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Glen Campbell RIP

Postby Doctor Turn » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:46 pm

Fantastic guitarist from The Wrecking Crew, great solo career (obviously not going to please most of the kids from this generation but Wichita Lineman and By The Time I Get To Phoenix are masterpieces of pop craftsmanship at an adult level of writing pretty much gone forever.

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Re: Glen Campbell RIP

Postby Bob C » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:25 pm

So sad. Didn't realize he was that old. But did know of course that Alzheimer's was taking him down. The special "I'll Be Me" is a great documentary. Simultaneously heartbreaking and hopeful. Everyone should see it.

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Re: Glen Campbell RIP

Postby Casual Madman » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:00 pm

That velvety tenor was so easy to listen to... but his picking was brilliant. RIP.

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Re: Glen Campbell RIP

Postby UnexplodedCow » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:27 pm

I never listened to him, so I might give him some ear time.

Turn, what type of guitar is that in the picture? The headstock reminds me of a Vox, or...something I don't quite remember. A Mustang/Duo Sonic?
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Re: Glen Campbell RIP

Postby Doctor Turn » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:30 pm

It's a Teisco T-60. Japan made.
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Re: Glen Campbell RIP

Postby UnexplodedCow » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:06 pm

Ah. Never played, or even have seen one of those. Any Teisco for that matter.
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Re: Glen Campbell RIP

Postby Casual Madman » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:42 pm

Later, Campbell was one of the first high-profile Ovation endorsers. He even played those frightening-looking Breadwinner electrics.

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Re: Glen Campbell RIP

Postby Doctor Turn » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:55 pm

Believe it or not Ace played one in the early days.

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Re: Glen Campbell RIP

Postby Casual Madman » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:18 am

Doctor Turn wrote:Believe it or not Ace played one in the early days.


That's awesome.

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Re: Glen Campbell RIP

Postby Doctor Turn » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:42 am

I wonder what happened to that Black Beauty that Paul is playing. Once they took off you NEVER saw him with an LP of any variety (although a Custom is great choice for his rhythm duties, of which he was very good; I have difficulty with Kiss post ALIVE II, but I love the early stuff). He was mostly Firebird and V's although he did play an L6S for awhile too.. they had some kind of a deal with Gibson almost from the beginning.. which is why you see Gene w that Grabber, and Ace & Paul always playing Gibby's (by 75 at least).

I don't think I've ever played a Breadwinner. How do they sound? (I never heard any of that super early stuff w Ace playing it. He also played a Travis Bean, but the metal neck was killing him by freezing his fingers in cold weather gigs.)

Probably my favorite live moment from Kiss, right here..

Young, hungry, super aggressive, thinking outside of the box, with songs that just clobbered the audience. I love this take of this song.

"Sorry to have taken so long, it must have been a bitch while I was gone. You mind if I sit down for awhile? Reacquaint yourself with my style?"

Sorry to have lapsed so far OT. Since Glen was so tight with Alice Cooper, I don't think he'd mind early 70's Kiss.. For any that haven't seen it yet, this is a great interview Cooper just did:

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Re: Glen Campbell RIP

Postby UnexplodedCow » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:22 am

Casual Madman wrote:Later, Campbell was one of the first high-profile Ovation endorsers. He even played those frightening-looking Breadwinner electrics.


Breadwinner and Preacher were pretty cool, offbeat guitars. On an off-topic note, I owned a '78 UK-II for a while. Incredible guitar, with some of the best pickups I've heard. Bolted and bonded mahogany neck on an aluminum frame covered in Urelite. Kind of a LP shape meets Tele. Ultimately sold it (back to the original owner), as I got my first Carvin, which I preferred the neck on.
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Re: Glen Campbell RIP

Postby Doctor Turn » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:39 am

I wonder who made those mini humbuckers (I think there was a single coil version too).

Here's another rare shot of Ace playing something other than his tobacco burst Deluxe (routed for buckers) during the first half of the 70's.. the legendary Travis Bean, forerunner to the original Kramers with aluminum necks. Check out the Metal headstock with the negative T cast into it. His was likely solid koa body, painted over:

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Just unbelievably exquisite koa. The real deal high altitude stuff when it was plentiful and cheap:
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Just gorgeous stuff. They obviously command a pretty penny. When Gary Kramer left the partnership to go his own way, he really ripped on the TB1000.

I mean like... dude--really?
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Re: Glen Campbell RIP

Postby UnexplodedCow » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:43 am

Doctor Turn wrote:I wonder who made those mini humbuckers (I think there was a single coil version too).


A long-standing rumor is that Bill Lawrence designed them, at least for the UK-II, and that Ovation wound to spec. Considering he was doing plenty of freelance work in the 70s, I would not be surprised. The overall sound is much like his L-90 pickups, with a hint of L500. He was developing the L500 series around this time, too.
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Re: Glen Campbell RIP

Postby ElfDude » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:33 am

I liked Glen too.
Loved watching the old footage of him in the The Wrecking Crew documentary.
Also saw and enjoyed I'll Be Me a few months ago.
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