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Posted: 21 Sep 08, 13:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Has anyone noticed this yet?

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/117/jamiemosesextraknobgp1.jpg

Does anyone know what it does?

Besides, I read on BrianMayGuitars.co.uk that both Brian and Jamie are playing the Brian May Super on tour. Link: http://www.brianmayguitars.co.uk/newsitems/view/55
But the guitar on the pic doesn't seem to have any extra knob, it looks like a loyal replica. Was Jamie's guitar customized for him?




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Posted: 21 Sep 08, 14:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good question! I'd been wondering that too. I suppose it may control the tone of a particular pickup (in a current switching) rather than the main one being an overall tone change. Or maybe it's some kind of alternate way of messing with the phase between the two pickups. I'm not sure. But today, on my newly modified Hohner (with Burns Trisonics), I found that I can alter something between the 2 pickups I have wired up, with just the tone pots. It's not turning anything off because there's still sound when both are turned down. Maybe phase based!I think it's a fluke on my part that it happened this way, but hey, I like it!

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Posted: 21 Sep 08, 15:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Isn't that where the volume control is on a strat? You can't do volume swells with the usual positions.

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Posted: 21 Sep 08, 15:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've got an extra special red knob!

Oh wait, sorry, I misread the thread title!


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Posted: 21 Sep 08, 16:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Penetration_Guru wrote:

Isn't that where the volume control is on a strat? You can't do volume swells with the usual positions.


No. And yes you can do volume swells easily with a normal positioned volume knob. It just takes practice. That picture shows it pretty high which would be a strange spot for that. It would also be easier to put in a volume pedal instead of modifying a guitar to include a higher positioned volume knob! The hands are too busy either picking, on the trem bar or holding a note on the fretboard.

That guitar knob is proving an interesting piece here...

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Posted: 21 Sep 08, 16:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Penetration_Guru wrote:

Isn't that where the volume control is on a strat? You can't do volume swells with the usual positions.


No. And yes you can do volume swells easily with a normal positioned volume knob. It just takes practice. That picture shows it pretty high which would be a strange spot for that. It would also be easier to put in a volume pedal instead of modifying a guitar to include a higher positioned volume knob!

Brian himself does volume swells during his solo, doesn't he?


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Posted: 21 Sep 08, 17:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why are you telling me Raf?

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Posted: 21 Sep 08, 18:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I bet it's a volume control

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Posted: 21 Sep 08, 19:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Why are you telling me Raf?

I wasn't telling you, just complementing your post. ;)


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Posted: 21 Sep 08, 23:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I bet it's the knob that makes it impossible for him to sing harmonies.


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Posted: 22 Sep 08, 02:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:

I bet it's the knob that makes it impossible for him to sing harmonies.


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Posted: 22 Sep 08, 05:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I may be wrong but wasnt Brian May talking about bringing out a new type of Red Special.And might that be it that Jamie is playing.


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Posted: 22 Sep 08, 07:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bo Rhap wrote:

I may be wrong but wasnt Brian May talking about bringing out a new type of Red Special.And might that be it that Jamie is playing.


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Posted: 22 Sep 08, 08:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam Baboolal wrote:

Bo Rhap wrote:

I may be wrong but wasnt Brian May talking about bringing out a new type of Red Special.And might that be it that Jamie is playing.


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There's going to be a Family Guy version of the Red Special! cool


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Posted: 22 Sep 08, 10:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes it is where the volume control is on a strat, Jamies regular style of guitar.
It used to be fairly common to see guitars customized and have the volume in this position.
Almost certainly a volume control.

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Posted: 22 Sep 08, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bad Seed wrote:

Yes it is where the volume control is on a strat, Jamies regular style of guitar.
It used to be fairly common to see guitars customized and have the volume in this position.
Almost certainly a volume control.


I think I looked at this wrong. I've just rechecked the picture and realise it's lower than what I remembered. It does look nicely in line with the trem and picking area, doesn't it? So, I guess it does make it nice and easy to get swells happening with ease while using the trem. Saves having to move far from that area down to where the usual volume pot sits.

Interesting and quite nice to have cause it means you don't have to be tied to a volume pedal. Hmm...

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Posted: 22 Sep 08, 13:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Bo Rhap wrote:

I may be wrong but wasnt Brian May talking about bringing out a new type of Red Special.And might that be it that Jamie is playing.


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Which episode is that from? I can totally picture Peter saying that and looking suspiciously at the other person.

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Posted: 22 Sep 08, 23:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wiley wrote:

Adam Baboolal wrote:

Bo Rhap wrote:

I may be wrong but wasnt Brian May talking about bringing out a new type of Red Special.And might that be it that Jamie is playing.


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Which episode is that from? I can totally picture Peter saying that and looking suspiciously at the other person.

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Posted: 23 Sep 08, 11:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know the answer... ;-)

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Posted: 23 Sep 08, 12:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

After reading Brian's Soapbox entry about his new guitar wired in parallel, has anyone wired their Red Special differently for a day yet, to see if there's any significant change?

Or is it just guff? I mean, really!


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