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The guitar that gets played

Steve Morse spoke to Madcap Music Review back in January at the NAMM. He mostly talked about the finer, but not so obvious features of his signature MusicMan, such as the significance of small headstock for having the guitar with him at all times.

Thanks to BraveWords for the info.

11 Comments to “The guitar that gets played”:

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    Adel says:

    He has clearly said ‘ the original guys will do this RARHOF induction’ so unless he is just playing devils advocate that’s means original members receiving awards with no stage performance of any sort. If that’s the case I think it’s very safe and no one will need call 911.

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    Blackwood Richmore says:

    What a gentleman, Steve’s very civilized & such a sweet & decent fellow. He’s pretty good with a guitar too!. As I mentioned to Tracy in a previous posting, there’s a video on youtube of Steve at NAMM jamming with Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult on the tune for “Don’t Fear The Reaper”. I have to admit that when I saw it, a bit of pee came out!, I was thrilled!.

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    Rob Prior says:

    In this January interview, Steve said that he won’t be performing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    Since then, things have changed and Steve actually will be performing with the rest of the current line-up at R&RHOF… YAY!

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    Tommy H. says:

    Honestly, I’m sorry for Steve who’s been with the band for so long and gets ignored by the Hall of Fame. He has every right to receive that honor – even if it was for his own efforts over all those years. There are so many arrogant musicians out there and Steve isn’t one of them – always humble, down to earth, clever, very likeable. Regarding Purple guitar players, everyone is entitled to his or her opinion but when it comes to playing abilities there’s no dicussion – not even for the Man in Black. As a matter of fact: As soon as he joined the band they started to play like a unit again which raised their performance to another level. He’s been with the band for 20 years now, I think that qualifies for being a long-term member.

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    George Martin says:

    Steve says he will not be in attendance at the rock and roll hall of fame ceremony. I wonder who will play guitar with Purple? You know Blackmore won’t be there.

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    Paolo says:

    23 years, and excluded form RRHoF induction. Quelle Farce. I know it’s DP’s induction, but what Steve and Don have done elsewhere I reckon qualifies them anyway. I would list what they’ve done, but I need space for a gazillion characters :-D.

    I was a Dixie Dregs fan from 1981 (didn’t find their albums until then – the surprise when I heard UK’s Friday Night Rock Show intro. theme popping out of the vinyl when I played the What If LP – “Take it Off the Top”) and a Kansas fan earlier, so was pleasantly surprised when Steve turned up in Kansas and then in Deep Purple.

    If I had to make a teeny weeny criticism of his playing it is that he shouldn’t move between the back and front pickups when he goes up the fretboard. He does it to keep the sound consistent if I recall previous interviews from years ago, but sometimes you just want the guitar to scream…..

    and yes, I would prefer the set list to be more Morse era.

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    Paul Theunissen says:

    Best guitarplayer ever!!!!!

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    LRT says:

    This is obviously before it was decided he would be playing at the HOF. Not a good time to run this, but not a good time for any press. It’s not their fault, it’s press causing a lot of problems because they don’t have lead time down at all. One article conducted way before another will come out way after it. Nuff said!

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    Jeff Summers says:

    Steve is such a gent and also an extraordinary musician. This is such a rare combination.

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    Marije Essink says:

    http://Www.facebook.com/groups/stevemorse 🙂

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    Ted The Mechanic says:

    I’ve been following this genius since the late ’70’s. With that said, I did not realize that he and another great 6-stringer Rick Derringer jammed in Germany. This is killer:



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