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Zakk Wylde...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ZenG, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. Watched him do a performance on PBS ;last night...it was a birthday tribute to the memory of Les Paul.

    I have never seen a guy get that kind of sound out of an acoustic guitar in my life before.

    (it was an amplified Gibson 6-string acoustic....but obviously he was running it through some pedals, heads and gear)

    The end result was something Jimi Hendrix would have been proud of....

    He did a couple of Hendrix covers......."Voodo Chile" and "Red House".......he also did Mountain's "Mississipi Queen"...

    Blistering stratospheric runs in every song he played.

    Don't know how old this show was.........but it blew me away watching and listening to him and the band.
  2. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play...

    Dec 24, 2005

    1. That's not an acoustic guitar.

    2. I don't see how that is, in any way, a tribute to Les Paul. Oh, except that he's playing a Gibson Les Paul.

    He's a skilled dude but that is just alot of self indulgent riffing...not a tribute.
  3. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play...

    Dec 24, 2005
    Sorry...found it:

    Still don't see how this pays homage to Les Paul.
  4. TrevorOfDoom

    TrevorOfDoom Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2007
    Austin, TX
    I'm afraid I'm missing some context...
    He's doing a tribute for Les Paul, so he doesn't play a Les Paul and he instead plays a song that was originally played on a Strat?

    Where's the tribute?
  5. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well!

    Apr 19, 2009
    I watched that after the gig last night too. I don't know about Double E's link(won't load)but what I saw was indeed an acoustic six string. In a way I was impressed by the not-normal-to-acoustics sounds he was pulling out of that thing,but was turned off by the never-ending gui****ing..Yeah Zakk,we get it-you've got the chops...now employ some taste.
  6. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    I think the OP might have been talking about this performance:

  7. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Nicki Parrot on bass? Hell yeah!

  8. The band was called the Les Paul Trio... (although there were five people in total).

    I noticed he had Anton Figg (sp?) on drums......

    Anton used to be the drummer on Letterman's house band with P. Schaeffer years and years back...

    Wylde looks like a big guy with big hands and fingers....but big fingers doesn't stop him from playing it seems.

    Although I'm wondering if his guitar selections have anything to do with it.....as far as wider necks and more fret spacing......
  9. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Fig is still in the CBS Orchestra.

    That band is fantastic.
  10. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    Very easy to get that sound out of an acoustic. I have a Martin 12 string that I play through a Fender Acoustasonic amp, which as built in effects. I can make it sound like a heavily distorted electric very easily.
  11. I read on Wikipedia that Zakk is a big Marshall fan.

    Watching him get that sound has given me food for thought possibly down the road aways.

    I never really liked playing electrics because generally the finger spacing was too tight.

    I kind of gave up on playing guitar because I injured my middle left finger pretty bad.

    But it's healed up nicely over time and I think I could play guitar again. ( bass playing is no problem).

    The problem as I always saw it with acoustics was that you couldn't get the same playable speed as an electric.

    But he just blew that theory out of the water.....
  12. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    What tone woods would you recommend for getting Zakk's acoustic tone?:bag:
  13. Don't know the answer to that one myself.....

    Anybody know what kind of pup he's using in the Gibson acoustic?
  14. jason_cfh


    Sep 6, 2013
    Epiphone Masterbuilt acoustic + EMG ACS Acoustic Active Soundhole Pickup System = That kind of sound you heard.
  15. Thanks....cheers...