Don't need great gear.....

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by markeebee, May 25, 2019.

  1. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    ....to be great.

     
  2. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    837
    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    RL is a house-hold name from around my part of the country. RIP blues maker.
     
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  3. dmcintyrelee

    dmcintyrelee Electromatic

    20
    Apr 19, 2019
    Santa Cruz
  4. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    He's playing a reliced Custom Shop guitar made to look like it's old and cheap. $10,000. :D

    Seriously, great playing.
     
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  5. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Right you are, even the great pre war blues was played on budget instruments, Stella's, Supertones, low end National's were the weapons of choice! Of course they aren't cheap anymore but if you can find them and fix them they do channel the funk. I'd be surprised if RL has more than $20.00 into that rig.
     
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  6. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    As soon as I saw the title of this thread, I'd thought of RL Burnside. I've long realized that a lot of great music was made on really cheap instruments.

    As always, it's not the guitar, it's the player.
     
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  7. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    :)

    Close. It's a Kent Polaris. $10.
     
  8. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Some have the ability to make a cheap guitar sound top of the line. Me? My super power is making a top of the line guitar sound cheap. :eek:
     
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  9. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Yur kill’n me here.......now that’s funny
     
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  10. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    I don’t care what a guitar cost, cheap or expensive, when ya get a rhythm like that going it is intoxicating.

    Loved the vid.
     
  11. Hydroman

    Hydroman Gretschie

    329
    Feb 29, 2016
    FUNtucky, Ca.
    R.L. Burnside , one of my all time favorites.

    Wanna have some fun, try playing that rythmic tune of his,"Poor Black Mattie". Just getting that tempo down like he does will take you a while. I do it on a CBG

     
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  12. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Imagine how unbelieveably good he could sound through a PRS Drangon Private Stock and a Kemper:p;)
     
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  13. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Holy moly - I was just in a restaurant and they played this guy and I just Shazam'd him. I thought it was great stuff and decided to look for his music.

    Now I open GT and find this!
     
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  14. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    That's some good stuff.....
     
  15. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Great gear is what great gear does.
     
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  16. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    Lol, same here
    I've got $20,000 worth of gear and $40 worth of talent...maybe I need moar gear!!!
     
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  17. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    Wossat going on in between the nut and the first fret?
     
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  18. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I don't need a great guitar---don't play well enough to warrant the expense. Don't gig anymore, so I've more than enough amp. Keyboard's another story.
     
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  19. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    Ten quid or ten fahsand, I still sound the same.
     
  20. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Nah, the PRS would suck all the life out of his playing. At least it'd look good though.
     
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