Official Guitar, Amp, Pedals, and Gear Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Piobaire, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. origenesprit

    origenesprit Senior member

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    Just heard Ed O'Brien has started using Diamond Pedals which makes me annoyed that I sold my Diamond Tremolo (in favor of a PN-2 like he used to use! D'oh!)
     


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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    How many pedals do you think Ed owns? Jesus, his pedal boards must be like walking into NAMM.
     


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    origenesprit Senior member

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    How many pedals do you think Ed owns? Jesus, his pedal boards must be like walking into NAMM.

    Hundreds. His pedalboard is always waaaayayy cooler than Greenwood's.

    Must... not... regret... selling... tremolo...
     


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    played with a philosopher's tone and a cathedral reverb at ludlow guitars yesterday. fuck.
     


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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Hundreds. His pedalboard is always waaaayayy cooler than Greenwood's.

    Must... not... regret... selling... tremolo...

    I mean, does it really matter if you can't hear him on 90% of recorded tracks?
     


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    played with a philosopher's tone and a cathedral reverb at ludlow guitars yesterday. fuck.

    I love ludlow. The guitars selection is kinda meh but they have great effects.
     


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    I mean, does it really matter if you can't hear him on 90% of recorded tracks?

    I don't think that's true.
     


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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Then help me out because with rare exceptions it's Thom's guitar I hear blaring over Ed's.
     


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    Then help me out because with rare exceptions it's Thom's guitar I hear blaring over Ed's.

    Well it's a three guitar band. Ed is basically the "Weird sounds" guy, which is why you don't hear him as well but he's got a cooler pedalboard. He's just making all those cool background sounds that you like but don't really notice in radiohead. He's often got an e-bow in hand, adding texture and ambience.
     


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    origenesprit Senior member

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    Guitars: Gibson 335 dot (my favorite, will get another similar thing soon) Epiphone Valensi Riviera (am going to sell, but it is a cool guitar) Fender MIJ Strat (am also going to sell, mine is "vintage white" which actually means pale yellow) '69 Martin D18 Martin 000m (really great cheap acoustic, IMO, though I believe it is discontinued)
    Hahaha just looking back on this, not too long ago but almost all my stuff has changed. Definitely traded up. Guitars: 2001 Black Gibson Les Paul Standard with Duncan phatcat in the neck and a bigsby. 1966 Sherwood Green (refin) Fender Jaguar 1961 Fiesta/Dakota Red (refin) Fender Jazzmaster 1967 Epiphone Casino 1969 Martin D18 Hmm... I like the 60's. I need a 60's Fender amp... maybe a Super Reverb. Actually, anyone have any tips on 60's Fenders with a bit of headroom you can pick up on the cheap in the UK (where they tend to cost more)? Combo or head.
     


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    I'm Les Paul lover, I have three:

    Gibson Les Paul Custom Black R57
    Gibson Les Paul Custom Black 01 with burstbuckers
    Epiphone Les Paul MIJ early 90's with EMG 60/81

    I have a TriAxis+2:90+Orange 2x12 and my pedalboard is a fulltone Wha Deluxe, Zakk Wylde MXR Chorus, T-Rex Room-Mate II and a Tech21 midi controller.
     


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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Well it's a three guitar band. Ed is basically the "Weird sounds" guy, which is why you don't hear him as well but he's got a cooler pedalboard. He's just making all those cool background sounds that you like but don't really notice in radiohead. He's often got an e-bow in hand, adding texture and ambience.
    This was my point. But go to a show and you'll see him either: playing the guitar while hearing nothing, sitting down looking bored, or off stage altogether. I'm not saying he's totally worthless (how else would we get that ebow drone in MIL or autowah effect at the end of TSH?) but the other guys basically needed a guy who'd bring chicks to their shows so they let him in the band as long as he promised to turn his amp low. From what I understand, though, his true contribution is on the business decision-side of the band.
     


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    This was my point. But go to a show and you'll see him either: playing the guitar while hearing nothing, sitting down looking bored, or off stage altogether. I'm not saying he's totally worthless (how else would we get that ebow drone in MIL or autowah effect at the end of TSH?) but the other guys basically needed a guy who'd bring chicks to their shows so they let him in the band as long as he promised to turn his amp low.

    From what I understand, though, his true contribution is on the business decision-side of the band.


    I dunno, especially recently, Ed and Thom are playing guitars and Jonny is playing a drum machine or a synth or an ondes or something. That's the beauty of having a three guitar band, really lets one guy do ambient stuff that a lot of bands just don't have. Even if it is Yorke and Greenwood doing most of the writing, I don't think either would throw as little credit on Ed as you do.

    I'm tired of this conversation though [​IMG]
     


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    the other guys basically needed a guy who'd bring chicks to their shows so they let him in the band as long as he promised to turn his amp low.

    As an offhand, this is how I feel about bassists in general [​IMG]
     


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    As an offhand, this is how I feel about bassists in general [​IMG]

    i used to feel this way, until I got a super competent bassist who can really really play and groove, and also can write songs. much more relevant and in demand than a guitarist that can do the same.
     


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