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Ricky Skaggs with an acoustic bender

 
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Matt



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:24 pm    Post subject: Ricky Skaggs with an acoustic bender Reply with quote

Ran across these this morning. There are a couple videos of James Burton, Ricky, Vince Gill, and Albert Lee playing a club date the night before Clapton's crossroads festival.

Looks like Ricky has a strap actuated bender in his McPherson.

http://youtu.be/mOgloE0Rtww
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rballister



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Matt, How'd the new amp (Swart Atomic Spacetone Pro) work out? How is it on Clarence type stuff (early and later)? Any sound samples? And who are those two old lady grandmas backing Vince Gill? Very Happy
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Brian



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rballister wrote:
And who are those two old lady grandmas backing Vince Gill? Very Happy
Cool Laughing Very Happy

Couldn't really tell if Ricky had a bender? Didn't hear any bender licks??

James Burton blew them all away Cool
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Matt



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian wrote:
rballister wrote:
And who are those two old lady grandmas backing Vince Gill? Very Happy
Cool Laughing Very Happy

Couldn't really tell if Ricky had a bender? Didn't hear any bender licks??

James Burton blew them all away Cool


From 2:20-~2:40 there are 5-6 and some yankin down on the neck.
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Matt



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rballister wrote:
Hey Matt, How'd the new amp (Swart Atomic Spacetone Pro) work out? How is it on Clarence type stuff (early and later)?


It's a great amp. I've owned a few old fenders and LOTS of boutique stuff (Dr Z's, Bad Cat, Clark, Matchess...etc.) and it's the best for what I'm after.

That being said, it doesn't sound like any amp Clarence ever played in any of the recordings we have. I'm just not into trying to cop any of those tones.
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Brian



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt wrote:
Brian wrote:
rballister wrote:
And who are those two old lady grandmas backing Vince Gill? Very Happy
Cool Laughing Very Happy

Couldn't really tell if Ricky had a bender? Didn't hear any bender licks??

James Burton blew them all away Cool


From 2:20-~2:40 there are 5-6 and some yankin down on the neck.


Oh yeah I see it now Cool

I played some MacPhersons at NAMM this year. They were nice ...but expensive too!!!
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Matt



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, they're steep. They seem popular with a lot of the modern country guys, for what that's worth (not a lot to me Smile ). I believe PRS hired one of their main luthiers to head up his acoustic shop.
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Murr



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brings back memories ..I got to visit Gene's shop around the time he was developing the second (unintrusive) version, which worked great.
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Dogbear



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From an interview given to roughstock.com in their Artist Spotlight

Ricky: “Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’” was a no-brainer as well, with it being my first hit with Epic Records and I wanted to hear Mr. Buck (White) come in and play piano on that and he did. It was also fun to play electric guitar on record once again. So it’s not totally bluegrass style but I’ve always been known for kinda mixing bluegrass and country together so I wanted to do some that was totally acoustic and I had Joe Glaser string together a string-bender on an old McPherson acoustic guitar that plays like butter with great action. He looked at me like I was from another planet when I asked him, but he did it and I was elated with the guitar when it was finished.

Matt, you may have given a way for rock musicians to tour with acoustic instruments…

Ricky: I took it to the Opry to play it and everyone there just wanted to play it and hear it. They were real curious about it.

Matt: I bet Keith Urban would love one of those…

Ricky: Yeah, Joe said he’s not gonna make another one of these acoustic string benders because it’s too much work and he got a bad sinus infection from the light wood he used to make the rollers for the string bender in the guitar.

Matt:That’s pretty cool…

http://www.roughstock.com/blog/artis-spotlight-ricky-skaggs-revisits-his-classic-hits/
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Brian



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want an acoustic bender in my D-28CW... Cool
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Dogbear



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy to see the B string puller in this picture.

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