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Cosmin Lupu
post Jan 28 2013, 09:36 AM
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A great collection of stories from the 'Gear nannies' - the awesome guys taking care of the axes belonging to the awesome people we revere on stage!

http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issu...uitar_Tech.aspx


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post Jan 28 2013, 07:43 PM
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How come they never asked me for an interview?????? mad.gif mad.gif

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I met Lee Dickson a couple of times, he is an amazingly nice guy to talk to and a huge font of knowledge on all things 'Guitar'!!
The first time I met him was in a Bar in London. There was a group of us (me and my friends) all sitting around a big round table. The conversation had gotten around to one of those 'If you could do any job in the world, what would you do?' types. Anyway, it got around to me and I said:-
'I would love to just be someone's Tech, I'm not too interested in being the actual 'Rock Star' anymore!'
'Like whose Guitar Tech?'
'I don't know really, someone like Eric Clapton would be cool.'
Just after I said this aguy sitting on the next table tapped me on the shoulder and said:-
'I do that.'
'Do what?' I asked,
'I look after Eric's Guitars, my name's Lee Dickson, nice to meet you!'
After which I sat and chatted to him for a good couple of hours!!
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post Jan 28 2013, 08:01 PM
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Hehehe! Looks like Neil is ready to start his story too!


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post Jan 28 2013, 08:03 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jan 28 2013, 07:01 PM) *
Hehehe! Looks like Neil is ready to start his story too!

There are many!!! I wouldn't want to bore you all with them!!
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post Jan 28 2013, 10:27 PM
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An acquaintance of mine has been playing in the Doors tribute band 'wild child' for years - since the late 80's or early 90s(?).
Because of that gig he eventually became Robbie Kriegers guitar and amp tech ... and now he subs for Krieger when he can't or doesn't want to do a Doors gig or tour.

Almost exact same story for a buddy who is the drummer for EW&F ... started as the drum tech.

Being a tech is a great way to get your foot in the door so to speak (pun intended).

*and Jones - please bore us! I love this stuff.

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post Jan 29 2013, 09:40 AM
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Nice story Ken biggrin.gif And Neil, PLEASE share some stories of your own, mate!


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post Jan 29 2013, 10:30 AM
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I think the guitar tech stories are a fantastic insight in to the world of pro musicians, as are some of the session and touring guitarist stories.


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post Jan 30 2013, 08:30 AM
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And, they are seen from the perspective of a watcher AND connoisseur, which is a plus for the listener - so, Neil, let's hear some nice stories biggrin.gif


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post Jan 31 2013, 01:51 AM
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I'll put a few up over the weekend!
They may take me some time to type out!!
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post Jan 31 2013, 09:15 AM
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Alright! Looking forward to read them biggrin.gif


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post Feb 4 2013, 04:01 PM
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Interesting! I did some guitar tech work for a while when I was getting started teaching. Hated it, absolutely loathed it. Just wanted to play the damn thing wink.gif


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post Feb 5 2013, 09:15 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jan 31 2013, 08:15 AM) *
Alright! Looking forward to read them biggrin.gif

Coming later this week! Didn't have much time this weekend as most of it was spent ill in bed!
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post Feb 6 2013, 09:37 AM
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Oh, have a quick recovery man!

I just noticed Slash's techs last evening and they were buzzing around like bees to change guitars for the whole band almost all the time! Awesome gig, by the way!


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post Feb 7 2013, 09:36 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 6 2013, 08:37 AM) *
Oh, have a quick recovery man!

I just noticed Slash's techs last evening and they were buzzing around like bees to change guitars for the whole band almost all the time! Awesome gig, by the way!

Thanks C-man! Should be typing them up at the weekend!!
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post Feb 8 2013, 10:21 AM
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Looking forward to that wink.gif


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