(chord) figure. Doing it in open A is just a simpler way to do it, as you only have to barre straight across on the second fret for the B chord that starts the riff. It's just interesting (to me, anyway) to figure out how the riff was originally played on the album version. For a gig if you don't have any other uses for a guitar tuned to open A or E, you can just play it in regular tuning very easily and it's close enough.

Al
 

Pat Boyack

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Anybody have a report on this pedal? Would like to hear some reactions. :peace2
 
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