Saturday, April 18, 2009

Lenny - An Attempted Tribute To A Hero


Anonymous said...

You evil demented bastard--that was great--
OK, I have to know what pedals you're using, etc. to get that sound--I was thinking of getting a pedal for the Line 6--it's a Spider III--30 watt--
Funny, I was just looking up the Line 6 amp setting for him last night--I love them for other songs too as I found out--much more clarity and power--
Our younger son (16) was in a talent show at the high school (even though he's homeschooled, his band mates told the school that he went there and no one noticed--ha ha)and they did Enter Sandman--he totally ripped the guitar parts even being a showman and going down on his knees for a solo part they put together--sparks were flying--
It was great fun to be there--some very good talent, and some that mom and dad and grandma should not have told the their kids they were talented but I give them all credit for getting up there--
Thank you for sharing--I'm inspired--the sound was really good too
Jim (Jj)

Visible said...

Well... Mr Bisbee Bar... very nice. You have the perfectly designed fingers for playing the guitar; always an asset.

I'm suitably impressed by the elegance of the presentation... as you know... the same thing sounds different depending on who is doing it.

Thank you for taking the time to let me know about this, I don't get out much.

Ben There said...

Jj -

Heh heh...Thank you for the nice words (and by that, I'm referring to the evil demented bastard part). You're asking me about the gear I'm using and here's the really funny thing about this video. You'll notice the amp in the background is a Fender Hot Rod Deville. There's also a Van-Amps Sole Mate Reverb pedal on the floor, along with an Ibanez Tube Screamer, and a Dunlop Jimi Hendrix wah pedal. Now the funny part...absolutely none of that was being used in this video. Believe it or not I'm just plugged directly into a Roland Microcube which is a tiny, portable, battery powered modelling amp with a 5" speaker. However, as you notice, for such a little thing it sounds pretty damn good. The secret weapon is the pickups though. The pickups are made by JM Rolph and are basically built to the exact spec of the Fender 1968 strat pickups (Hendrix has these in his guitar when he played with Band Of Gypsys). Good pickups make a world of difference.

Pretty soon I'll try to get a video up with the Hot Rod Deville, which is an actual tube amp.

Les -

Thanks for stopping by. I know you're a fellow SRV fan and thought you might appreciate this. It feels weird playing in front of a camera and this isn't as top notch as I'd like but it's fun to have video up. I'll try to get some better ones up in the future.