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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-08-2008, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Wes Borland, like him or not, he was...

I'm not a huge LB fan. I have the greatest hits CD from Walmart, so it's edited for language. I really like what Wes plays. I don't know if he's got shredability or not. But he's got amazing tone and plays all the right parts. But, the reason for this post is. I wanted to point out his ability to entertain.

Watch this my friends. It doesn't matter if you can play or not. If you can do THIS stuff, you got the audience eating out of your hand. This is the antithesis of Eric Johnson.

Funny thing is, he looks so goofy as a regular guy after seeing him made up for stage.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=hWDycqcFFfk

This video "Rollin" is one of their trademark hits I'd say. I really really like what Wes plays on the chorus, where the guitar does some kind of dropped pitch thing. I have no idea how he does it. I'm assuming it's a processor of some kind. Like a whammy pedal in reverse.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=KKAIlrkSZOg


Also diggin the heck out of the snare on that song.
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post #2 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-08-2008, 09:29 PM
 
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Re: Wes Borland, like him or not, he was...

He was one of the few inovators to come out in recent times. Where is LB now? That answer to that question shows how good Les is. The only reason I don't listen to LB is for that short buss retard Durst.
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Ah, I had suspected he played a 4 string guitar in this video, just confirmed it with a little google search. Very cool. If you're playing low chords, no reason to have strings you don't need.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=UlBNVcrLpcs


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Wes Borland does not use EMG pickups. He uses the standard PRS Custom 22/24 pickups loaded into his guitars. He never used EMG's on the Ibanez 7 strings either. They were stock passive pickups that Ibanez helped formulate with Wes for his guitars to bring out the harmonics a lot more. He does play Mesa Boogie amps...specifically Triple Recto heads chained in a pair and uses a Dual Recto as a backup. He also uses the Roland JC-120 as the clean amp. He never made his 4 string guitar with his own hands either. That "Nookie" guitar was custom made and is strung with bass string sized guages to accmodate the slap and pop sound of the song.
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Re: Wes Borland, like him or not, he was...

Thanks Darin, I had just about forgotten about the Limp Bizkits
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Thanks Darin, I had just about forgotten about the Limp Bizkits
This outta help you remember
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Damn you Debris. I will KILL you.

Here's his high school picture
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Re: Wes Borland, like him or not, he was...

LMAO, Fred had this to say

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That cant be the real fred durst, his hat isnt red.
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That cant be the real fred durst, his hat isnt red.
Touche, here is someting I think we both can agree upon.
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Re: Wes Borland, like him or not, he was...

I don't think that imposter in the black hat is "keepin' it real!" like the real Fred Durst does either.
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Re: Wes Borland, like him or not, he was...

I happened to see Limp Bizkit live - back in the day - and it was phenomenal. My gf at the time bought me the ticket - so I was obliged to go. But man did they put on a show. The lights were fantastic, and they definitely got the crowd going. Kudos to them for that at least. And Wes is crazy dude.
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must say i love the guitar parts in Limp Bizkit songs - the bridge riff in 'My Generation' is one of my all time favourite riffs.

I like Wes' signature Yamaha too, nice design ideas like the locking nut u can operate with ur fingers without tools.
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Now here's something we can both agree on! I absolutely love Wes Borland and his guitar parts in Limp Bizkit. He had a mind for innovation and an ear for tone. As CosmicDebris points out:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI8e8LU4yHU&NR=1

Seriously.....
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Plus, he is so stupidly cool on stage.
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