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    A tone I never tire of. That of the Gibson ES-335. And nobody does it better than Larry Carlton. In spite of his mainstream efforts with "The Crusaders" and "Steely Dan," it's his solo efforts that I find most remarkable. The man cannot play a bad tune. I intend to eventually own everything he puts, or has put out.


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    Hard to pick any certain one.


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    I have a 60 something es330 , my son took it with my twin reverb..

    I wish it was a 335, it would be worth a lot.

    Not much difference though just no middle piece of wood in the body I believe.

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    Those videos are telling me "video not available", same if I go directly to YouTube. Try this one..

    Somewhere between Murder and Suicide, there is a place called Merseyside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isla View Post
    Those videos are telling me "video not available", same if I go directly to YouTube. Try this one..

    Probably because you're in another country? I get that sometimes as well, although, those I posted still play today when I click the links.

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    Thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbys View Post
    I have a 60 something es330 , my son took it with my twin reverb..

    I wish it was a 335, it would be worth a lot.

    Not much difference though just no middle piece of wood in the body I believe.
    I think, IIRC, Larry Carlton's is a 69, that he bought new then.

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    I got my 335 because of Larry's sound and Lee Ritenour as well. Sold it back in the mid 90's.....still got my strat

    I love his playing on the Joni Mitchell's albums, Court and Spark, Hejira and Don Juan's Reckless Daughter....... ...Not to mention Jaco Pastorius. No yackady yack bla bla , 1000 notes per minute that is the downfall of so many a virtuoso. Here the fret board becomes a paintbrush of emotional intensity in collaboration with a brilliant story teller. I think often it takes a singer songwriter to get the best out of these great guitarists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    I got my 335 because of Larry's sound and Lee Ritenour as well. Sold it back in the mid 90's.....still got my strat
    I would have been inclined to keep both. But then, I never sell my things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipefitter View Post
    I would have been inclined to keep both. But then, I never sell my things.
    I totally agree and still miss it........but when the chips are down you gotta do what you gotta do. Fortunately I have picked up some nice replacements to ease the pain,
    and I won't be selling them. My children have made me promise to never sell another guitar God bless them!
    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question

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    Here we go! I love this one! just makes me want to row out to my boat hoist the sails and go somewhere...... with the stereo up LOUD!
    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    I totally agree and still miss it........but when the chips are down you gotta do what you gotta do. Fortunately I have picked up some nice replacements to ease the pain,
    and I won't be selling them. My children have made me promise to never sell another guitar God bless them!
    I agree. There is always that. Good on your children too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    Here we go! I love this one! just makes me want to row out to my boat hoist the sails and go somewhere...... with the stereo up LOUD
    I have that CD and it is a great one top to bottom! Music like this is why it's difficult for me to find a bad mood. Otherwise, I'd just follow the misery of politics instead!

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    Hard to find a good recording of this one on youtube but the bass intro is killer as is the rest of the song, of course.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pipefitter View Post
    Hard to find a good recording of this one on youtube but the bass intro is killer as is the rest of the song, of course.

    Playing it now through my mastering speakers........ motors along like a freight train.
    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question

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    A young lady to keep an eye on.

    Alicia Marie Venchuk

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    The groove girls don't have to twerk for a living.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pipefitter View Post
    Hard to find a good recording of this one on youtube but the bass intro is killer as is the rest of the song, of course.


    This one plays fine for me. Lovely stuff, great bass
    Somewhere between Murder and Suicide, there is a place called Merseyside.

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    Here's a few hours amusement for anyone who likes 335s - or 345s or even 355s...

    http://www.es-335.org/2012/08/

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    One of my favourite albums is "Live at the Greek" by Stanley Clarke,guess who is on guitar?Larry Carlton crops up in all sorts of places and can usually be relied on to choose good collaborators.

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    Splitting hairs a bit but its interesting in that this live performance of Oui Oui Si really smokes and has much more passion and vibe in the playing compared to the one first posted while the recording is not as good technically. .......and he's playing a strat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    Splitting hairs a bit but its interesting in that this live performance of Oui Oui Si really smokes and has much more passion and vibe in the playing compared to the one first posted while the recording is not as good technically. .......and he's playing a strat
    He also played a Tele, a Les Paul and an acoustic at times.

    Some of my favorite guitar players play Strats. That raw Strat sound is really hard to beat.


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