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FLUX

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So What Gear is Prince using in 3rdEyeGirl

Hoping someone is into Prince's gear, i.e, he is not using his iconically boring cloned Höfner telecaster. He's got a big fat Hendrix type sound, dare I say Kravitz (omg) and it's kinda Rock. Rather than such carefully perfect Prince. wink

Any feedback welcomed, 'bout his sound with the great girls, equally as good as prince sonically, in their own right.

Plus the tone is to my mind a Modern Retro sound. It's rock.

Specs appreciated, from the grainy clips I've seen it's difficult to know if Prince is playing a Japananese ESP, or some form of Gibson (Doubtful).

The Woman Guitarist I think is playing a PRS.

Interested what those with an interest have to say. hmmm

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Reply #1 posted 02/26/14 6:48am

tab32792

his usual pedal setup. his guitars are both made by Vox. a black one and a custom flame one. not sure about anything beyond that.

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Reply #2 posted 02/26/14 8:29am

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Vox Series 77

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Reply #3 posted 02/26/14 10:02am

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Mesa Boogie amps on stage too smile

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Reply #4 posted 02/26/14 10:09am

kidmelody2012

mm4 modulation...i suggested that to him

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Reply #5 posted 02/26/14 10:22am

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Cool, thanks for your replies. Interesting.

Certainly took me by surprise, the whole 3rdEYEGirl thing, but he seems to be fit and enjoying himself, which really is the main thing, ... taking a bit of getting used to.

Maybe that's the deal, a fresh sound.

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Reply #6 posted 02/26/14 11:20am

kidmelody2012

70's rock power trio nothing fresh about that

FLUX said:

Cool, thanks for your replies. Interesting.

Certainly took me by surprise, the whole 3rdEYEGirl thing, but he seems to be fit and enjoying himself, which really is the main thing, ... taking a bit of getting used to.

Maybe that's the deal, a fresh sound.

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Reply #7 posted 02/26/14 3:28pm

Lucretia9

The painted guitar looks like an SG, it's got two P90's in it.

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Reply #8 posted 02/26/14 8:39pm

kidmelody2012

Please discuss the subject thread

lange bleu, moderator

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Reply #9 posted 02/27/14 1:18am

Yggor

I was just thinking about after seeing this photo:

because apparently he has some new effect, you can see it between wah and mic, but I can't tell what is it exactly - any ideas?

re: guitars I think both are Vox 77 series, one black and one custom painted

btw here's an interview with Mike Scott where he also tells about Prince:

http://www.voxamps.com/artists/mike-scott/

Prince, Ida Neilson, and myself all play VOX 77’s and that’s the only guitar he wants us to play. I use the lead voicing for lead stuff and chunky distortion. I also use the crunch or clean voicings for funky rhythm stuff or effect based stuff like wah-wah, envelope filter, or vibe type sounds. Anything you want is in the HDC-77.

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Reply #10 posted 02/27/14 3:14am

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Vox Series 77

Thanks for that yes http://www.voxamps.com/us.../series77/

Hey, Yggor thanks for the Pic, and link, he could be using any Combo of effects, and changing them as he feels.

I do recognise the sound of his Flanger. nod

http://www.tcelectronic.com/donna-grantis/

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Reply #11 posted 02/28/14 2:10am

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kidmelody2012 said:

70's rock power trio nothing fresh about that



FLUX said:


Cool, thanks for your replies. Interesting.



Certainly took me by surprise, the whole 3rdEYEGirl thing, but he seems to be fit and enjoying himself, which really is the main thing, ... taking a bit of getting used to.



Maybe that's the deal, a fresh sound.




For someone that claims to be a great musician, I find it funny that you can't count to four. I think people that don't even play an instrument know what a trio is.
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Reply #12 posted 02/28/14 7:34am

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I find it funny that you can't count to four. I think people that don't even play an instrument know what a trio is.

Yeah, I had a giggle 'bout that. eek

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Reply #13 posted 03/01/14 3:01pm

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The effects he has are spilt in to three sections I think. To his left are the trusted boss pedals. Ie octave, delay, flanger turbo boost and vibrato and an old pedal I couldn't see.
The set up to his right has wah, whammy, mm4, and pitch shifter . There was a pedal in front of these , don't know what it was,

Two messa boogies.
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Reply #14 posted 03/03/14 3:02am

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Thanks percy28, that makes sense, ... thumbs up!

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