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I see a mic above the vibes, but that's not doing anything, right?


sirabhorn Sun, 07/25/2021 - 09:45

Very cool. So I don't think that overhead is doing anything either. Around the 2:30 mark, I see him adjusting some levels on that thing that looks like a sandwich board(?) Maybe that is his levels...
Cool footage for sure. I'm always interested in the various forays into the 'electric' thing with vibes, and Dave Pike was right there for sure. Thanks for sharing.

John Keene Mon, 07/26/2021 - 09:27

Considering that this is from 1970, I think he is using the mics. The pickup sound would probably be too distorted at that time, plus he is using harder mallets like the Deagan Terry Gibbs cord-wound mallets. As far as resonators, I'd guess that there is no use for them since he isn't using the tremolo and the sound difference would be lost anyway in a live setting like that. So losing tha resonators allows for less baggage to carry.

tonymiceli Tue, 07/27/2021 - 13:57

In reply to by John Keene

RANDY??????? to me..... there's no way those mics are getting that sound with band with the amps. how can that be. I know the sound with resonators off and it sucks. So that's impossible. There's something else going on there. I don't pick ups, there is something picking up that sound. can i be wrong?

KeithScott Tue, 07/27/2021 - 14:21

Look at mark 0.15 , 0.26 , 5.25 and 5.34 you will see what appears to be a long white unit - I believe this is the pickup bar. In 5,25 and 5.34 , you can see that this pickup bar is mounted where the resonators would normally go (i.e in center of bar). The sandwich board appears to be the amplifier for this setup. I believe this is a variant of the jess oliver pickup system (magnetic)


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