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Exemplary usage of instrument

Postby Deebank » 10 Aug 2017, 10:27

Was there ever a better deployment of the Hohner Clavinet than Stevie Wonder's Superstition?

Did the Fender Strat ever get a more thorough work out than it did from Jimi on Purple Haze?

Erm... I did hope to come up with more examples, but I'm sure you get the idea....
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Postby Tactful Cactus » 10 Aug 2017, 10:42

But the clavinet was paired with a wah-wah pedal, thats what made it work.
Here's the Superstition clavinet by itself, its a bit dry


Same with Jimi -- Purple Haze was so buried in fuzz and effects that it might aswell have been a Les Paul or a Tele

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Postby Darkness_Fish » 10 Aug 2017, 13:17

Greatest example of shopping-trolley virtuosity:



Bicycle bliss:
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Re: Exemplary usage of instrument

Postby Charlie O. » 10 Aug 2017, 16:10

Tactful Cactus wrote:But the clavinet was paired with a wah-wah pedal, thats what made it work.

I just listened to Stevie's "Superstition" with this in mind, and... I don't hear no wah-wah.

This, on the other hand...


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Postby Count Machuki » 10 Aug 2017, 16:28

There's that period of three years or so when every Bob Marley record had that awesome clavinet sound, too.
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Postby Tactful Cactus » 10 Aug 2017, 16:36

Charlie O. wrote:I just listened to Stevie's "Superstition" with this in mind, and... I don't hear no wah-wah.


Really?! I'll listen later but I'm sure you're right. According to a pro-tools dissection on Youtube you're hearing 8 separate clavinet tracks, so there's probably a whole stew of effects baked into the sound. To my ears it was wah-wah

http://www.noiseaddicts.com/2009/03/sup ... dissected/

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Postby Count Machuki » 10 Aug 2017, 17:10

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Really?! I'll listen later but I'm sure you're right. According to a pro-tools dissection on Youtube you're hearing 8 separate clavinet tracks



Eight?! :o

Damn, Super Genius Stevie Wonder, you crazy.
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Re: Exemplary usage of instrument

Postby Still Baron » 10 Aug 2017, 17:28

Count Machuki wrote:
Tactful Cactus wrote:
Really?! I'll listen later but I'm sure you're right. According to a pro-tools dissection on Youtube you're hearing 8 separate clavinet tracks



Eight?! :o

Damn, Super Genius Stevie Wonder, you crazy.


That's eminently possible with Stevie Wonder, I would think. Also, when you have a bunch of tracks together like that, it could easily have some weird textural stuff going on that could sound like something else.
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Re: Exemplary usage of instrument

Postby Charlie O. » 10 Aug 2017, 17:32

Yeah, that's weird. I hear two clav tracks clearly (main one mostly in the right channel, a secondary one to the left) - it certainly doesn't sound like more than that, and I don't know why he would need more than that, but it could be, and anyway who am I to question the former 12-Year-Old Genius? :)
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Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 10 Aug 2017, 17:43

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Postby take5_d_shorterer » 10 Aug 2017, 18:26


Nicolae Neacșu, " Balada Conducatorolui",
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a8dNo0w308


Washington Phillips, "Donomination Blues, Part. 1"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoOX9-kcv7g


Utah Smith, "Two Wings"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmR8zcCaKU0

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Postby WG Kaspar » 10 Aug 2017, 20:14

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Postby Tactful Cactus » 10 Aug 2017, 20:57



The duduk! Played by Pedro Eustache. I couldn't possibly say how well its played compared to how it should sound, but the performance, production and blending with McCartneys voice is exemplary. Its adds perfectly to the weight of the song, there couldn't be a better instrument.

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Re: Exemplary usage of instrument

Postby Deebank » 10 Aug 2017, 22:35

Darkness_Fish wrote:Greatest example of shopping-trolley virtuosity:



Bicycle bliss:



If we're taking that route I propose Test Department'suse of an Atlantic Class steam locomotive at full tilt on a rolling road.
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Postby Rayge » 10 Aug 2017, 22:53

Musical saw (played by Glen Campbell)

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Re: Exemplary usage of instrument

Postby kewl klive » 10 Aug 2017, 23:07

Darkness_Fish wrote:Greatest example of shopping-trolley virtuosity:





Sadly on an inferior instrument, any true doyen knows the Woolworth 1982 trolley, the 'Stradivarius' as it became known, outputs a far superior tone.
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Re: Exemplary usage of instrument

Postby Quaco » 12 Aug 2017, 03:02

SW filled up eight tracks of clavinet, but didn't use then all in the final mix. As I recall (not having the tracks handy) the effect-y tracks didn't make the mix, which was more upfront.
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Re: Exemplary usage of instrument

Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 12 Aug 2017, 09:59

The Savage Young Gash wrote:
Darkness_Fish wrote:Greatest example of shopping-trolley virtuosity:





Sadly on an inferior instrument, any true doyen knows the Woolworth 1982 trolley, the 'Stradivarius' as it became known, outputs a far superior tone.


:D :D :D

And you outputted a superior joke...
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