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||Posted: Sep. 23 2008, 13:12
|Quote (Ray @ Sep. 23 2008, 19:04)|
|Either way - it could be either guitar. It is difficult to prove without actually knowing. And to be honest there is only on person who cares (and he knows who he is (:)).)|
What kind of smiley is the one you put at the end here, Ray?
Apart from that, this is exactly what I was saying above. The technical advancement in sound effects, either physical (pedals, pedalboards, rack units) or software ones, makes it possible for any guitar, even a cheap one (with no recognizable brand name) to sound like anything - even like a saxophone. We are all here 'bickering' about which guitar is played on this particular track, when all that we can base our hypoteses on is the sound that the guitar has in the track. And the guitar sound may have been processed in order to be like any other guitar sound. [As Ray puts it: "Give me a PRS and I'll make it sound like a Fender Strat" - that may actually be accomplished with today's technology.] So, we have no way of knowing for certain which guitar did Mike O. actually have in his hands to produce that sound with - if it actually was a guitar at all.
One more point: in the HGP concert I was referring to earlier, Mike's PRS is certainly processed when he does most of his solos on it. During "Man in the Rain" you can hear him going effortlessly from a clean sound to a heavily distorted one and vice versa - and he doesn't push anything with his feet, because it's computer-processed. Maybe he used the pink (not red) Fender Strat on the TBIII album, but in the HGP concert he certainly didn't, at least not on that song, and on "Moonlight Shadow".
Ugo C. - a devoted Amarokian