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Reply #30 posted 11/23/22 12:05pm

Phishanga

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I agree that Prince's sound and music can't really be compared to more clearly defined musicians / bands. But I also agree that his rock / lead tone wasn't the greatest - IMO. Too processed, too many effects. I guess my taste changed a bit. Nothing better than an old Stratocaster straight into a Fender Deluxe or Vibrolux amp.

Hey loudmouth, shut the fuck up, right?
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Reply #31 posted 11/23/22 12:45pm

LoveGalore

Phishanga said:

I agree that Prince's sound and music can't really be compared to more clearly defined musicians / bands. But I also agree that his rock / lead tone wasn't the greatest - IMO. Too processed, too many effects. I guess my taste changed a bit. Nothing better than an old Stratocaster straight into a Fender Deluxe or Vibrolux amp.



U know P was mostly a Tele guy anyway. smile
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Reply #32 posted 11/24/22 6:44am

SPYZFAN1

"Chaos And Disorder" is one of my favorite "guitar rock" (if you want to call it that) albums by him. As the OP said, "The Undertaker" has some cool guitar/power trio stuff by him. Many of the rehearsal bootlegs from the "PR" era has come nice electric guitar solos too.

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Reply #33 posted 11/24/22 11:26pm

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He def got better as a guitarist as he aged but in terms of his tone, he was most distinct from around 84 to 88. You think of a prince guitar sound, and its how he played in that period. His guitar on another lonely Christmas in particular. Someone with a better command of guitar tech could prob explain it better.
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Reply #34 posted 11/25/22 5:41am

dodger07

SPYZFAN1 said:

"Chaos And Disorder" is one of my favorite "guitar rock" (if you want to call it that) albums by him. As the OP said, "The Undertaker" has some cool guitar/power trio stuff by him. Many of the rehearsal bootlegs from the "PR" era has come nice electric guitar solos too.

Agree. Out of his 'guitar' albums like Lotus, TRC, Plectrum I'd put C&D top. Been listening to it a lot lately

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Reply #35 posted 11/28/22 7:31am

GustavoRibas

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Something that I always felt disappointed about his guitar playing in studio is that it´s usually low in the mix. ´When doves cry´ is an example. Almost hidden.

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Reply #36 posted 11/28/22 11:18am

funkbabyandthe
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need to check out When Doves Scream lol

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Reply #37 posted 11/28/22 12:43pm

LoveGalore

It's too bad the estates for MJ and Prince are not nearly as adventurous as say the estates for the Beatles and Bowie. It would be interesting to have them do a mix of some songs with the guitar pushed to the front and see how it sounds.
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Reply #38 posted 11/28/22 8:15pm

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LoveGalore said:

It's too bad the estates for MJ and Prince are not nearly as adventurous as say the estates for the Beatles and Bowie. It would be interesting to have them do a mix of some songs with the guitar pushed to the front and see how it sounds.


Is it? Watch what you wish for, or we’ll end up with some outfakes featuring an imposter on vocals (or guitar!)
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Reply #39 posted 11/28/22 8:59pm

LoveGalore

TwiliteMan said:

LoveGalore said:

It's too bad the estates for MJ and Prince are not nearly as adventurous as say the estates for the Beatles and Bowie. It would be interesting to have them do a mix of some songs with the guitar pushed to the front and see how it sounds.


Is it? Watch what you wish for, or we’ll end up with some outfakes featuring an imposter on vocals (or guitar!)


Well, I take your point, but I don't think the MJ estate was responsible for that (though it would seem they could've put a stop to it sooner).
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Reply #40 posted 11/29/22 12:49pm

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P pioneered the drum heavy mix most rap n rnb adopted and srill use ... so the guitar is usually buried in the mix ... plus his rawk guitar sound was strait trash .. everything from the pedals nothing from the amps .. 3Rd eye girl kinda rocked at times .. p has great funk guitar tones and can wank out a great guitar solo every once in a while .. but yeah he aint bad brains or megadeth .. and i'm ok wth that [Edited 11/21/22 10:52am]

James Brown was the first to put drums upfront in the mix. Then Barry White and Al Green did the same. That inspired Barry Mraz to put drums upfront for the Ohio Players. Then George Clinton copied that then Prince copied them

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Reply #41 posted 12/04/22 6:19am

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This was my #1 complaint getting into Prince as a teenage rawk fan. Now it's whatever... 80s still mixed a bit low, though. He did start cranking it up a bit in the 90s. His 80s production in general has a lot of questionable decisions, but it was unique and gave him his own stamp on the decade, so ehhh.

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