Songs with MKI's

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Re: Songs with MKI's

Post by fendersilver » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:39 pm

October 24, 2015
Johnny A. writes: Some last minute change to The Yardbirds "Yardboard."
1. Swapped out the BPC MKI Tonebender for the Sola Sound MKI Tonebender "prototype."
2. Swapped out the Wah-Wah for the "Handwired" VOX Wah-Wah.
3. Added a JHS Pedals "little black buffer" (mounted under board).
4. Remounted the pedals on my custom Fix Pedalboards.
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"For those who are unaware, the first MKI Tonebender was given to Jeff Beck to use with the Yardbirds.
Now the very first "official" replication was given to me for use with The Yardbirds! Pretty cool!!!"

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Re: Songs with MKI's

Post by fendersilver » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:26 pm

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Re: Songs with MKI's

Post by simonm » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:07 pm

there's a short Mk1 solo in this BBC version of The Good's Gone by the Who ('65):

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Re: Songs with MKI's

Post by waveclipper » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:07 pm

I believe this is Ronson's MkI Tone Bender (same one in my avatar :oldgrin: ). I think Ronson acquired it from Pete Townshend via a third party - was it a roadie that sold it to Ronno? Can't remember... but anyways, I am pretty sure Townshend used it on 'the good's gone' from the BBC sessions and here in 'run run run' from '65. Fucking awesome track. The 'a quick one' album version is one of the greatest recorded Rickenbacker tones I've ever heard (and the main reason I bought mine...)

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Re: Songs with MKI's

Post by waveclipper » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:09 pm

^ Ha ha! Nice one simonm! :hihi:
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Re: Songs with MKI's

Post by psycho*daisies » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:53 pm

This from '68, I've long thought this to be a MkI, by the sound
If you struggle baby,
It only tightens up...
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Re: Songs with MKI's

Post by simonm » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:39 am

psycho*daisies wrote:This from '68, I've long thought this to be a MkI, by the sound
yeah - i haven't listened to this for a long time -the sound on this track sounds eerily like Philip's videos in places! Got to be a Mk1.

I was a bit disappointed with some of the BBC sessions stuff so haven't listened to that much either, but heard The Good's Gone on the radio last night.

I wasn't aware that Ronson's Mk1 had been Townshend's before.
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Re: Songs with MKI's

Post by waveclipper » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:57 am

Apparently Mick himself believed it was Townshend's old one - http://www.thewho.net/whotabs/gear/guit ... ender.html
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Re: Songs with MKI's

Post by Philip » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:32 pm

Call Me Lightning sounds so 1966, kinda dated for 1968. :tu:
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Re: Songs with MKI's

Post by SilverTightrope » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:41 pm

Philip wrote:Call Me Lightning sounds so 1966, kinda dated for 1968. :tu:
Hehe, I was thinking the same...was such a quantum leap to Tommy.
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