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Posted: 10 Mar 05, 03:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Probably more a question for the train spotters here.
Other than "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and acoustic numbers, does anyone know what Queen songs Brian recorded without the "Red Special"?
I thought it was really nice to hear Brian wailing on a Telecaster on CLTCL and this is an obvious track that gets away from his signature sound..I`m sure there must be others that I haven`t picked up on. Any ideas of tracks and the guitars used?
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Posted: 10 Mar 05, 03:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good topic! One that springs to mind is Long Away, where Brian played a Burns 12-string electric, I believe.....there might be a bit of Red Special on there, but not much, anyway.....


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Posted: 10 Mar 05, 05:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did he ever play CLTCL with das Red Special or did he always have the black telecaster handy?


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Posted: 10 Mar 05, 05:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bri used a Parker Fly on Mother Love, and an Ibanez on Nothin' But Blue.
Under Pressure has a 12-string.
Man On The Prowl has something that sounds like a telecaster.
Sweet Lady has a brief part of guitar that sounds like a 12-string.
The guitar at the end of Sweet Lady sounds unlike the RS to me.




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Posted: 10 Mar 05, 06:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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And probably Made In Heaven - it sounds not like TRS!

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Posted: 10 Mar 05, 06:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Long Away`s got a Burns but as rhythm, the solo is in the RS


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Posted: 10 Mar 05, 07:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.brianmaycentral.com/guitars.html

A lot o' guitars.


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Posted: 10 Mar 05, 12:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

he uses he red special on cltcl at the tribute concert

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Posted: 10 Mar 05, 14:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, I don't know who has noticed this, but in One Vision documenatry, you can see Brian using a ``Fake´´ Red Special. The one he is using has a black handle, but the real one has a red handle. And, you can also see the real one leaning against the wall, while he is playing the other one.


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Posted: 10 Mar 05, 14:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lady Cool Cat wrote:

Well, I don't know who has noticed this, but in One Vision documenatry, you can see Brian using a ``Fake´´ Red Special. The one he is using has a black handle, but the real one has a red handle. And, you can also see the real one leaning against the wall, while he is playing the other one.


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Posted: 10 Mar 05, 14:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Lady Cool Cat wrote:

Well, I don't know who has noticed this, but in One Vision documenatry, you can see Brian using a ``Fake´´ Red Special. The one he is using has a black handle, but the real one has a red handle. And, you can also see the real one leaning against the wall, while he is playing the other one.


Lady Cool Cat - you really must do your research dear - FAKE RS!! - try again - this ain't news honey

What do you mean - RED HANDLE??

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Posted: 10 Mar 05, 19:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 10 Mar 05, 20:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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back chat, we will rock you, play the game. to name a few


But only the videos. In studio of course he played the Red Special.


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Posted: 10 Mar 05, 22:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The "fake" Red Special is his Guild signature model that they started producing in limited numbers in 1984.

I think I read somewhere where Brian and John both used Fender teles on Back Chat.




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Posted: 11 Mar 05, 03:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Incidentally, I always thought the live performances of CLTCL were cool for the fact that Brian plays 3 guitars in the course of one song.....Ovation (I think) acoustic, Telecaster, and the RS.....


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Posted: 11 Mar 05, 14:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

las palabras at the tribute


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Posted: 11 Mar 05, 17:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

naturally sebastian................


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Posted: 15 Mar 05, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think Brian actually used the red special in Crazy Little Thing Called Love.


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Posted: 15 Mar 05, 16:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

O_O You can tell the difference? How? Other than the obvious acoustic/electric.


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Posted: 16 Mar 05, 00:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

iGSM wrote:

Did he ever play CLTCL with das Red Special or did he always have the black telecaster handy?
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