Billy Gibbons on SG on "Live from Daryl's House"

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  1. Thoughtfree

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    ALways love watchin this one.
    Daryl's house would be a FUN place to hang out!
     
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    Love that show. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Thanks for sharing!

    I didn't know that show, and that episode with the Reverend Gibbons just rocks!!!
     
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    Look for the one with Joe Walsh, it's my favorite.

    P.
     
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    Very cool enjoyed it. Thanks!
     
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    This rules
     
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    And Daryl's guitarist was playing what looked like a 1962 reissue Sheraton.
     
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    What does BG have against neck pickups that he disconnects them?
     
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    Since BG isn't likely to respond to this I'll take a shot as a fan. In interviews with the Rev and his tech Elwood Francis, BG likes volume, fuzz, gain ,and the bridge pickup, not necessarily in that order. The neck pickup sound just isn't his thing. After a concert last year with some of the new Magnatone Super-Fifty Nines onstage and presumably the JMP-1s doing the gruntwork, his tone through a signature Les Paul with the trapeze tailpiece left all of us with a smile and slightly diminished hearing. No neck pickup necessary. :thumb:
     
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    I love that show, too. I've seen Billy and a couple of his guitars upclose a few times. He has mastered the first rule of Texas Blues; Louder gives ya more bang for your buck. Wear hearing protection, for sure. Some of his axes are wired pickup-straight to the jack, some, the volume control works. I like his style, but not necessarily his technical preferences. I also don't have a sound crew following me around.
    ;>)/
     
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    Yeah, that works if you have a guy.

    The Rev has a guy.

    You and I don't.

    I do a lot of twiddling to stay relevant. :)

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    I love the Live From Daryl's House episodes I have seen and the Billy Gibbons ep is one of my faves (along with Joe Walsh). Wish I had access to more of them.
     
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    I'm like him, EVH, and others. Never saw much of a need for anything other than the bridge.

    9 times out of 10, if I'm in the neck position... I wonder why my guitar sounds so muddy. Then I flip the switch and go, "OH!" :rofl:

    I concur with the rest of his likes. Probably why I like the little Lead 12 so much. He may have done a lot of his work, on the combo version... but the Microstack has that same gritty fuzz/gain sound. Heaps of it. All it really does, but damn it does it really good!

    Saw this video for the first time the other day. My son, not so hip to the different SG models, I had to show him this one and say, "Big difference between what he's playing and what I have..."
     
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    I've been a huge fan of BG for years. I can't say enough about the early ZZTop albums. The later stuff isn't really my cup of tea. But I listen to it when it comes on.

    I have a couple sets of his PG's. One in my LP and a neck in my Tele. The other bridge is on the bench somewhere waiting for a use. They do sound nice. Probably my favorite aftermarket PAF pickup.

    I'm not a high gain player. I'm all over the map, but I find myself rarely ever using just the bridge pickup. And when I do the tone pot is turned down to 5 or 6. I don't get a good sound from my fingers with a bridge pickup.

    I don't think I've ever played a Strat that wasn't the neck or neck middle position. Maybe early on I'd use middle/bridge. But not for 15 years or so.

    I just don't have the touch for a bridge pickup.
     

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