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  • Saw Robben Ford last night

    With Greg Allman and friends. It's a great show if you get a chance, nice horn section (baritone + tenor sax and trumpet) comprised of young guys, the rest are geezers.
    Robben had a Dumble overdrive special through a 212 cab, and played (what looked to be new) a Les Pauul Standard. He had the pickups way low, even with the mounting rings. Looked to be totally stock. sed the hell out of a volume pedal. One of the all time great players and tone, IMO.
    Originally Posted by SwampMusic


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    Originally posted by FlyingBloodyFrogBiscuit
    With Greg Allman and friends. It's a great show if you get a chance, nice horn section (baritone + tenor sax and trumpet) comprised of young guys, the rest are geezers.
    Robben had a Dumble overdrive special through a 212 cab, and played (what looked to be new) a Les Pauul Standard. He had the pickups way low, even with the mounting rings. Looked to be totally stock. sed the hell out of a volume pedal. One of the all time great players and tone, IMO.


    RF is the blues fusion god!! I'm jealous!
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    • #3
      He is one of all-time favorites. I saw him in a small venue about a year ago.

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      • #4
        Saw him last summer on a bill with Robert Cray. I was surprised a few songs weren't much and one was actually disappointing (Badge). He's apparently a Cream fan, as he encored with a pretty good Polititian. One tune was so incredibly good my wife and I were just in awe. That happens VERY rarely. He played his Tele and that LP (with #2 & 3 Burstbuckers in it, with coil-splitters).

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        • #5
          I used to live on the next block over from him, literally a 1 minute walk from my front door to his, but he was already a star and I was a rank amateur, and I never had the guts to go over and introduce myself.
          "When I gave food to the poor, they called me a saint. When I asked why the poor were hungry, they called me a communist." - Mother Teresa.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Stringman
            I used to live on the next block over from him, literally a 1 minute walk from my front door to his, but he was already a star and I was a rank amateur, and I never had the guts to go over and introduce myself.


            That reminds me of when I was a kid, I used to hang out at Nielson's Music, and go see Fuse all the time. When Ralph Nielson's son made it big (Rick Nielson of Cheap Trick) and I would see him around town I didn't have the balls to tell him I was the little fat kid whose brother you partied with.

            Damn, Stringman, you have had some serious brushes with fame, haven't you?
            Originally Posted by SwampMusic


            Never underestimate the perversity of inanimate objects. Their sole purpose is to confound, confuse and generally frustrate the living.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by FlyingBloodyFrogBiscuit
              Stringman, you have had some serious brushes with fame, haven't you?


              Not really. I've known and/or played with some people who later became famous after we lost touch with each other. Every musician in Los Angeles can say the same thing.

              One person I never actually met at the time, but shared a stage with (2 different bands) in 1975 is our very own Daddymack.
              "When I gave food to the poor, they called me a saint. When I asked why the poor were hungry, they called me a communist." - Mother Teresa.

              "If fascism ever comes to America, it will come wrapped in the American flag and carrying the cross of Jesus"- Sinclair Lewis.

              'Ketchup is a vegetable" - Ronald Reagan.

              "Let's all hope Olbermann gets put in the hospital for something serious fairly soon" - G.Z. Sound
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Stringman


                Not really. I've known and/or played with some people who later became famous after we lost touch with each other. Every musician in Los Angeles can say the same thing.

                One person I never actually met at the time, but shared a stage with (2 different bands) in 1975 is our very own Daddymack.

                That was my brush with fame....
                "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminent period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

                Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'

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                • #9
                  I saw GAF with Robben last Friday night. Great show! It was pretty cool to hear what he did with those great old Allman tunes.

                  That was a sweet looking Les Paul he was playing. It was interesting that at one point in the show, he pulled out the tone control for the bridge pickup and played some real nice cutting lead.
                  It ain't what you play, it's the way that you play it!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ECFan
                    I saw GAF with Robben last Friday night. Great show! It was pretty cool to hear what he did with those great old Allman tunes.

                    That was a sweet looking Les Paul he was playing. It was interesting that at one point in the show, he pulled out the tone control for the bridge pickup and played some real nice cutting lead.


                    I was there at the same show (I live in Suffolk). Did that Dumble sound sweet or what?
                    Originally Posted by SwampMusic


                    Never underestimate the perversity of inanimate objects. Their sole purpose is to confound, confuse and generally frustrate the living.

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                    • #11
                      That was a great sounding amp, but that's what I'd expect from Robben Ford. If you go over to http://www.online-discussion.com/ there's a link to where you can download a recent GAF concert.

                      I'm No Angel was awesome. That's one of my favorite tunes from Greg Allman's solo stuff. I saw Dangerous Dan Toler play that with Greg soon after it was released.
                      It ain't what you play, it's the way that you play it!

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