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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2013 at 16:00
New entry added for the EMS VCS3 and Synthi's.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2013 at 12:42

Very nice, must have taken a long time but worth the effort.

How about adding guitar effects pedals? They are wonderful beasts and often not understood by non-musicians. 




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2013 at 16:19
Originally posted by paulmarkj paulmarkj wrote:

How about adding guitar effects pedals? They are wonderful beasts and often not understood by non-musicians.

They're often not understood by guitarists either. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 23 2013 at 09:13
Originally posted by paulmarkj paulmarkj wrote:

How about adding guitar effects pedals? They are wonderful beasts and often not understood by non-musicians. 

Alright I have added an entry for effect pedals (not going into many details, the interested reader can search for more by himself).

I have also taken the occasion to add a mention about the curious (albeit admittedly not really relevant for Prog) 10-string configuration of the BC Rich Bich 10 guitars.

BTW I just realised that there are 131 pictures in the article Shocked I never thought it would grow that big.




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 23 2013 at 09:36
Wow!  A most amazing post!  Thank you for writing and compiling this great article!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 24 2013 at 10:56
Awesome thread Clap

If you want to add guitar amps, I think Hiwatt amps could be added as they were used by David Gilmour, Alex Lifeson, Steve Hackett, Martin Barre, Peter Banks, Gary Green and Robert Fripp (and more I suppose...)











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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 24 2013 at 14:38
Originally posted by Anaon Anaon wrote:

Awesome thread Clap

If you want to add guitar amps, I think Hiwatt amps could be added as they were used by David Gilmour, Alex Lifeson, Steve Hackett, Martin Barre, Peter Banks, Gary Green and Robert Fripp (and more I suppose...)

Great pics there!
Not sure if I will attempt to write about the amps, I don't know much about it, of course I know the main brands, Hiwatt, Marshall, Laney, Mesa Boogie, Supro, Ampeg, Vox or Hughes & Kettner (mine is one of the later) but I'm not really an expert, I should need some research in order to write something making sense. Maybe some day Tongue

Of course anyone more expert than me is welcome to write another blog 'An Illustrated Guide to Prog common Amps' Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 24 2013 at 14:56
Well, I understand... It's just that in my quest for sound, I noticed that all these prog guitar players used the Hiwatt, I never noticed that before but I thought then it's kind of a prog amp Wink

Again, great post!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 26 2013 at 06:06
Bravo - tons of work went into this - love the pre-mellotron info - and all the great early synths.

Cheers!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 26 2013 at 07:34
I love the OP and the work that went into it. 

My class is working on the history of instruments right now on an assignment and some of that info would help.

What is the history of the guitar? It began with medieval instruments such as the lute or mandoliin and developed from there. Of equal importance was the Oud and the guitarra moresca. I teach guitar and the students are citing these instruments in their projects. These photos are earliest use of guitar:  



Its all part of the progression of music - and as always its interesting to know where the music comes from.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 26 2013 at 08:12
I have updated the Mellotron entry to include the rare models T550, 4-Track and M4000 (the analog version by Streetly) and taken the occasion to throw some light in the mess of the different company names involved in the Mellotron business (Mellotronics, Streetly, Sound Sales, Novatron, the new Swedish Mellotron...).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 26 2013 at 08:36
Nice job! Keep updating too! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2013 at 08:39
The sad news of Ray Manzarek's passing away prompted me to update the Rhodes entry to include the Piano Bass famously played by him.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2013 at 04:30
Added Pat Metheny's Orchestrion, 8-string basses and fretless guitars, and a couple of minor updates here and there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 29 2013 at 02:08
Terrific compilation of information in this thread, thanks!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2013 at 20:28
This is my new bible. Plain and simple.

Can't believe all of Klaus Schultze's equipment. It's about as complex and diverse as Bozzio's drum kit.

Raving and drooling I leaned on his neck with a screeeeeeeamm! ;)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 08 2013 at 05:09
I edited the Hohner Clavinet entry to mention also the Pianet with a couple of pics of Robert Fripp and Peter Hammill using this instrument.
Also the RMI entry has been extended to include some more info and pics.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2013 at 18:36
An Iona clip posted elsewhere prompted me to add a new entry for the bagpipe / uilleann pipe.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2013 at 22:44
^ Since you are going that far, how about the instruments that Gryphon used (krumhorns and such) ? Gentle Giant and PFM?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2013 at 17:18
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

^ Since you are going that far, how about the instruments that Gryphon used (krumhorns and such) ? Gentle Giant and PFM?
Honestly Gryphon is one of those well-known bands I have no idea about Embarrassed (never been too fond of Folk Prog), and I had to search to find out what a krumhorn is (double Embarrassed).
But who knows, maybe as I learn more these may get a place in my article too Tongue
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