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Fourth guitar on "Ticket To Ride"...
1 March 2013
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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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Great link, Long John Silver.

I had no idea Lennon had ever used a Strat. I wonder if Fender even knew.

Interesting color.... I suppose, if the story is true, that perhaps that was the only color the store had 2 of.

Mind you, Steve Winwood seems to have always used a powder blue Strat.

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)
1 March 2013
1.52am
Long John Silver
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Cheers Into the Sky with Diamonds, hope you liked it.

 

Yeah it is interesting colour, but not sure why he didn't he used it more, or  maybe he wasn't satisfied with it?

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1 March 2013
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RunForYourLife
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There's an outtake from Rubber Soul where he describes it as "heavy" but I believe he's referring to the sound, and not the actual weight, as I have a Strat, and it's not particularly heavy.

 

I know that they avoided Strats for a while because they didn't want to be compared to The Shadows.

1 March 2013
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vonbontee
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Are you sure he wasn't referring to the literal weight of the Strat? I'm not sure if "heavy" was being used to describe a guitar tone in 1965. And John wasn't exactly buff, so any excess weight might've been too much!

(On the other hand, who knows? Maybe John himself was actually one of the pioneers in describing a guitar tone as heavy? This would certainly reinforce his contention that TTR was one of the first heavy metal records! A designation that's always left me pretty baffled, I have to say.)

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1 March 2013
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Beatlebob63
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Great link on the blue Strat, I agree..... That's the one John used to play the opening chime to TTR, I listed credits for the song instrumentation somewhere up there in a thread.  This is cool link. I agree, I think he was referring to the sound as well being 'heavy' on the Strat, not the weight as you guys mentioned, absolutely agree.  That's why he considered that song(even in '80) the bomb, the first heavy metal effort from anyone.  That's true.  Great picture of him and Paul.  He gave away the Fender after Help.  Fender was trying to land him(and them) but Lennon didn't bite.

 

 

1 March 2013
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RunForYourLife
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Here is the outtake in question...

http://vocaroo.com/i/s1Ebmn0t2lWX

On second thought, he could be referring to the weight, as he was used to his tiny, hollow Rickenbacker. This is also purported to be an outtake from "In My Life" which isn't a very "heavy" song.

 

As for "Ticket To Ride", he also claimed that the mix didn't do the song justice, and that it sounded "heavier" when they recorded it. I don't know if "heavy metal" would be the right term to use, but there is a sort of a big, "heavy", droning sound to it.

1 March 2013
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They often spoke of how British "cutters" had problems with the bass end that American "cutters" could get. A "cutter" was the person who transferred the master tape to the metal disc the records were cut from. It was not until fellow Liverpudlian George Peckham (aka "Porky") started cutting their discs that they got the bass end they were searching for. They loved him so much they took him to Apple, and he went on to become a legend when he started carving little messages into the discs. A fascinating character who started out in a Merseybeat band before becoming a "cutting engineer", but I can't remember which. His run-out grooves on vinyl are the stuff as legend, as he started doing them on the late-60s and went on into the 80s. For those of us a certain age, and living in the UK, "A Porky Prime Cut" always excited!

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3 March 2013
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Long John Silver
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Beatlebob63 said
 He gave away the Fender after Help.  Fender was trying to land him(and them) but Lennon didn't bite.

 

 

But isn't Fender considered a lot better guitar than Epiphone?

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3 March 2013
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RunForYourLife
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McCartney played lead on "Paperback Writer" because they liked how his Casino distorted. I assume that this was the impetus for Lennon and Harrison to acquire theirs.

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