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Skynyrd Covered: Gear (Part 2)

Skynyrd Covered: Gear (Part 2)

[Part 1 of this post is here.] Have to borrow a line from Homer Simpson: Ahhhhhhhhh, gear. Anyhow, some tunes – like “The Needle and the Spoon” and “Simple Man” – sound like period-correct gear and tones, whereas tunes like “Saturday Night Special” sound a lot more modern. I wanted to know – we all […]

September 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Jeff Carlisi’s .38 Special Gear Deets

Jeff Carlisi’s .38 Special Gear Deets

Even though Ronnie Van Zant wrote and sung the line “Handguns are made for killin’, ain’t no good for nothin’ else,” his younger bro Donnie started a band that ended up being named after a handgun. And that band (.38 Special) produced some great stuff tunes in the ’80s, not all of which were the […]

April 26, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
Rick Nielsen, Austin City Limits, Fuchs Amps

Rick Nielsen, Austin City Limits, Fuchs Amps

Wow! Anyone here in the U.S. catch the recent airing (re-airing?) of Cheap Trick live on Austin City Limits? Couple quick observations after watching: > Cheap Trick is a ROCK BAND. Lots of big guitar tone, great classic rock/Beatles-esque tunes, good singing – a real freakin’ band! Great to see and hear they’re still doing […]

January 5, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Gear Details for the ‘98 Skynyrd

Gear Details for the ‘98 Skynyrd

Part 1 I love Lynyrd Skynyrd. One of the greatest bands ever IMO. I never got a chance to see the original band live, but was days away from going to a Rossington-Collins Band show

November 30, 2010 | By | Reply More
More Woody Crunch: Scorps’ ‘I Can’t Explain’

More Woody Crunch: Scorps’ ‘I Can’t Explain’

I dig this version of The Who tune. It’s another simple Scorpions tune, somehow executed with AC/DC-like perfection. And when I heard it recently, I dug the crunchy guitar tone. Only question is, What the heck was it?

October 15, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Dave Hlubek’s ‘Flirtin’ With Disaster’ Tone

Dave Hlubek’s ‘Flirtin’ With Disaster’ Tone

And Why Hatchet’s First Album Sounded Like Skynyrd I still love Molly Hatchet’s tune “Flirtin’ With Disaster”…and I know I’m not alone! A great song, fast tempo, some great guitar-playing, multiple leads – separated by the southern lead singer whistle which means “c’mon and play something” – harmony leads, it’s all there. Tone of the […]

September 16, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
Rickey Medlocke on Blackfoot and Skynyrd

Rickey Medlocke on Blackfoot and Skynyrd

Part 1: Blackfoot and Skynyrd Gear I love Blackfoot. One of the best bands ever to be on a stage, period. If you missed ‘em, I feel for you. It was all good ‘ol rock ‘n’ roll: loud, fast, Les Pauls and Explorers through Marshalls, hitting the skins hard. No BS, no ballads – during […]

May 22, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More