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His gear?

PostPosted: May 4th, 2009, 5:52 am
by Methodis
Hey guys, newbie who has a question about Harrison's gear he used in these two videos:

Found a Job, Stop Making Sense

Born Under Punches, live in Rome

Unlike basses, my knowledge of guitars is slim to none, so maybe one of you guy's can help. Just wondering what guitars he was using in those two videos. Thanks guys :D

Re: His gear?

PostPosted: May 6th, 2009, 10:43 am
by Chandler
Looks like a black Fender Stratocaster in "Found A Job"... ... caster.jpg


Re: His gear?

PostPosted: May 6th, 2009, 11:16 am
by Mr.DRC
Chandler, stop showing your Elder Statesman vocabulary. Its a "black Strat" to us Youngsters :respect:

How youm duin, me old RFH mayyt ? Woulda luved ta yap at The Bush t'end o' tha munth. ;) Guess o'il
kontent meself wi' tha oosual suspecs... :biere:


p.s. Hi, Methodis. have to confess its the old Jerry- Joanna that tickles my ivories-or in my case Voltage
Controlled Oscillators ( try saying that after a few :drink: ! ) If memory serves, our Jezza had a
Yamaha CS-80 way back in 77. Nearest I've come is the Korg DS-10 Emulator for Ninentedo DSi(rene :P )

" It would help if you owned the latter hardware,DRC"
That's no way to talk about your fellow Board Member,Oscar.They may be tough-oop North, but the
Brummies can take em, any day :karate: Morning, Rene :lol:

Re: His gear?

PostPosted: May 17th, 2009, 6:15 pm
by tedkul
In "Found a Job" it's definitely a black fender stratocaster, but there's lots of variation by year on these guitars (headstock shape, fretboard wood, number and postiion of screws on the pickguard). I'm sure someone at one of the Fender forums could help you identify the exact year.

Re: His gear?

PostPosted: March 25th, 2011, 3:47 pm
by Buck's Student
Sorry for another revival.

What I love about Jerry is that he's obviously a guitar-nerd; the Tele he used for '77 was quite old and very valuable today. That black strat, his main guitar for years, was so cool because it had the P90 in the neck position - Not common in those days! He probably had it custom made, or had the guitar tech fiddle with it a lot. Of course, for all I know, he could have bought it used like that.

The Heads used the Roland chorus albums in the early eighties, just like King Crimson and Andy Summers. I'll take a wild guess and say the majority of their amps were Fender, though.

Interesting thing about David Byrne: Everyone says his first guitar with the heads was a Mustang - It was a modded Duo Sonic - with a humbucker. Quite a crazy combination/mod for those days! He kind of made the Strat his own instrument, though. I wonder what happened to his Gibson and two Duos?

Re: His gear?

PostPosted: March 25th, 2011, 10:26 pm
by iRene
They may be tough-oop North, but the
Brummies can take em, any day

In your dreams DRC- Birmingham is the soft south seen from here.