Roy Orbison on Ed Sullivan w/ Ricenbacker bass

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Postby (jaybic) » Thu May 25, 2006 7:26 am

Wints - that is exactly what I thought when I saw that photo. How big is that bass OR How small is that guy?
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Postby (teeder) » Thu May 25, 2006 7:33 am

That's one of those rare 40 inch scale basses Rickenbacker made in the early 60's!
or he's 5'3".
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Postby (jwr2) » Thu May 25, 2006 8:05 am

"Once, just once in my so-called musical career I want to be on a stage whose set design concept is giant stereo components with each band member standing on a big box with some baloney-sliced doweling used as the fake knobs glued to the front. That's all I'm asking. Once."

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Postby (revolver323) » Thu May 25, 2006 9:45 am

It's live. Sullivan was adamant at that time about having bands play live. You can see this when The Beatles played "Help" and John forgot the words. In later years I think he allowed bands to lip sync.
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Postby (rictified) » Thu May 25, 2006 6:54 pm

Yeah you guys are right it is live and really good too. It had been three years since I had heard it.
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Postby (espidog) » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:19 am

Quoting Alanz: "Once, just once in my so-called musical career I want to be on a stage whose set design concept is giant stereo components with each band member standing on a big box with some baloney-sliced doweling used as the fake knobs glued to the front. That's all I'm asking. Once."

No, man.. Those are REAL amps. Not many people know this, but Roy Orbison and his band were very...VERY...small.

Gorgeous Ric, though - and don't he look cool playing it? Interesting thumb/finger picking style, too. I wish I could get my 4003 to sit at that angle: I guess it's the thicker neck and dual truss-rods that are to blame on that score.
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Re: Roy Orbison on Ed Sullivan w/ Ricenbacker bass

Postby (rictified) » Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:16 am

To correct an old error, when I saw the above clip in Lima Peru 10 years ago someone dubbed the recorded version into the video. I never heard the live version that goes with the video until today, yes quite a difference, you guys must have thought I was nuts.
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Re: Roy Orbison on Ed Sullivan w/ Ricenbacker bass

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:38 pm

rictified wrote:To correct an old error, when I saw the above clip in Lima Peru 10 years ago someone dubbed the recorded version into the video. I never heard the live version that goes with the video until today, yes quite a difference, you guys must have thought I was nuts.


Well I for one am glad to finally get closure. :lol:
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Re: Roy Orbison on Ed Sullivan w/ Ricenbacker bass

Postby (jdogric12) » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:11 am

sloop_john_b wrote:
rictified wrote:To correct an old error, when I saw the above clip in Lima Peru 10 years ago someone dubbed the recorded version into the video. I never heard the live version that goes with the video until today, yes quite a difference, you guys must have thought I was nuts.


Well I for one am glad to finally get closure. :lol:


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Re: Roy Orbison on Ed Sullivan w/ Ricenbacker bass

Postby (jps) » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:06 am

jdogric12 wrote:
sloop_john_b wrote:
rictified wrote:To correct an old error, when I saw the above clip in Lima Peru 10 years ago someone dubbed the recorded version into the video. I never heard the live version that goes with the video until today, yes quite a difference, you guys must have thought I was nuts.


Well I for one am glad to finally get closure. :lol:


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Just wait until after November 8th, Jdog! Then let us know how sweet the air smells.
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Re: Roy Orbison on Ed Sullivan w/ Ricenbacker bass

Postby (jdogric12) » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:36 am

jps wrote:Just wait until after November 8th, Jdog! Then let us know how sweet the air smells.


Yeah, I avoid all that. Somehow! :shock:

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