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Are there 2 microphones taped together?
recording? live broadcast?
“All My Loving” maybe?
There is a saying passed around musicians that; “Two guitarists playing the same chord is one guitarist too many”. I’ll gladly make an exception for these guys.
an E chord?
And the Cloud 9 guitar?
Derek, the “Cloud Nine” guitar was the Gretsch Duo-Jet, as on the cover. This is his Gretsch Country Gentleman, maybe the one that fell off the “boot” of the van and got smashed by a car!
David, I thought a 12 string Ricky fell out of the van and got smashed. Either way a great historical guitar is gone. Too bad.
The Gretsch fell off the back of the Austin Princess in December 1965. George played the 12 string Rickenbacker on tour in 1966, and his Epiphone Casino. Also in 1966 he played a Gibson SG for Paperback writer/Rain Promo videos. He never played Gretsch again- cos it was smashed beyond repair.
He also played the SG on stage in Munich June 1966. I’ve seen footage and photos to confirm.
unfortunately, i don’t know a thing about guitars, but i know this is an amazing photo.
I guess we can spot George playing Grestch back again in the eighties show Blue Suede Shoe : A Rockabilly Session, then on the Cloud Nine cover. What we never saw again was neither George or John playing Rickenbackers after 1965
And after 65 Paulie started playing his more, go figure……………
A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room- I know George played the SG on stage for the ’66 NME poll winners concert on May 1, but the footage I’ve seen of Munich shows him playing the Casino. Can you post what you have showing him playing the SG?
George plays his 12 string Rickenbacker in the video for ‘Ding Dong’ in 1974 and at the Royal Albert Hall in 1992. The guitar on Cloud 9 isn’t a Gretsch.
And George plays 12 string Rickenbacker onstage in Germany, Japan and the US on the 1966 tour, too.
The guitar on the front cover of Cloud 9 is indeed a Gretsch ‘Duo Jet’ model. [img]http://fullyreconditioned.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/george_harrison_cloud_nine.jpg[\img]
Ooops, try this: http://fullyreconditioned.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/george_harrison_cloud_nine.jpg
Harrison played his 12-string on the recording of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” in 1968. This 12-string doubles the bass line during the midde-eight.
Listen closely at 0:50 here:
I don’t recall George having a 12-string Rick; John certainly did, however. George was given a special 12-string Gretch, which he didn’t like, and gave away shortly thereafter.
Yes Mr Horse!!, i was torn if it was the 12 string Ricky, or an early version of an Octaver. The Rockband extractions are just phenomenal.
An early version of an octaver? Impossible. BBD chips were not yet at the test bench, and ring modulators were still untameable and chaotic.
Ring modulators?, i think i was involved in the early trials of those.
You’re terrible, Muriel…
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