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Thread started 11/20/22 2:43pm

rap

Lovesexy Tour

Sometimes Prince was playing with the blue cloud, and other times the peach. Is there a difference in tone, etc,. Or was it purely aesthetics??

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Reply #1 posted 11/21/22 3:03am

JorisE73

rap said:

Sometimes Prince was playing with the blue cloud, and other times the peach. Is there a difference in tone, etc,. Or was it purely aesthetics??


Aesthetic, both of the guitars used to be an original white cloud but repainted blue and peach and those were identical (exept for the first prop built for the Purple Rain movie, that one had a thicker neck and is now yellow and hanging at the Smithsonian.)

[Edited 11/21/22 3:03am]

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Reply #2 posted 11/21/22 6:32am

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"...say hello 2 my little friend, The Blue Angel..."

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we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #3 posted 11/21/22 8:32am

LoveGalore

I wonder what he used his thumb for like that. I forget if Prince was self taught. That's the only way I can imagine he didn't learn to keep his thumb behind the fretboard rather than literally over it. Especially with a super thin neck like the clouds have.
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Reply #4 posted 11/21/22 9:09am

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You KNOW you can't get that funky sound without muting those fat strings! biggrin

Plus, there's the Hendrix relation.

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Reply #5 posted 11/21/22 9:18am

LoveGalore

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You KNOW you can't get that funky sound without muting those fat strings! biggrin


Plus, there's the Hendrix relation.



Is that what he's doing - muting what looks like at least the E but maybe also the A? For what, just to make sure he can shred without letting a low note ring out? Interesting.

And yes, Hendrix made fantastic use of his thumb across the A:BAL album. I guess I would just have to hear what P was playing in that clip and maybe it would make sense.
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Reply #6 posted 11/21/22 10:20am

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i mute the E with my thumb on my Warwick and that's an even skinnier kneck!

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Reply #7 posted 11/21/22 11:25am

LoveGalore

nayroo2002 said:

i mute the E with my thumb on my Warwick and that's an even skinnier kneck!



Interesting. My Mad Cat has a skinny neck, I'll see how it feels. I was always taught to keep that thing propped up on the neck and never let it creep into the fretboard. If I could always use my thumb, it would make playing much easier I think.
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Reply #8 posted 11/21/22 1:23pm

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Hey, Love G!

I play bass!

But, try it with your 6-string, it could elevate that plateau biggrin

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Reply #9 posted 11/21/22 2:26pm

LoveGalore

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Hey, Love G!


I play bass!


But, try it with your 6-string, it could elevate that plateau biggrin



I play bass and guitar! I will try this on the J bass. smile
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Reply #10 posted 11/21/22 5:25pm

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JorisE73 said:

rap said:

Sometimes Prince was playing with the blue cloud, and other times the peach. Is there a difference in tone, etc,. Or was it purely aesthetics??


Aesthetic, both of the guitars used to be an original white cloud but repainted blue and peach and those were identical (exept for the first prop built for the Purple Rain movie, that one had a thicker neck and is now yellow and hanging at the Smithsonian.)

[Edited 11/21/22 3:03am]

Perhaps it alternated depending on what he was wearing. He was, after all, very fashion conscious.

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Reply #11 posted 11/22/22 12:32am

JorisE73

LoveGalore said:

I wonder what he used his thumb for like that. I forget if Prince was self taught. That's the only way I can imagine he didn't learn to keep his thumb behind the fretboard rather than literally over it. Especially with a super thin neck like the clouds have.


I use my thumb for the lower E string and muting.

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Reply #12 posted 11/22/22 12:36am

JorisE73

rap said:

JorisE73 said:


Aesthetic, both of the guitars used to be an original white cloud but repainted blue and peach and those were identical (exept for the first prop built for the Purple Rain movie, that one had a thicker neck and is now yellow and hanging at the Smithsonian.)

[Edited 11/21/22 3:03am]

Perhaps it alternated depending on what he was wearing. He was, after all, very fashion conscious.



At the Lovesexy shows I've been to he mostly played the Blue Angel and the Hohner and for some songs leter in the set the peach one but that was mostly random and it seems not planned.
But at all shows I've seen he used the Model C guitar for Anna Stesia.

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