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  • Drawbar Settings-Billy Preston?

    How does Billy Preston get this sound at exactly 2 minutes of this video?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlxxmNP2MKw

    It's the part where he actually "lip syncs" the organ sounding like howling wind.

    What drawbar settings/effects is he using to get that sound while he smears the keys?

    How close can I get to that on my Electro 3?

    THX!!!

    Kwyn

  • #2
    I have no idea but that is a FANTASTIC clip of a super musician - RIP, Billy P.!
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    • #3
      There are quite a few views of the drawbars, freeze the vid and check them out. It looks like for the section you asked about it's pretty much just the 8' bar pulled out. That one gives that soft flutey type sound.
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      • #4
        There are quite a few views of the drawbars, freeze the vid and check them out. It looks like for the section you asked about it's pretty much just the 8' bar pulled out. That one gives that soft flutey type sound.


        LOL at myself. I don't know which drawbars set the lower manual!!! Also is he using any other effects? C3? Reverb? Overdrive?

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        • #5
          Definitely reverb on there, and the Leslie is clearly cranked up and over driven.

          The 2 left sets of bars are the upper manual, the 2 right sets are the lowers.
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          • #6
            i'm a billy preston nut; from old videos that i've seen he used a 122RV cabinet. That might be where the reverb is coming from. I think that i had read that in his arsenal of B3's and leslies, his personal favorite leslie was the 122RV. from the video at around the 1:50 mark it shows the lower manual set only with the 8' drawbar. This would also be consistent with the sound that i hear in the video.
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            • #7
              Fancy stuff - but that simple guitar lick at 0:21 beats it all!
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              • #8
                He was the one to watch man. I love his licks.
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                • #9
                  Fancy stuff - but that simple guitar lick at 0:21 beats it all!


                  dude, get real ....
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                  • #10
                    i'm a billy preston nut; from old videos that i've seen he used a 122RV cabinet. That might be where the reverb is coming from. I think that i had read that in his arsenal of B3's and leslies, his personal favorite leslie was the 122RV. from the video at around the 1:50 mark it shows the lower manual set only with the 8' drawbar. This would also be consistent with the sound that i hear in the video.


                    I am also a Billy Preston nut, and it's a shame that "Everybody Likes Some Kind Of Music" is not available on CD.
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                    • #11
                      ummmm http://www.amazon.com/Everybody-Likes-Some-Kind-Music/dp/B004LTB5CI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310004842&sr=8-1 :thu:

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                      • #12
                        :thu:

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                        • #13
                          ummmm http://www.amazon.com/Everybody-Likes-Some-Kind-Music/dp/B004LTB5CI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310004842&sr=8-1 :thu:


                          You're awesome! After I posted that yesterday, I went on iTunes, but no luck. Then I went to Amazon, but the only hits I got were for $42 Japanese imports. I don't know why this one didn't show up.

                          I will be ordering that - thanks! And y'all should check out a few of those clips, especially "My Soul Is A Witness" - classic Preston hand-clapping gospel.
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                          • #14
                            I have no idea but that is a FANTASTIC clip of a super musician - RIP, Billy P.!


                            I had the pleasure around '95 of seeing him with that year's incarnation of Ringo's All-Star band (sans Ringo for some reason)

                            Billy Preston
                            Randy Bachman (BTO)
                            Felix Cavaliere (Young Rascals)
                            Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad)
                            Mark Rivera (Hall & Oates, Peter Gabriel, Billy Joel)

                            Fantastic Concert. Billy was a definite standout - what a musician and what a showman.
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                            • #15
                              I ordered that CD - thanks again! Some may not know, but Billy Preston wrote "You Are So Beautiful", which, after you know it, makes perfect sense - it sounds like Billy.

                              That clip of Summertime in the OP is fun, and it reminded me of my all-time favorite version of that song, from Rick Wakeman of all people:


                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCXH5Ayijjg



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