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Posted: 14 Jun 12, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka will surely be drooling at this mega beauty:

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Apparently Brian has been using this at the Q+AL rehearsals, and Roger apparently swore when he first saw it. I wonder if this will be part of Brian's guitar line-up at the shows?? :-D


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Posted: 14 Jun 12, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is AWSOME !


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Posted: 14 Jun 12, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love the look of the Red Special. It's been released in some beautiful colours. Even the cheaper Dillion clones look nice. However, this is an ugly brute. I can't imagine it would be very practical. Which songs would he use it for, i.e. which song in the Queen repertoire requires a quick switch between an electric 12 string to an electric six string? Long Away maybe? Or are they going to play Stairway! :)


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Posted: 14 Jun 12, 14:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So that's why Jamie Moses isn't asked for the concerts with Adam Lambert ;)

Nice guitar. I hope to see it in action in a month.

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Posted: 14 Jun 12, 15:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's just an incredible piece of work. Thanks for the link. Things bode well for July (a metal version of '39 anyone?!!)

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Posted: 14 Jun 12, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Six string to play, twelve to bat Lambert in the mouth when he starts that horrid vibrato. Maybe.

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Posted: 14 Jun 12, 15:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GratefulFan wrote:
Six string to play, twelve to bat Lambert in the mouth when he starts that horrid vibrato. Maybe.



i think it has more practical use than that....
how about 12 strings for garrotting the f**ker every time he opens his mouth?


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Posted: 14 Jun 12, 16:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't see how Brian doesn't miss notes that way. Seems impractical.

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Posted: 14 Jun 12, 16:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow. Where did these screenshots originate from?
Shared with the public or has this guitar been "out" for sometime already?

Long away, 39', or maybe new renditions of "sweet lady", "white queen"

Or....one of the best "It's Late"

Seeing how QPR was geared mainly to songs written by Bri + Rog + Paul... This tour could have a drastically different set, with a different range n all...

I DO feel they're giving the guy too much credit AL...but then again, he might surprise everybody

Don't see the guitars practical use for things either, but that could also depend on the electronics or if it goes midi somewhere


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Posted: 14 Jun 12, 18:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote:
I love the look of the Red Special. It's been released in some beautiful colours. Even the cheaper Dillion clones look nice. However, this is an ugly brute. I can't imagine it would be very practical. Which songs would he use it for, i.e. which song in the Queen repertoire requires a quick switch between an electric 12 string to an electric six string? Long Away maybe? Or are they going to play Stairway! :)


Brian will need it for Innuendo.

I'm sure Brian can manage a doubleneck guitar if Alex Lifeson can do it.


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Posted: 14 Jun 12, 22:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To be honest? That's disappointing. Doublenecks are an awkward mess. All I wanted was a damn 12 string!

(Seriously though, it would be cool to hear how the 12-string half sounds. A doubleneck is unfortunately an awkward, expensive way to achieve said sounds).


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Posted: 15 Jun 12, 02:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote: To be honest? That's disappointing. Doublenecks are an awkward mess. All I wanted was a damn 12 string!

(Seriously though, it would be cool to hear how the 12-string half sounds. A doubleneck is unfortunately an awkward, expensive way to achieve said sounds).

Here ya go:



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Posted: 15 Jun 12, 03:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Photo on his blog shows 3 hands... :-)


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Posted: 15 Jun 12, 04:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Panchgani wrote:
Holly2003 wrote:
I love the look of the Red Special. It's been released in some beautiful colours. Even the cheaper Dillion clones look nice. However, this is an ugly brute. I can't imagine it would be very practical. Which songs would he use it for, i.e. which song in the Queen repertoire requires a quick switch between an electric 12 string to an electric six string? Long Away maybe? Or are they going to play Stairway! :)


Brian will need it for Innuendo.

I'm sure Brian can manage a doubleneck guitar if Alex Lifeson can do it.


Yep, Innuendo is a possibility. By "practical" I didn't mean could he play it, I meant what songs is it needed for. Will be interesting to hear the results.


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Posted: 15 Jun 12, 06:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not so much slow hand as three hands...

Bran should dye his hair blonde and brush it back, just to piss off Roger ;)


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Posted: 15 Jun 12, 07:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

really looking forward to hearing that, my money is on Long Away


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Posted: 15 Jun 12, 07:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Have you noticed that the 12 strings has the strings reversed like his acoustic guitar? ;-)

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Posted: 15 Jun 12, 08:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't believe this is real.


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Posted: 15 Jun 12, 09:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gross!