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Thanks for posting, Jaxson.

I like the bit of fun he was having with the rather gorgeous Black'guard. I might have to try that for myself!

 

[thumbup] Sounds like Norm's books might be pretty interesting.

My thoughts exactly, surf!

 

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John is a great player, and despite the accoutrements and makeup shenanigans he does for Marylin Manson, he's a pretty down to earth and very caring guy who's traversed a lot of tragedy and loss in a very short time, but he's just kept on going. While I don't care for Marylin Manson, but I like him.

 

and he has an impressive collection of telecasters...

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John was fired from Manson in 2003/2004. (Not Manson's smartest move. But I guess a sober, drug-free guitar player didn't really fit in the end.) But he's played with Rob Zombie since, maybe you're confusing the two?

 

I was surprised to find out what a great player he was, having only seen him with Manson where he didn't get to do a whole lot.

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John was fired from Manson in 2003/2004. (Not Manson's smartest move. But I guess a sober, drug-free guitar player didn't really fit in the end.) But he's played with Rob Zombie since, maybe you're confusing the two?

 

I was surprised to find out what a great player he was, having only seen him with Manson where he didn't get to do a whole lot.

 

 

you know what, you're right.... It is Rob Zombie as of late.

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...I like the bit of fun he was having with the rather gorgeous Black'guard. I might have to try that for myself...
...Tabs?...

Well; I don't know what gauge of strings were on that Tele but if they're .011-.049s he has a much stronger set of fingers that yours truly.......msp_scared.gif.......you should all give it a try!

 

I know it LOOKS easy but it's deceptive - which is probably why he demo's it here......msp_laugh.gif......

 

The strength and pressure-accuracy needed are beyond my meagre ability to play the thing neatly.

Also whilst the 'pull' (push) effort needed to get the high E and B (full-tone) bends correct is quite high try the same for the (half-tone) G and you're WAY off. You need only use about 1/5th the effort. Finally the bends on the lower wound strings? Iron Man might, I admit, manage it without breaking into a sweat but me? Not a Hope in Hell.

 

Perhaps with a set of .007 to around.......ooh......028s......(and a '50 Broadcaster) I could manage?

Perhaps not, though. I won't be giving up the day-job quite yet it would seem.

 

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Well aware that it looks easy but probably is anything but!

 

Fender put a lot more into promoting him than Ibanez did, so I've seen many a YouTube clip since he left Ibanez (and Manson). That guy lives and breathes guitar, and he's very good at it. I'm tempted to try that part, though!

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The strength and pressure-accuracy needed are beyond my meagre ability to play the thing neatly....

 

It's a lot easier once you get rid of the string tree. Notice his strings are above it. He likely just popped the strings out before shooting the clip. I prefer to use compensated height tuners so no trees are necessary.

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It's a lot easier once you get rid of the string tree(s). Notice his strings are above it. He likely just popped the strings out before shooting the clip. I prefer to use compensated height tuners so no trees are necessary.

Those kluson style locking Gotohs are available in an adjustable height version for like $65. I ordered some off eBay

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Those kluson style locking Gotohs are available in an adjustable height version for like $65. I ordered some off eBay

 

Yeah, those are cool. I have staggereds on all but one of my Fenders I think.... 1 Sperzel locking, 1 Fender (Schaller) locking, and 2 sets of Callaham vintage tuners.

 

On the new Tele project I am leaning towards either another set of Callaham's or these vintage styled Gotohs

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He covered Beat It on one of his solo albums and killed it.

That's a shame. Usually he seems to be able to play extremely well.

Maybe he just had an off day or, perhaps, that particular song wasn't really his thing?

 

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Don't mind me; I was just having a giggle.

It both amuses and baffles me when words are used to mean the opposite of their definition.

"Bad" means "Good"'; "Wicked" means "Wonderful" etc...

 

Carry On!

 

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Don't mind me; I was just having a giggle.

It both amuses and baffles me when words are used to mean the opposite of their definition.

"Bad" means "Good"'; "Wicked" means "Wonderful" etc...

 

Carry On!

 

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Sometimes being bad is good, if the object is to do bad things [biggrin]

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Sometimes being bad is good, if the object is to do bad things [biggrin]

And if a 'baddie' is good at his badness he is a good baddie. A lousy baddie would be a bad baddie.

Contrariwise a 'goody' who is sub-par at his work is a bad goody where an outstanding goody is a good goody.

 

Which, however, would make him, in the vernacular, a 'Bad' goody?.....and....

 

I'm confused....unsure.gif....

 

Tell it like it is, Dave!!!

 

 

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