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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / A salute to the Fender Stratocaster tv show

GlennF
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Medford, NY

"It's all in your mind."
May 11th, 2012 10:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I saw this on VH1 classic. I don't know how you folks feel, but I found it odd that only 1 guy played an unmodified Strat(Gilmour played the 001 serial no. he owns) I saw Joe Walsh play 2 strats with changed pickups. But the craziest was Brian May, who didn't even play a strat. He played his signature model. The whole show just struck me as an odd way to salute a guitar that's had so much influence on guitarists and music in general. I'm interested in how others feel about this. Have at it, folks. (And by the way I love Brian May's tone and playing.)

lost56

Netherlands

Peter
May 11th, 2012 12:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Brian plays a unmodified Strat at the beginning of the show performing ''Peggy Sue, Maybe Baby, I Fought The Law, Oh Boy, That'll Be The Day'' with ''The Crickets, Albert Lee & Brian May''.

It's on the DVD ''The Strat Pack - live in concert'' I got as a present for my birthday.
I do agree this concert is a strange homage to the Strat.

(This message was last edited by lost56 at 12:22 PM, May 11th, 2012)

SonicBlue

Sunbury-on-Thames

May 11th, 2012 12:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't find it too strange that there was only one unmodified Strat (and for a very good reason). How many unmodified Harley Davidsons are there? Both are iconic designs, both beg for the owner's stamp on them.

myshka

Canada

May 11th, 2012 01:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Didn't Ron Wood play a Gibson acoustic on that show as well ?



GlennF
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Medford, NY

"It's all in your mind."
May 11th, 2012 05:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have no problem with mods. I'm going to do the EMG DG20 pickup mod to one of my strats. My problem is with the name of the show and what instruments were featured on it. At it's core the program seemed to lack authenticity to me.
lost56- I must have missed the part with Brian May at the beginning of the show, and sorry that I did! myshka, I think you're right about Ron Wood on a Gibson acoustic.

telegib

Canada

May 11th, 2012 07:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The best salute to the Strat on that show were Hank Marvin, The Crickets with Albert Lee and Brian May at the beginning, Albert Lee playing Country Boy, David Gilmour and Gary Moore.

I really like the show but the musicians should have stuck to playing the Strat's original design. And I didn't agree with Brian May playing his guitar. Not that I don't think his tone isn't great because it is. But it was all about the Stratocaster for pete's sake. Brian May is great though.

The late, great Gary Moore's version of Redhouse was amazing.

I own the DVD and Bluray of that show and it is entertaining though.

GlennF
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Medford, NY

"It's all in your mind."
May 12th, 2012 07:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks, telegib. I must have tuned in late to the show, I missed the best part. I'm going to get the dvd and watch for myself. The Brian May instrument choice is baffling- that part I don't get.

telegib

Canada

May 12th, 2012 04:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think they were a bit lenient with letting the artists use what they wanted.

But I guess when you are Brian May you can get away with that stuff. lol.

rfrakes331K

USA

RonHalen Jokingly He Says
May 15th, 2012 02:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Is it worth the $70 that I see them for sale for? I know Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar fundraiser is worth the $25.

dragonfly

USA

May 15th, 2012 02:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That show airs quite often on the Paladia channel. There are several stellar moments, Gilmore for one, and a very interesting solo performance from a young, almost normal looking, Amy Winehouse playing a Strat. Weird kinda song, but interesting chord changes. Paul Rodgers vocals also stould out but most of the show was just ho-hum.

telegib

Canada

May 15th, 2012 03:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wow! The price has gone through the roof with this DVD. It looks like the only place you can now get it is made in the UK. You can buy in the PAL format if you have a multi fornmat DVD player for pretty cheap.

THE STRAT PACK DVD PAL FORMAT

(This message was last edited by telegib at 07:58 PM, May 15th, 2012)

Buddahead
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National City CA USA

Middle age pretend gutiarist
May 17th, 2012 03:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The strat pack is also on Netflix

5Strats
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May 17th, 2012 03:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I saw most of this concert on Palladia recently and didn't think it was very good.

RicOkc

Nicoma Park, OK.

"Let the music do the talking"
May 17th, 2012 05:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Glad I bought the DVD when it came out.

telegib

Canada

May 18th, 2012 03:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If it is on netflix that would be great. It would be a cheap way to find out if you like it or not.

I couldn't find the title on netflix here in Canada though. Netflix has only been available a couple of years here and it has a long way to go in regards to selection.

(This message was last edited by telegib at 03:23 AM, May 18th, 2012)

MacReverb II
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Watervliet, NY

Jun 9th, 2012 08:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

don't bother, its mostly boring. Hank Marvin was the only thing I found interesting.

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