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    Jamie's Guitar

    i know its a fender strat but is it equipped with a midi interface?

    anybody?

    ducat

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    Hey Guido or Diamond--correct me if I'm wrong....but I believe that "Woodie" is a vintage Schecter, G Nash model, body in oil finish swamp ash with an aged brass pick-guard? Not easy to find these days.

    However, when I spoke with Jamie, prior to buying my "Blondie" (like his back-up guitar, the Musicman Axis Supersport w/ pieso bridge). He recommended a Fender Strat, for that warm, clean sound he prefers. I made my choice based on that I had fallen in love with his "Blondie" at the Nov 2004 Columbus, OH gig--even though Jamie says the Musicman sounds closer to a Fender Telecaster in tone, so he tweaks it a bit more to get that warmer feel (than he has to with "Woodie") through his rigging.

    Hope that helps...

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    you are correct Kimmster!


    I was browsing through Mark Knopler's axes. gear. and setups last night-

    I think JWO and his sound/gear have some similarities...


    http://www.geocities.com/Nashville/3399/


    and for all you windows users, i think you can download a concert or something...:

    http://www.money-for-nothing.com/


    I think JWO knows/ went to college with David Knopler (NOT REAL SURE ON THIS!) since they are both northern UK boys.....

    two great guitarists with great clean sounds-

    ya know, compression, chorus and strats!
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    Woody and Blacky (guitar featured on walkabout) both have EMG-SA active single coil pickups installed, those pups tend to compress a signal more than other pups, theyre excellent pups if you intend on using alot of effects in your signal

    I have this prewired pickup assembly in my strat, its features EMG-SA's and the same electronics David Gilmour has also used in his main red strat, I couldnt be happier with the sounds i get

    David Knopfler and Jamie are pals, a few years back they were jamming/experimenting with various electronics and loopings and stuff in Davids living room/studio, about the same time Sweet Pandamonium came around, there was a web page on it at Daves home page but it seems its been taken down since

    Jamie also helped David with pre-production in his home studio for his Wishbones CD
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    ?????

    oberved on "woody" (schecter) which he used all night at bb's on the heel side of the bridge were what i believed to be 6 black pins (?) in the body. could not quite make them out from my vantage point. what were they?


    thanks ducatiman

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    Re: ?????

    Originally posted by ducatiman
    oberved on "woody" (schecter) which he used all night at bb's on the heel side of the bridge were what i believed to be 6 black pins (?) in the body. could not quite make them out from my vantage point. what were they?
    those are the knobs used for fine tuning, theyre part of the tremelo
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    At one of the recent gigs, someone noticed Jamie fish a tool out of his strap during the show, and tweak "Woodie." He told me he has a worn adjustment on one of the "E" strings and from age/use it comes loose periodically when playing, so he keeps his allen wrench/hex key handy. He also restrings before every show, to try to avoid strings breaking. I believe the strings go through the Schecter body, as well...
    Kim
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    tremolo

    makes sense, octo, yup the knobs for tremolo and the emg active p/ups, and some effects yielded his sound.
    i was thinkin he had some hybrid midi or acoustic system in addition to the standard p/u system.

    thanks boys, ducat

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    ya the first time i saw Jamie play live he made it sound like a flying saucer was landing right in the theater, I thought for sure that he must have some really wild electronics and computerized shit going on

    later i came to realize that it wasnt nearly about fancy electronics as it was about having technique, the man has magic fingers, and thats where he gets a major portion of his tones, those fingers
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    Re: Re: ?????

    Originally posted by Octopulse
    those are the knobs used for fine tuning, theyre part of the tremelo
    Fine Tuners for the Floyd Rose, I actually made some of Jamies guitars The Koa Body and a Black one I think with a red neck, How do I get a hold of him? I havent talked to him in 20 years!
    www.suhrguitars.com

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    The black/red guitar (Blackie) is in the possession of a great fan and terrific guy in Phoenix these days. As for reaching Jamie, you might contact the webmaster at thefixx.com, or stop by a show when they tour again.
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    That is a beautiful guitar.

    Looks very much like Jamie's.

    Where does one get one of those and how much do they cost?

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    thats it....

    why, THANK YOU SUHR!


    i seemed to recall the pins being back an inch or so from the bridge, squinting through the fog of a few too many beers that nite.

    floyd rose locker it is

    and hey octo, put some pants on, will ya??????

    jeez, what a guy is subjected to on the fixx forum.......LOL!!!


    ducat

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    Sir SUHR!~

    here is a pretty good article on Mr Suhr...

    http://www.stribble.com/showarticle.php?ID=47
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    Thanks Diamond, for sharing that! You rock, bro!
    Nice article...and stunningly gorgeous guitar you posted, Mr. Suhr!

    Kim:thumbsup:
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