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Jeff Healey had died -RIP
« on: March 03, 2008, 07:41:19 AM »
Just heard this news-very sad. the man suffered ill health and yet still produced amazing music.
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008, 09:16:02 AM »
That is sad news - I saw him a long way back, great gig, fantastic guitarist and will be a sad loss.

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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008, 09:28:27 AM »
Sigh, I had been hoping that he would recover from his latest health issues.

Damn I can't even play any of his stuff when I het home cos it's all on proper records.

Buddy Miles also died (but last Tuesday)
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008, 09:49:43 AM »
Gutted.  I was a huge fan in the nineties, and when I saw him at the Manchester Apollo he was awesome.  Interacting with the audience like he was playing a gig in his living room.  He really inspired my playing, as did SRV, as I was really into 'energetic' blues at the time.

RIP Jeff  :(

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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2008, 10:57:49 AM »
A sad loss for the world of guitar. RIP Jeff.
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2008, 11:07:56 AM »
He was awesome.  I remember Gary Moore talking about him years ago, saying what a phenomenal player he was.
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2008, 11:26:53 AM »
Oh no! I didn't know he was ill ... just rediscovered him recently and he was my hero for quite a while back in the 90s. He was one of the most passionate players out there. May he rest in peace and keep on playing in the afterlife!!
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2008, 02:41:22 PM »
Just like you Hunter, I was just getting back into his music recently. I first heard him on Tommy Vance's  Friday rockshow around the time See The Light came out and I was so impressed. Such soul and pure tone, even from a Squier Strat!
It's so sad to lose him, but at least he had the chance to inspire us and to play some damn good music.
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2008, 03:44:46 PM »
Heard on the radio that he was 41 and died of retina cancer - goodness must be awful. Poor guy!

He had an awesome tone, especially his wah sound - did he use a DOD wah, right? And what were those red pickups called?

Tim, I think it's time for a Jeff Healey signature set, his tone was distinct enough to justify them and red pickups called "Confidence Man" are missing in your lineup.
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2008, 03:56:08 PM »
I'd buy a set of those  :)

Maybe do them as a special run, with some cash going to a cancer charity???

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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2008, 04:28:52 PM »
Just been watching some vids of him on youtube and he sounds amazing! I can't believe I've never heard of him before.

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Maybe do them as a special run, with some cash going to a cancer charity???

That sounds like a great idea
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2008, 06:38:11 PM »
What a great shame. He was a fantastic player and a really nice bloke. I never knew he was ill.
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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2008, 06:53:05 PM »
Ditto, never knew he was ill-very sad news indeed.What a great player!
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« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2008, 06:59:49 PM »
What a loss - amazing player, distinctive tone. What a horrible way to go.
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« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2008, 07:30:51 PM »
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And what were those red pickups called?


They were Evans Eliminators - basically a stacked humbucker.  

I saw him at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1990 - the one that was recorded for a live album.  He was great that night, and when he came out for the encore, he brought a camera with him and pointed at the audience.  He said he wanted a photograph to remember us!!

Another great guitarist bites the dust
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