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Overdiven Blues on a Big Fat Gibson Super 400 Hollowbody


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I remember reading an old article about Robben Ford who I first became knowingly aware of with the "Tom Cat" album.

 

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He talked about using the Super 400 and a Twin Reverb. He said he was using a lot of pedals so he would turn the amp up all the way to make up for any losses incurred through the pedals. It's hard for me to fathom a Super 400 though a cracked up Twin but he certainly was able to tame it down and do wonders with it.

 

I said "knowingly aware" because I had heard some of the work he had done with Joni Mitchell and really liked the guitar parts in the songs but did not realize it was him.

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A very bland solo in my view.

 

I thought it was pretty good for a guy barely in his twenties at the time.

 

Of course he's no Joe Joe Bonamassa - but that's probably a good thing (in my view).

 

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It's good when guitar players play wind instruments too because they know how to let the music breathe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Feedback could be a problem...and kind of a huge tool for the task at hand. Kind of like hauling firewood in a Porsche convertible. Technically possible...but why? Give me a nice Telecaster.

 

When I listen to Eric Gale play his Super 400, I can understand why but for someone like me a semi or solid will do.

 

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Clapton played one on Concert for Bangladesh. Not sure why it's so surprising. Great guitar with PAFs (or early patent numbers).

 

I have a couple (blonde and sunburst). Great guitars.

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Clapton was playing a Byrdland which is like a thinline version of the L-5 CES. It's easier to manage at higher volumes and was Ted Nugent's guitar of choice.

 

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The Byrdland is hollow with a solid top like the Super 400 but has a shorter scale and narrow fingerboard to make some of those jazz grips a little easier to reach.

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