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  posted on 2/23/2007 at 07:29 PM
Hello Danger. I know I speak for Bill too when I say we'll be glad to answer any questions you might have as best we can. You'll probably get the short answers though....we gotta save some things for the book!

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 01:10 AM
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Thanks for posting BillThames. I too was a few years younger, I'll bet a couple years younger than you and some of these other folks, so I feel like I "missed it by that much", as Maxwell Smart would say. So to hear from folks like you who were there makes me feel less like I missed something. We are all especially grateful because, despite some well meaning attempts, this information is mostly not written down. And we need to hear the stories from them what was thar, otherwise it gets lost or misremembered second hand.
And BTW, I spell my name Danger.


Well, Mr Danger, is that a pickle in that brown paper bag, or a two-bit ring from a cracker-back Jox?

Acutually, I was only a few years younger than Gregg and Duane were...I'll be 57 next month. I was a senior in high School when the Hour Glass recorded and released Power of Love. My band followed the Allman Joys, and the Nightcrawlers as the house band at the Martinique, playing over 200 nights in late 1967 and 1968 up to August. Amazingly we all graduated from HS and went to college, though I slep through much of my freshman year. Anything you want to know, just ask.

And, no, I wasn't in on the foot shooting, but I watched Gregg playing organ sitting down for a few weeks with his bandaged foot hanging over the dancefloor at the "Q."

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 07:48 AM
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I'll be 57 next month


50 in August . . there I said it

Thanks BillThames, consider yourself on Duane story retainer

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 05:29 PM
"None of us had seen an electric Sitar before, so Duane took lots of time at the sound check to show us what it did, and what the sympathetic strings were all about."

Hi Bill,

I am just a tad younger than you and grew up in Columbus GA, around the corner from Yall

Anyway, pardon my ignorance and/or confusion, but I thougth the electric sitar was just six strings with "electronics" to sound like a sitar. I have seen the one that Steve Howe of Yes uses, a Coral, but who made an electric one with sympthetic strings? And the way Duane might have play, I suspect one might understand the need for sympathetic strings

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Carlos "and now is Ravi S. correcting Duane's style?" River

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 06:14 PM
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"None of us had seen an electric Sitar before, so Duane took lots of time at the sound check to show us what it did, and what the sympathetic strings were all about."

Hi Bill,

I am just a tad younger than you and grew up in Columbus GA, around the corner from Yall

Anyway, pardon my ignorance and/or confusion, but I thougth the electric sitar was just six strings with "electronics" to sound like a sitar. I have seen the one that Steve Howe of Yes uses, a Coral, but who made an electric one with sympthetic strings? And the way Duane might have play, I suspect one might understand the need for sympathetic strings

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Carlos "and now is Ravi S. correcting Duane's style?" River


Hey Carlos,
I don't have the slightest idea who made Duane's Sitar because I only saw the it a couple of times, and I'm a drummer, and don't usually interest myself in those mundane stringed instruments. From what I remember, it looked just like a regular six-stringed guitar except that on one side of the strings there were another grouping of much shorter strings that made the "harp" sound for, lack of a better words. Duane told us that they were sympathetic strings. That's all I remember, but for almost forty years ago, that's a lot.

It did look quite similar to some of those photo's posted on the other thread about Duane's Electric Sitar. The description below sounds familiar.

Left: 1960s Coral Electric Sitar
On headstock: "Star's Electric Guitar: Vintage Sound"


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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 08:36 PM
i thought sitar's was made in 4 and 6 string models....................probly wrong...........i'm wrong alot..........................

 

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  posted on 2/25/2007 at 12:25 AM
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"None of us had seen an electric Sitar before, so Duane took lots of time at the sound check to show us what it did, and what the sympathetic strings were all about."

Hi Bill,

I am just a tad younger than you and grew up in Columbus GA, around the corner from Yall

Anyway, pardon my ignorance and/or confusion, but I thougth the electric sitar was just six strings with "electronics" to sound like a sitar. I have seen the one that Steve Howe of Yes uses, a Coral, but who made an electric one with sympthetic strings? And the way Duane might have play, I suspect one might understand the need for sympathetic strings

Cheers

Carlos "and now is Ravi S. correcting Duane's style?" River


Hey Carlos,
I don't have the slightest idea who made Duane's Sitar because I only saw the it a couple of times, and I'm a drummer, and don't usually interest myself in those mundane stringed instruments. From what I remember, it looked just like a regular six-stringed guitar except that on one side of the strings there were another grouping of much shorter strings that made the "harp" sound for, lack of a better words. Duane told us that they were sympathetic strings. That's all I remember, but for almost forty years ago, that's a lot.

It did look quite similar to some of those photo's posted on the other thread about Duane's Electric Sitar.



in the late 60's coral was the manufacturer of "electric sitars". you couldn't help but hear them on everyone's records:


the sympathetic strings are the shorter strings
shown on the bottom in this picture of the guitar/sitar:


i hope this helps clear up your questions.

 

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  posted on 2/25/2007 at 09:35 AM
Ann,
A friend of mine posed a thought to me a while ago about the Hour Glass that I had never considered. Was there a period of time during which Gregg had already left the band to head back to California but the rest of the band remained together as a performing entity? Did this occurr if even for a short time, and if so, who was singing for the band?

 

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  posted on 2/25/2007 at 02:19 PM
Johnny said when the Coral sitars came out someone gave one to Liberty who in turn gave it to Duane. That's how he got the first sitar he played.

 

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