Pinball Wizard - busking with a 12

Discussion in 'Gretsch-Talk Music' started by GlenP, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
    WA
    ...string, that is. Curbside music event at the neighborhood library, no electricity, so no amp or mic. But that guitar goes up to twelve!

     
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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    We need to jam
     
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  3. Finnish Swede

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    Just listened this. I think it is Ringo Starr's son on the drums....

     
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  4. Blister

    Blister Electromatic

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    Good for you man I'd toss you a $5 bill
     
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  5. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

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    Glen,

    This is awesome, thanks for sharing.
     
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  6. brownie

    brownie Synchromatic

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    Always was a great intro; especially by the Who.
     
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  7. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

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    Well done.
    Funny: I just watched a doku on the making of Tommy yesterday on Netflix.
     
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  8. Highroller

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    Man, that Breedlove sounds great! I think there's a certain thing about Jumbo 12's - the big body really makes them work!

    Nice version of a classic, classic tune.
     
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  9. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
    WA
    Thanks, folks! It was more of a volunteer show, so no tip jar! But I met this other really cool group who went on right before me, and I played one song with them before they packed up, it was awesome! I wish I had video of that part. This was from like 2015. Since I can't play anywhere lately, I have been digging up some old videos from past shows, that I forgot I had.

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  10. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ....dig dig
     
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  11. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
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    From 2009...

    With some friends at an open-mic jam. The lead guitarist plays a Guild Starfire, not sure exactly which model, but I think he was playing through an old VOX multi-effects board that had a tube on-board in the pre-amp. I think I dropped my pick near the beginning and had to keep just strumming with my fingers. I think this was pretty soon after I had gotten my Breedlove 12-string.



    I found some old Hi8 tapes that I am going to try to get converted to digital so I can post some of that old stuff.
     
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  12. thunder58

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    I miss open mike ......... thanks . Great vid
     
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  13. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

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    Warming up the crowd before the real band plays, a neighborhood block party, from July 2016:

     
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  14. thunder58

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    Nice job .. 2 great tunes too
     
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  15. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

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    Nice Glen, enjoyed them, thanks for sharing.
     
  16. Highroller

    Highroller Synchromatic

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    btw Glen, you've inspired me to re-learn Pinball Wizard. I haven't played that since my high school garage band days. Ha! It really is a fun song to play!

    thanks!
     
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  17. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
    WA
    Excerpts from a jam back in 2008, not long after I got this Breedlove 12, good-time fun beer-drinking music.
    From an old Hi8 tape camcorder.

     
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  18. thunder58

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    Take it Easy ...Running on Empty ..... classic . And GO Kevin !
     
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  19. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
    WA
    and Somebody's Baby, lots of good old Jackson Browne! Yeah, I have Kevin to thank for my first guitar, and his record collection that I would listen to as a kid growing up long before that.
     
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  20. thunder58

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    Yea , I'm a fan of Jackson myself ...
     
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