Pete and Joe Walsh

L. Bird pkeets at
Sat Dec 18 23:42:18 CST 2004

Soho Doorway is ON tonight.  Here's another repost:

Excerpt from May/June 1972 Guitar Player

PT: I never really got into old guitars until Joe Walsh (James Gang) rang me 
up one night and said, "I've got something for you," because we buy one 
another presents. He buys me old concert amps and I buy him synthesizers and 
we have become very good friends. Anyway, he said, "I've got something for 
you," and I said "What?" and he said, "A 1957 Gretsch."

GP: Chet Atkins type?

PT: Right, with real f-holes. I said, "Great, cheers, man," and it turned 
out to be a real knockout. I was being polite. I opened the case and it was 
bright orange and I thought, "Ugh! It's horrible, I hate it." I went home 
and went into my studio and plugged it in and it totally wrecked me out, 
it's the best guitar I've got now. It's the Chet Atkins model, with double 
pickups, f-holes and single cut-away.

GP: Doesn't it have a mellow sound, though; it doesn't "chunck", does it?

PT: Oh, I used that guitar on every track on Who's Next, it's the best 
guitar I've ever had. It's the finest guitar I've ever owned, it's the 
loudest guitar I've ever owned. It is so loud, man, it whips any pickup that 
I've ever come across. It's maybe six or seven times louder than anything 
I've come across. If I plugged it in my amp tonight, normally I'd be working 
on volume 6 or 7, but I would work this guitar on 1.

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