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    Default Re: The Well 8. It's party time with the Collins Brothers!

    Which begs the question....


    Tell us about jamming with the Nuge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewguitar View Post

    I've jammed with Ted Nugent though...
    was this back in your detroit days? lets here the story....
    Quote Originally Posted by Gearjoneser View Post
    Put the two together, and make it Kambone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newking70 View Post
    was this back in your detroit days? lets here the story....
    Yep. Actually, at the time I was living in Ann Arbor. I had acquired some late 50's Gibson humbuckers from a Gibson ES-350 and they were specially made to have a little closer polepiece spacing - just like the closer string spacing on Ted's Byrdland guitars. Al Nalli, of Al Nalli Music in Ann Arbor gave me Ted's phone number so I could offer them to Ted. I called, Ted answered the phone, and he invited me out to his farm in Hell, Michigan.

    We spent most of the afternoon together. Great guy! Super nice to me.

    He showed me around the farm, and we just hung out and talked about music and such...no politics. It was before he became known for being such a right winger.

    Then we went inside and Ted showed me his '62 Fender Deluxe amp with an Electro Voice SRO 12" speaker - the amp he'd used for Cat Scratch Fever.

    We plugged in and played together for a while and he was very gracious and asked me questions about my playing and even asked me slow some things down and show him what I doing - although he probably knew exactly what I was doing and was just being complimentary.

    Then he had me install the old paf in one of his Byrdland guitars, he tried them, liked them, and payed me what I was asking and didn't try to talk me down.

    I liked him.

    We used to go hear Ted's band the Amboy Dukes when I was in high school and I remember him from an even earlier band called the House of Lords I believe.

    When I was a kid in Detroit in the mid 60's I thought of Ted as being the hottest rock guitarist in town.

    Lew
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    Default Re: The Well 8. It's party time with the Collins Brothers!

    any piece of gear you regret selling?
    Quote Originally Posted by Gearjoneser View Post
    Put the two together, and make it Kambone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newking70 View Post
    any piece of gear you regret selling?
    Back in the late 60's and early 70's I sold alot of guitars I wish I had back again.

    I owned a '55 L-5, '56 Les Paul, '58 Les Paul, a '59 Les Paul, a '58 ES-335, lots of early 60's ES-335's, a '51 Telecaster, a '54 Stratocaster and a '57 Stratocaster hardtail. Man - I'd love to have any of those back again...so I could resell them for what they're worth these days! lol!

    The guitar I most regret losing was a '60 ES-355. It was stolen about 1980 in a burglary and was the best sounding and playing Gibson guitar I ever owned. Boy I loved that guitar.

    For some reason they didn't take my '63 Strat, and I still have it.
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    How many bands have you played with over the years?

    What is your all time favorite guitar/amp set up?

    What was the piece of gear that you regretted most getting rid of?

    What was the most useless piece of gear purchased?

    What do you have GAS for at the moment?
    '06 Gibson R8, '94 Gibson LP Jr Special, Fender CS Dirty Dozen Strat, Fender Hotrod '52 Tele, /13 FTR37, Kemper, DrZ EMS, DrZ Plus, Various pedals

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    Default Re: The Well 8. It's party time with the Collins Brothers!

    why arent you answering my ?'s...?

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    Hey Ryan...how you? I'm getting some more CD's and will send you one along with that pickup we talked about. I ran out of CD's but am getting some more tonight from Sherrie.

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpMarine View Post
    How many bands have you played with over the years?
    Oh gosh...I dunno! Lost track.

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpMarine View Post
    What is your all time favorite guitar/amp set up?
    My '54 Tele and my homebrew '57 style style Strat with Antiquitys. My current favorite amps of all time (lol!) are the Fender Princeton Reverbs Bruce just put together for me...those and the two blackface Deluxe Reverbs Bruce fixed up and tweaked for me. I've been gigging with DR's for quite a few years now and love them.

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpMarine View Post
    What was the piece of gear that you regretted most getting rid of?
    My '51 Tele...but I like my '54 just as much.

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    What was the most useless piece of gear purchased?
    Truthfully? The two Marshall 100 watt halfstacks I owned in the early 70's. Never ever played anywhere where I could crank it up so that it sounded good. Never liked my MusicMan HD-130 either. Bought one new and disliked it within minutes of getting it home. Felt the same way about the Fender Vibro-King amp I bought when they first came out.

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpMarine View Post
    What do you have GAS for at the moment?
    I have all of the electric guitars I'll ever need...but I'd love to own a Collings or Goodall OM acoustic guitar. I have a Taylor and a nice Martin OM-28V but the two best acoustic guitars I've ever played were the Goodall Om and Collings OM. Christian (the Guy Who Invented Fire) and I both have a Wayne Henderson OM on order...but it'll be another 8 years or so before either of our guitars will be ready. (no joke!) I'd love to own a 30's National Tri-Cone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by subanots View Post
    why arent you answering my ?'s...?
    They were such silly questions I thought you were kidding! lol!

