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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-21-2007, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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guitar used on The Mighty Turtle Head???

I wonder if Joe used a strat in the neck position
or is he using his JS1000 in the neck position with the
coil tap engauged??? VERY strat sounding to me..
He also states he uses a Peavey Classic 50 quite
often in the studio. A strat and a classic 50 mabye??
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Re: guitar used on The Mighty Turtle Head???

It could be possible, Joe does own a few Strats.

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Re: guitar used on The Mighty Turtle Head???

yea it's very possible he was using Strat's in the studio. Joe has a great mentality of "let's use the right gear for the right sound" so if he wants a Strat sound he'll just use a Strat and get it over with, likewise if he wants a Les Paul sound he'll just use a Les Paul.

Live he might've used his JS1000 with the coil tap engaged or he might've used his older JS series guitars that had a S-S-H pickup setup.
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Re: guitar used on The Mighty Turtle Head???

Wish I could cite my source, but I recall reading recently reading an online Q and A with Joe where he said he used his favorite vintage Esquire for Turtle Head and All Alone.

Whatever it is, I love that tone.

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Re: guitar used on The Mighty Turtle Head???

That's interesting. I didn't know that.
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Wish I could cite my source, but I recall reading recently reading an online Q and A with Joe where he said he used his favorite vintage Esquire for Turtle Head and All Alone.

Whatever it is, I love that tone.
Well, cite the source man, it's not like you're in court or something...

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Well, cite the source man, it's not like you're in court or something...

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Sorry, not quite what I meant -- I can't remember exactly where I read it. Wish I could. Not trying to be secretive; just forgetful.
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Re: guitar used on The Mighty Turtle Head???

I seem to recall reading that indeed he used a guitar that was not a JS ibanez, and that he used heavy gauge strings with high action. This made it a bit of a struggle to play which added to the vibe of All Alone more bluesy.

Wish I could cite my source.
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Re: guitar used on The Mighty Turtle Head???

I remember seeing a photo of him with a hardtail Ibanez Tele copy during that era. That tone sure sounds "Tele" to me.
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Re: guitar used on The Mighty Turtle Head???

definitely an ibanez tele on all alone. great solo on that.
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I remember seeing a photo of him with a hardtail Ibanez Tele copy during that era. That tone sure sounds "Tele" to me.
I spoke with Jeff Campitelli after a HOB Sunset show years ago, and he said that Ibanez made two Tele's for Joe, and that Joe taught him [Jeff] how to play rhythm for the tour. [Jonathan Mover was still drumming for Joe, live, at that time. The last tour for Jonathan, IIRC.]

Also said Joe gave him the Tele. Don't recall if it was the same conversation or another, years later. [I was fortunate to get after show passes for a couple of shows.]

Would love to see pics of the Ibanez Tele's, to refresh my memories.
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Would love to see pics of the Ibanez Tele's, to refresh my memories.
Here ya go! Coincidentally, right now it's on the first page of the "Other Ibanez Guitars" board right here on Jemsite.

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69142
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Re: guitar used on The Mighty Turtle Head???

Thanks, man!!!
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