Pat Travers Rig ?????

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Pat Travers Rig ?????

Postby dnoseworth on Mon Apr 07, 2003 7:36 pm

Just wondering if any one can shed some light on Pat Travers gear. ;)
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Re: Pat Travers Rig ?????

Postby davidh41 on Mon Apr 07, 2003 7:57 pm

What era?

Back in the early Eighties he used Marshalls, Leslies (Rotating Speakers), Flanger, and wah.
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Re: Pat Travers Rig ?????

Postby dnoseworth on Tue Apr 08, 2003 4:03 am

Stratnut , how about Puttin it Straight, Heat in The Street, In know Black Pearl is later but is a real kicker. What model of Marshall's was he using ? :D
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Re: Pat Travers Rig ?????

Postby Tube Tramp on Tue Apr 08, 2003 4:07 am

i believe they were jmps modded to high gain status by the looks of the pictures ive seen tommy aldridge used to play with him, and derek saintparadise,i think derek once told a friend they had some wiz kid that modded there old jmps ...............tt
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Re: Pat Travers Rig ?????

Postby lewis on Tue Apr 08, 2003 1:41 pm

Pat Travers album reccomendations? I must confess I've always loved that "Boom Boom" single. Pat Thrall?
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Re: Pat Travers Rig ?????

Postby demundo on Tue Apr 08, 2003 1:52 pm

go out and get "puttin it straight". the album cover art alone is worth the money,besides putting some serious foot to ass. you can pretty much see what he uses in the picture on the cover. after that,go for what you know live is my second favorite of his.
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Re: Pat Travers Rig ?????

Postby dnoseworth on Tue Apr 08, 2003 4:20 pm

OH ya I love Boom Boom, as well for that matter I can get into most any thing Pat Travers has ever played. And yes the cover off Puttin it Straight is some thing most players could relate to Rack em and Crack em ! Still I'd love to know what model of Marshall's he was using right in this era :D ;)
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Re: Pat Travers Rig ?????

Postby Noel on Tue Apr 08, 2003 8:36 pm

Good ol'PT: Yeah, Double cut away LP Special with hummers installed. Day on the Green '79 or '80, he had a 50wt 4-input head and a 100wt early master vol head, and later powered a Leslie with a 2nd 100 watter. ADA Flanger, Vox Wah, MXR Blue Box for wild stuff (end of "Snort Whiskey" solo). Saw him at the Old Waldorf in SF 2/15/78 and it looked like 2 4 input half-stacks (50 or 100 unknown) but no Leslie or ADA. Definitely had the Blue Box, though.
My band was 2nd bill to PT at the Stone in April '87 and it was all (then) new Marshalls (2 half-stacks). His tech let me examine his Tele and LP Special up close. He said: "Sorry kid, you seem like a good guy. I'd let you play 'em, but I just got done tuning 'em and Pat's on the way over." AND, don't know who the guy was, but a lead guitar player on a sunburst strat, dark curly shoulder-length hair. AND MAN, wish I knew who he was! What a monster! Kicked Thrall's butt. anyone know? Hey Tube Tramp, any idea?
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Re: Pat Travers Rig ?????

Postby carlygtr on Tue Apr 08, 2003 9:57 pm

Originally posted by dnoseworth:
Stratnut , how about Puttin it Straight, Heat in The Street, In know Black Pearl is later but is a real kicker. What model of Marshall's was he using ? :D
The early stuff (saw him in '78) was 4-input Marshalls, 2 Echoplexes and MXR stuff. Distortion+, Blue Box, Phase 90, Phase 100.
The ADA Flanger came in a bit later.
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Re: Pat Travers Rig ?????

Postby dnoseworth on Tue Apr 08, 2003 10:45 pm

Glad to see some Travers fans adding Input to the thread, I don't want to date myself but I can remember seeing Pat when he was still in Canada playing in a band called Red Hot, then he did a stint with Rockin Ronnie Hawkins yee ha, but I was so blown away with the live performance at that age that I wasn't paying much attention to the gear he was using. Thanks to every one so far for sharing about this exceptional musician and his gear. :D ;)
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Re: Pat Travers Rig ?????

Postby Noel on Tue Apr 08, 2003 11:05 pm

Black Pearl Yeah! Puttin' it Straight is still on my playlist.
His tone on the lve album was great. I loved Thrall's playing too, but yak! His tone hurt my ears. Those X2N's in his strat, boy, they hurt.
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Re: Pat Travers Rig ?????

Postby SHARK on Tue Apr 08, 2003 11:26 pm

Noel,
I think the strat player was a cat named Jerry Riggs, and yeah he was bad!
When I saw him he had a beat up fiesta red strat with a tortis guard( sounds ugly, but looked pretty cool)

Some of my favorite guitar players are the cats that most people haven't heard of.

SHARK :cool:
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Re: Pat Travers Rig ?????

Postby Noel on Wed Apr 09, 2003 4:08 pm

SHARK:
Thanks! Jerry Riggs. Cool; I'll look him up. During his soundcheck the guit players in the opening act and I sat front-center and watched. Dang near gave a private clinic. Played for about a half-hour. Didn't get to talk to him, because he left and I had to soundcheck right after.
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Re: Pat Travers Rig ?????

Postby dnoseworth on Wed Apr 09, 2003 4:23 pm

I used to hear that Pat Thrall was pissed because Travers wanted to expand on the sound by getting into using more keys in the music and supposedly this led to Thrall's demise. But I can tell you one listen to the Black Pearl Album sends shivers down my spine, and makes my hair stand up, not to mention the production on that album is very full ( modern)you know drums that sound like drums and not cardboard and every thing sounds BIG.
NOELH man I would have given my eye teeth to have been on that bill with you and The Pat Travers Band, by the way did you happen to notice which model of Leslie he was using ?
:D :D
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Re: Pat Travers Rig ?????

Postby Noel on Wed Apr 09, 2003 9:31 pm

SHARK:
You know it's funny. I don't remember a Leslie at The Stone. Definitely remember it at Oakland Colessium in '80. It may have been there and I didn't notice. The PT gig was my last with my '80s band actually. I left to join a Christian Rock band after that. Kinda left the scene for about 15 years. That night Travers had the only dressing room with a bathroom, so anytime we had to use the john, We'd have to knock and his Guitar Tech would let us in. Nice guy, he didn't have to, and we'd have had to go out front. That's how I got to eximine his "rides" up close. He also had a few early PRS's too. Actually, he played the PRS' a lot. Travers was never in his dressing room; must have had a hotel close by.
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