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  • Has Billy Gibbons ever played a stack?

    He's a devout combo man, isn't he? In the clip below, though, he uses an Orange half stack. But a full stack is unheard of, isn't it?

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    The first time I saw him he was playing his Les Paul through a rather large Sunn rig.

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      I think those Orange amp are there just for looks seeing as how they aren't miked and I don't see anything plugged into them.
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        I think those Orange amp are there just for looks seeing as how they aren't miked and I don't see anything plugged into them.


        And one is upside down.

        In general, what you see on the stage and what is in use are often quite different things.

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        • #5
          Nope, only "3" full stacks oke:

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          • #6
            Yeah- I saw them c. 1990 and they had full Marshall Stacks.
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            • #7
              Okay, cool. I stand corrected.
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              • #8
                Billy is the ultimate gear misleader

                whatever it looks like, sounds like or he describes is almost certain not to be the case.
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                  Billy is the ultimate gear misleader

                  whatever it looks like, sounds like or he describes is almost certain not to be the case.


                  "ultimate gear misleader" - love that

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                  • #10
                    I think I read a few years ago that he was using a JCM 900 stack.
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                      I've heard many stories of Billy micing a combo backstage going out over the Pa as his "real sound".
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                      • #12
                        I've heard many stories of Billy micing a combo backstage going out over the Pa as his "real sound".


                        I can only offer this. While being led backstage for a meet and greet with the band during the Afterburner tour I only saw one amp, it was a Peavey Special 130, or a Bandit 65, with a Sennheiser 421 in front of it, under the stage.
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                        • #13
                          The amps on stage are props and endorsement stuff.
                          Gibbons usually has his real amp mic'd behind the wall.
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                            At various times at the Texas Vintage Guitar Show, I saw him with Peavey SS stuff and with a Tweed Fender of some sort... something bigger than a Tweed Deluxe.
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