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ZZ Top's First Album
« on: July 17, 2009, 11:16:57 AM »
is that Pearly all the way through.. or does he take the V or an Esquire for some tracks?
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Re: ZZ Top's First Album
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2009, 11:31:18 AM »
I seem to recall reading somewhere that he used a few Fenders in the studio for the early albums.
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Re: ZZ Top's First Album
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009, 11:32:09 AM »
didn't think he had Pearly on the first album, but Pearly is right there on the cover.

he had a late 50s Vee before Pearly, so I'd imagine that was used somewhere.

I'm had a quick listen through the album, and I can't hear any Esquire in there, though I wouldn't rule it out.

There seems to be two setups - one with a much thicker tone, and another with a brighter tone.  Maybe he just changed amps, or maybe its the guitars - hard to say.


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Re: ZZ Top's First Album
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009, 11:51:04 AM »
Whatever he used, it's all good!!


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Re: ZZ Top's First Album
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2009, 04:01:15 AM »
I thought he had an Explorer - an original that he got for a couple of hundred dollars because it had been in the store since 1958!
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