    But "yes"...I do like cheese. Especially gorganzolla.

    Snow? Don't like snow...especially up here where I live. We get a lot of snow!

    Brass? Brass is fine...just keep it off of my guitars.

    Bass? The fish or the frequency?

    Silk? Silk looks great on my girlfriend...don't wear much of it myself.

    Here's some shots of snow in Nederland:
    Last edited by Lewguitar; 11-25-2007 at 04:51 PM.

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    Default Re: The Well 8. It's party time with the Collins Brothers!

    bass frequencies.

    im never and always joking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subanots View Post
    bass frequencies.

    im never and always joking.
    yes. me too. lol!

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    that amount of snow is awesome!

    i hope we get that much in the foothills.

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    Whats the ONE thing you know now, that you wish you knew when you were younger?
    www.experimentsinlowfidelity.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    I like the cream in there. Don't know why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    A while back you were telling me about the '69 Riots in Detroit...would you repost some of your memories from that time and thoughts on it now?
    That was '67. Boy...we were on our way to a "Love In" at Belle Isle that day and hadn't heard there was a riot going on!. It was me, my buddy Gypsy, and two girls I went to high school with.

    As we started getting close to downtown Detroit we thought it was weird to see so many people in the streets...then the crowds got denser and denser and it was getting hard to drive without hitting someone.

    Then we noticed people running down the street carrying TV sets and stereos and fur coats and stuff.

    Then we noticed people hanging from those grates they put up over the front of stores downtown and tearing them down just by the weight of so many people hanging from them.

    We had no idea that a Blind Pig had been raided that morning by the Detroit police and that the people were rioting.

    At no time were we threatened by anyone though...they were all to busy stealing stuff to pay us any attention. And at the time, I think black people thought hippies were cool and on their side...and we were definitely hippies.

    So we passed through safely and without incident.

    I've always liked black people just as much as white people...maybe more. Never ever had a seriously racist thing happen to me in the years I lived in Detroit and never had a bad experience during the Detroit riots.

    I love that tune John Lee Hooker wrote about it: The Motor City's Burning.

    IMO, it was a poor people's riot...not a race riot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Low_fidelity2100 View Post
    Whats the ONE thing you know now, that you wish you knew when you were younger?
    Something that comes to mind is the importance of playing it with feeling and honesty. Virtuoso technique is not nearly as important as connecting with the audience.

    These days when I play I try to play with as much feeling as is appropriate.

    And not to get to heavy, but ONE thing I've learned is that there's only one life manifesting as what appears to be jillions of seemingly individual lives.
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    Lew., Youve always been very forthcoming with information when I posted questions. I would like to publicly thank you on this thread.
    I just got a chance to crank my Sunn S-100 60 watt Non-Master Volume amp for the 1st time last night. Though it was very loud, I dont think it was anything brutal in terms of volume, and the tone was scary good. Its a keeper forever.
    Question; Do you have any Non-Master volume amps that you enjoy cranking up on a regular basis? I mean; amps that just verge on the edge of uncontrolled feedbacK?
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    Beautiful pics Lew. no wonder you've chosen to live there!

    Q. What gives you most satisfaction in life?

    Q. What have you done in life that you're most proud of?

    Q. Whose love has been the most meaningful to you?

    Q. What was the impulse purchase you most regretted?

    Q. Have you thought of running for office in Boulder to get rid of the current lot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewguitar View Post
    Going back to the past, I loved the old Ballroom days of the late 60's and playing at places like the Grande Ballroom in Detroit. Saw the Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group, Cream, BB King, the Who, John Mayall with Mick Taylor, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, etc. there as a kid in the 60's.
    Man, that's one rockin childhood.

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    Default Re: The Well 8. It's party time with the Collins Brothers!

    Can we get your opinions on:

    Star Wars: Yay or nay (or do you just dig Yoda?)
    Joe Bonamassa: Super talented or lame poseur?
    LED vs. light bulbs?

    In addition, I don't recall reading what type of picks and strings you prefer.

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    If you could have one super power, what would it be? Who is your favorite superhero/villian?

    IIRC you are a skier, so what is it that skiers have against snowboarders? What's the best mountain in colorado for skiing/snowboarding?

    Originally Posted by Lewguitar
    The first place I really wanted to play was at my Junior High School to show all the girls I was a cool guy after all...because until I learned to play guitar I was kind of nerdy. lol!
    Wait, you found a way for the nerdyness to leave after learning to play guitar? I've been playing a few years and it's only seeming to get worse, ...especially with this forum.

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