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    Thumbs up VH1 Rock Honors: The Who

    Hell yeah!!!! The Flaming Lips were good, but Pearl Jam is killing! Thank God for DVR!!!!
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    I was ****ing pissed. I'd like to march the flaming lips into a volcano. I saw the Who in 2000 before Entwhistle died when I was 11 & they were my favorite band. the lips & EDDIE VEDDER are far from the REAL thing.... disappointing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YEM View Post
    I was ****ing pissed. I'd like to march the flaming lips into a volcano. I saw the Who in 2000 before Entwhistle died when I was 11 & they were my favorite band. the lips & EDDIE VEDDER are far from the REAL thing.... disappointing.
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    that was pretty cool... The Flaming lips vocals were awful at times but still they did a great artistic show like they are known for.... The Foo Fighters singer was sick/ill but still they did their best version of Who tunes... Pearl Jam was pretty darn good...

    The Two/Who themself are doing amazing for their age..... many rock musicians could only wish to still be playing like these guys at that age...
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    ps-Can't wait to see them again this fall!!!! I wish i was rich so i could fly to some of the other concerts as well.....

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    it's odd seeing Mike from Pearl Jam breaking a Les Paul again.... i wonder what is left of that old 70's LP Custom he used to trash and repair all thru the mid 90's... must be all glue by now....

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    I thought the show was pretty cool for what it was. The Flaming Lips blew chunks, The Fighters of Foo were pretty good, and as much as I dislike Squirrel Jam, they were by far the best of the night, followed in my opinion by Tenacious D, and Incubus in a distant third.

    As for the Who themselves, Pete can still play, Roger's voice is still signature, and they sounded pretty darned good.
    I do miss both John, and Keith though, but I refuse to say that the Who has jumped the shark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoFan View Post
    Quadrophenia is my favorite who record, respectable job.

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    I thought it rocked. Dave Grohl may have been sick, but having Gaz Coombes cover vocal duties on "Bargain" completely rocked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by innerdreamrecords.co View Post
    Quadrophenia is my favorite who record, respectable job.
    seeing The Who pull Quad off live in 1996/97 was great with all the backing musicans and stuff.... it was always a hard one for the band to pull off live in the 1973-74 era.. trying to stay in time on stage to those backing tapes proved to be too tough for them... but ya it is one of there best, if not their best album ever....

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    Tickets for this mini tour the band is doing are starting to come on sale for the show in my area... of course they put them on sale while i'm due to be at work!!!! Bastards!!! TicketBastards

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    That Pearl Jam performance was great! Really nice LP/Marshall tone on the solo too.
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    I thought The Foos were the best of the evening. I've never spent a single cent on Pearl Jam, but I knew they were going to be great as well (The did a great version of The Commodores "Easy" on SNL years ago).

    Was it me, or did The Who get wrong end of the deal with soundmix? It seemed the sound engineering quality dropped a bit. I don't think they did not do long enough segments for Moony or the The Ox. <<<Maybe all that stuff is online, and for DVD releases?

    Did anyone catch the extra knob on Pete's Strat!? it was mounted about 1" (50mm) behind the treble side of the bridge plate.

    Nevertheless, I will always have the hugest soft spot for The Who.
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    Did anyone catch the extra knob on Pete's Strat!? it was mounted about 1" (50mm) behind the treble side of the bridge plate.
    Thats a volume knob for the piezo bridges he uses. Instead of using just an acoustic guitar or electric guitar during a song, he'll often use that Strat (or a few others he has like that), to get both whenever needed. The signal is a stereo signal sent to a special stereo splitter box that splits the signal into the acoustic and electric tones. Electric tones get sent through his pedalboard to those Fender amps, and the acoustic tone gets sent to (I believe) Fender Acoustasonic amps (someone correct me on that if I'm wrong). I've been wanting to add a setup like that to one of my guitars, the idea is really cool.
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    Wow! Very cool indeed!

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    ya Pete has been using that stereo set up for a while now... Since 97/98 at least... before that he had EC Strats with Floyds and Kalher Spiders...

    his current set up is the EC electronics go to the Fender Vibrokings and the Fishman Power Bridge goes to an Acoustic preamp into some monitors... Pete often is playing with both systems on... and justs mixes the piezo's volumes to match what he is playing... many Who recordings have an acoustic guitar buried in the mix anyways...

    Over at Peter Cornish's site he has a group of photos of Pete's custom pedal board and the splitter unit....

    up until 2004 Pete was sending the Fishman signal to a Fender Acoustisonic amp... but these days he has a mixer in a rack with some sort of audio gear in there for his Gibson acoustics and the Fishman's from the Strats

    the extra volume knob on Pete's strats for the Piezo's i hear is some sort of EMG product... in behind the trem the bodies are routed out for the Fishman's and EC's battery packs, plus the EMG preamp for the piezo's... i've never fully understood how the 2 systems of active electronics work on one guitar but they do make it work... the cords Pete use on stage are stereo to his Pedalboard were the signal is split

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    i didn't do too bad getting a ticket to the Who in the fall... 12th row floors but to the far side... still pretty cool... if i wanted to spend $447 i could get 4th row center from ticketmaster but that is just crazy!!!!

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