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Terence Trent D'arby

Postby (Trav) » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:55 am

Anyone know anything about this?

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Re: Terence Trent D'arby

Postby (Trav) » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:01 am

Here it is used in this video, could be a faker, certainly modified....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJeeYpg6yfg
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Re: Terence Trent D'arby

Postby (scotty) » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:37 pm

Trav wrote:Anyone know anything about this?

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Yeah he was not very good......... :lol:
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Re: Terence Trent D'arby

Postby (Rickygirl) » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:44 pm

That is seriously bad taste....yuk. :shock:
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Re: Terence Trent D'arby

Postby (johnallg) » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:51 pm

scotty wrote:
Trav wrote:Anyone know anything about this?

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Yeah he was not very good......... :lol:

:lol: :lol:

After making it through the whole video, there was not a good enough shot to tell if it is a Rick of not. My guess from what I did see is no.
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Re: Terence Trent D'arby

Postby (antipodean) » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:50 pm

If you look at the clip closely, you'll see it's a horrid tasteless piece of work....







then there's the guitar.....
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Re: Terence Trent D'arby

Postby (winston) » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:55 pm

antipodean wrote:If you look at the clip closely, you'll see it's a horrid tasteless piece of work....







then there's the guitar.....


I agree 100% with this summation and I will add that I reckon that the guitar only vaguely resembles a Rickenbacker.
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Re: Terence Trent D'arby

Postby (longhouse) » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:27 pm

It looks more like a real Ric in this clip.

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Re: Terence Trent D'arby

Postby (Trav) » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:20 am

Lordy, no Love for Terry then! An extremely talented and misunderstood (obviously) artist in my opoinion, still would like to know more about the guitar.
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Re: Terence Trent D'arby

Postby (longhouse) » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:28 am

TTD shot his career in the foot when he began spouting "I'm better than the Beatles", but I took it for what it was: the ego-driven drivel of a talented young guy who was being told daily he was great.

'The Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby' remains one of the great 80s records. My acoustic groups covers 'Sign Your Name' (with some ripping solos the original should have had) and even 'Wishing Well' if we have an energetic crowd.

I think lots of people probably can't remember which songs were done by Prince -by Living Color -by Milli Vanilli -or by Terence. :? Such is pop culture.

I followed the youtube links to a few recent performances. His voice is still quite strong, but the real question is how does he stay so fit?!?.
He should market an ab. product maybe.
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Re: Terence Trent D'arby

Postby (SparksySE1) » Tue May 03, 2016 3:54 pm

I know all about this guitar.
It's was built by an amazing luthier named Tim DeWhalley who made Ampro active electronics back in the 1980s. It was based very much on a Ricky. All active electronics, black finish with Tim's trade mark ebony fretboard. I think it had skull and crossbones fretmarkers – or one of the guitars which had lighting up LEDs (although could have been one of the teles)
I created the Trerence Trent Darby lettering on the headstock. Tim also made a "telecaster" with a clock in it and one with a TV which hooked up to the film crew at concerts.
He gave one of these to Prince. I would dearly love to contact Tim, he moved to New Zealand and I've not been able to contact him.
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Re: Terence Trent D'arby

Postby (SparksySE1) » Tue May 03, 2016 3:56 pm

I know all about this guitar.
It's was built by an amazing luthier named Tim DeWhalley who made Ampro active electronics back in the 1980s. It was based very much on a Ricky. All active electronics, black finish with Tim's trade mark ebony fretboard. I think it had skull and crossbones fretmarkers – or one of the guitars which had lighting up LEDs (although could have been one of the teles)
I created the Trerence Trent Darby lettering on the headstock. Tim also made a "telecaster" with a clock in it and one with a TV which hooked up to the film crew at concerts.
He gave one of these to Prince. I would dearly love to contact Tim, he moved to New Zealand and I've not been able to contact him.
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Re: Terence Trent D'arby

Postby (jdogric12) » Wed May 04, 2016 8:28 am

Very cool, thanks for checking in Rob!
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Re: Terence Trent D'arby

Postby (12stringbassist) » Wed May 25, 2016 6:57 am

Trav wrote:Lordy, no Love for Terry then! An extremely talented and misunderstood (obviously) artist in my opoinion, still would like to know more about the guitar.


I saw him live at Manchester Apollo once. He was absolutely tremendous.
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Re: Terence Trent D'arby

Postby (indianation65) » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:28 am

Huuuuge Trent Darby fan, even under a different name. I'm surprised he didn't get even bigger. Maybe it was moving to Europe when he did, falling in love, whatever, that made him take a left turn.

Scratchy voices are killer on albums!

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