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Re: What overdrive pedal for Blackmore sound

4/10/2000 8:10 PM
Rick Erickson
Re: What overdrive pedal for Blackmore sound
"There is a picture of Jon Lord sitting on an AC30."
I have a US release which shows the band around the drum kit.  
I see Ian Gillan sitting on something but the picture is too dark to tell what exactly it is.  
"The booklet has Roger Glover with his Ricky bass sitting on the AC30 and the headstock of a Strat next to it."
Yes, yes - I see it now. Page #24 in the 28 page booklet. Thanks.  
"There are no pictures with Blackmore near any amp."
I think that's why I never noticed the AC30 before.  
"You can tell I am a Purple Geek :-)"
I've been a Blackmore fan ever since I first heard the Machine Head album. I think it had just been released and I had been playing guitar for about a year at the time. It really influenced my playing & even today I incorporate certain "Blackmore" riffs in my solo's, usually in places where you wouldn't expect to find them. In 1983 I traveled on the road with Ian "Fergie" Ferguson, who was Ritchie's guitar roadie. I didn't realize who he was at the time and kicked myself later when I realized the opportunity I had missed to find out some of the inside scoop on Ritchie's gear. Damn!!!