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(@333maxwell)
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Well.. I know it is more of a cartoon than a painting.. still.. it made for a good enough scratchpad subject for me and my hackery..

Les was a crazy mutherf***er.. still is.. everyone who likes to record music owes a great debt to this cat. Back in the day he funded the first multi track recorded out of his own pocket as the companies didn't think there was any need for such a thing. In this photo you can see his early home multi track setup.. he built it himself for the most part.. tape wasn't around yet so he would cut into acetone disks.. you can see the turntable.. he made it from the flywheel of a Caddilac.. he would record directly to the disk, and then record another disk with him playing over the whole thing.. it is incredible if you listen to his recodings today they sound so good..

Well.. here is my little tribute to Les.. something to do on a Saturday afternoon.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=676362&songID=7708863

 
Posted : 14/06/2009 2:21 am
(@chasembrown)
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(@dogbite)
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hay man. you nailed Wes' attitude and feel. I have most of his records, having been a fan for years. after years of distortion stomp boxes I am really digging and getting back to the original vintage sounds on guitar.
nice note runs.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552
http://www.soundclick.com/couleerockinvaders

 
Posted : 14/06/2009 12:08 pm
(@333maxwell)
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Thanks Chase and Dawg.. appreciate the ears and thoughts..

Peace~!

 
Posted : 15/06/2009 4:28 pm
(@smokindog)
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Man you really nailed the less Paul sound :twisted: Les is a real living legend! I have been a Les Paul fan since I was 13. Mom told me all about Les Paul when I started to play guitar back in the early 1970's. I remember reading an article in Down Beat magazine called "Les is More" back in 71 (Mom got me a subscription) :D

My Youtube Page
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http://www.soundclick.com/smokindogandthebluezers

http://www.soundclick.com/guitarforumjams

 
Posted : 23/06/2009 4:13 am
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(@almann1979)
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That is very cool - oh yeah!!
top playing!!

"I like to play that guitar. I have to stare at it while I'm playing it because I'm not very good at playing it."
Noel Gallagher (who took the words right out of my mouth)

 
Posted : 26/06/2009 6:25 pm