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Posted: 02 Jan 08, 03:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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There is an interview with Brian's assistant Pete, he says Brian has used a Strat on the new album!! as he was searching for a specific sound that he couldn't get with the Red Special.

Sounds interesting!

For those that care it was a '54 body with a '55 neck, from Rogers collection.


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Posted: 02 Jan 08, 10:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Awesome!


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Posted: 02 Jan 08, 15:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, it's always an eve when Brian do it...

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Posted: 03 Jan 08, 00:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Specific sound he couldn't find on the Red Special? Hell has indeed frozen over!

I'm being facetious, there's more than a few sounds unique to the Strat - I just wonder which one in particular he's after.


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Posted: 03 Jan 08, 04:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Specific sound he couldn't find on the Red Special? Hell has indeed frozen over!

I'm being facetious, there's more than a few sounds unique to the Strat - I just wonder which one in particular he's after.


Probably he was after a more generic guitar sound to complement Paul's voice, and take away the last remains of any "Queen" sound. ;)

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Posted: 03 Jan 08, 10:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 03 Jan 08, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would go with a solo or maybe one song. and that wouldnt be the first time: crazy little thing called love, nothing but blue.

I cant see it being the entire album.

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Posted: 03 Jan 08, 11:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It certainly isn't the whole album !!! not sure where that came from? just a section of a song I'm sure.

Pete was unsure it would work at first with (I assume) Brian's normal set up, but it would seem that it worked perfectly and sounded fantastic.

It's an interesting interview, Pete's first job for Brian was to fix his son's scalextric set and then he went on to work on other wiring projects around the studio for Brian. Later he got to be Brian's assitant for a one off special show that Brian did where he needed to be on stage for just one song, after that the rest is history as they say.




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Posted: 03 Jan 08, 11:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Togg wrote:

he was searching for a specific sound that he couldn't get with the Red Special.


I wish they could search for a specific thing they couldn't get with the "Queen" label and decided to change it :) (QPR doesn't count!)


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Posted: 04 Jan 08, 05:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Hi Alex Rocks,

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Posted: 04 Jan 08, 09:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

Togg wrote:

he was searching for a specific sound that he couldn't get with the Red Special.


I wish they could search for a specific thing they couldn't get with the "Queen" label and decided to change it :) (QPR doesn't count!)


Oh boo-fucking-hoo

Brian and Roger have ruined 'your' band.
I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Posted: 04 Jan 08, 13:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian-Harold-May wrote:

(...) and that wouldnt be the first time: crazy little thing called love,(...)


That one was a Telecaster.


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Posted: 04 Jan 08, 14:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Um...huh?

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Posted: 04 Jan 08, 14:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Knute wrote:

Sebastian wrote:

Togg wrote:

he was searching for a specific sound that he couldn't get with the Red Special.


I wish they could search for a specific thing they couldn't get with the "Queen" label and decided to change it :) (QPR doesn't count!)


Oh boo-fucking-hoo

Brian and Roger have ruined 'your' band.
I'm so sorry for your loss.


Neither is my band nor it's been ruined. But I stand by my statement.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 04 Jan 08, 20:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="lime">Raf840 wrote:

Brian-Harold-May wrote:

(...) and that wouldnt be the first time: crazy little thing called love,(...)


That one was a Telecaster.


Ha Ha i know, i was just giving an example of a song brian used a different guitar for a different sound.

and if anyone cares nothing but blue was an ibanez if memory serves correct.

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Posted: 05 Jan 08, 03:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tero wrote:

Zebonka12 wrote:

Specific sound he couldn't find on the Red Special? Hell has indeed frozen over!

I'm being facetious, there's more than a few sounds unique to the Strat - I just wonder which one in particular he's after.


Probably he was after a more generic guitar sound to complement Paul's voice, and take away the last remains of any "Queen" sound. ;)


Oh, the delicious irony of reading your generic post on the matter....


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Posted: 06 Jan 08, 06:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you gotta be careful with threads like this

- a very quick glance at the title...and...

"Brian used a strap on" ;-)


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Posted: 07 Jan 08, 07:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:

you gotta be careful with threads like this

- a very quick glance at the title...and...

"Brian used a strap on" ;-)


Very good, thanks that made my morning!


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Posted: 07 Jan 08, 14:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah, he finally got rid of that piece of junk?!

Btw: YES, Nothing but Blue was indeed an Ibanez.
(The mirror-body prototype made for and given to him by Joe Satriani).
Run through all of his regular setup, it still sounds very much Brian May-ish. I always find that with the more decent Ibanez-types you can come actually pretty close to Brian's sound.
That sound is a lot more difficult to get with a Strat, though. This will realy sound different.

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Posted: 07 Jan 08, 17:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A Parker Fly guitar is used on Mother Love, for the solo, too.