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Re: (TV) Keith, Sterling, and Fred "Sonic" Smith
I'm not sure that its Kramer doing the solos I'm talking
about...didn't they alternate solos on that record ("Back in
the USA")? I think the one time I checked it was
Smith...he's playing sort of basic dum-dum guitar solos, but
he's playing as though he's working a flame thrower.
> very easily, those trills and pull off's that Kramer does are a cheap
> attempt at being a speed demon. Those are fundamental tricks that every
> guitarist learns. No more interesting than say, Alvin Lee
> or Mark farner from Grand Funk. Wayne is/was a one trick pony. He used those
> trills and pull off's to death. Give me Fred "Sonic" Smith anyday. Not even
> remotely close to the vibratos of Green, Hendrix, and even Richard Lloyd.
> If you listen to Wayne Kramer, he has no vibrato in his guitar playing. In
> essence, if you have no vibrato you're nothing. The vibrato is everything
> and is what distinguishes one guitar player from the next. Otherwise, how
> they all fall in? M T C
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