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Simon Stephenson


From:
Hampshire, England
Post Posted 8 Feb 2008 3:17 am     Reply with quote

I've posted this on the British Steelies forum but no-one can help...

Have a look at this link

http://youtube.com/watch?v=BwPTYimAE7E

To me, that is brilliant but probably not to everyone's taste. Slightly distorted sound (and very loud). If I could sound like that I'd be a happy man!

If anyone could even hint at how to play the lick straight after "eastern seaboard", let alone tab it out, I'd be very happy!
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Barry Scott


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San Diego, California, USA
Post Posted 8 Feb 2008 9:14 am     Reply with quote

Simon, give me till Sat. and I will tab that lick out for you. I'm out of town until Friday night late. There are so many things to like about Al Perkins. Not only his playing and musical sensibilties, but he's also a very nice person.
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Joel Meredith


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Portland,Oregon, USA
Post Posted 8 Feb 2008 2:04 pm     Reply with quote

Can't wait, Barry. I really like your tab for "Close up the Honky Tonks", too.
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Alan Rudd


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Ardmore, Oklahoma
Post Posted 9 Feb 2008 7:13 am     Reply with quote

Al is playing in Franklin, TN at MickeyRoos about every other Wed. night.
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Barry Scott


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San Diego, California, USA
Post Posted 9 Feb 2008 10:43 am     Reply with quote

Thank you. I'm hung over from a birthday celebration but I will get to it this afternoon...and thanks for the info on Al P. Looks like a trip to Franklin is in order.
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Barry Scott


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San Diego, California, USA
Post Posted 10 Feb 2008 10:59 am     Reply with quote

This is the fill following the lyric "eastern seaboard" from 6 Days On The Road as presented from the you tube video. Clearly Al is using a right knee lever here but without knowing his copedent at the time, I am not sure why. There is another position where this fill can be done in the same register but this follows his hand movements. As far as the sound used on this tune..I think it works great. And few among us are going to question Mr. Perkin's taste. Hope this helps you guys. It was fun even with a hang over.
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Barry Scott


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San Diego, California, USA
Post Posted 10 Feb 2008 11:22 am     Reply with quote

WHOOPS!!!!! Sorry..the end of the fill should be 6th fret, no pedals on the 5 and 6 string, to 5th fret 5 and 6 string resolving to the 5and 6 strings on the 2nd fret A/B/pedals down. What I posted will work but this is correct. I will try to be more careful in the future.
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Simon Stephenson


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Hampshire, England
Post Posted 10 Feb 2008 1:03 pm     Reply with quote

Not sure of Al's full copedant in those days but from what I understand it was an 8 string E7 (E B D E G# B E G#).

Thanks very much for your effort.
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Tim Tweedale


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Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Post Posted 1 Feb 2010 8:19 pm     Reply with quote

This post deserves a bump to check out the amazing rockin' steel playing on the youtube clip!
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Shane Glover


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Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 1 Feb 2010 9:06 pm     Reply with quote

That's what I'm talkin bout !! IMHO That dude can pick his @$$ off. Chicken Wing flying out there & all !! I have never heard of Mr Perkins but I'm tellin ya I instantly became a fan !!
I love it !!! And thanks for the Tab.

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Steve Norman


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Seattle Washington, USA
Post Posted 1 Feb 2010 9:50 pm     Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcFVnSko_lE
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Karen Sarkisian


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Boston, MA, USA
Post Posted 6 Feb 2010 10:23 am     Reply with quote

does anyone have the intro tabbed out from the record ?
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Simon Stephenson


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Hampshire, England
Post Posted 9 Feb 2010 5:55 am     Reply with quote

The later clip is Al playing with Two Fingers of Firewater who are a great band. We've played with them a couple of times now. Wish I could have jammed with Al Perkins - I'm a jealous man!

Cheers

Hag.
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Joseph Barcus


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Volga West Virginia
Post Posted 14 Feb 2010 4:58 pm     Reply with quote

I will be posting a you tube video on the break of this one tomorrow or Tuesday. Al's tuning from top-G#-E-B-G#-E-D-B-E. he had two knees going to the right his left knee raised string 5 (E) to F# his right Lowered string 2 (E) to Eb. if you watch the video now you will see when he is lowering the E.
I will then cover Lloyd Green's take on it on a different video. Charlie Pride singing it
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Joseph Barcus


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Volga West Virginia
Post Posted 15 Feb 2010 1:12 pm     Reply with quote

I put a little something on youtube trying to cover this one I am sure that I missed some things but there is enough here to get you on some what of a right track. keep in mind that Al did not have the pleasure of all the bells and whistles we have today but what he had he worked it well. and it was once told to me by Jeff Newman every once in a while one needs to fold the knees up and work for what you want. it will make you a better player in the end. also there is no match to the tone that came off that fender as to what we have today. I had a guitar just like that once and somebody broke in my place and took it. I always thought it would show up one day around here but thats been years ago. any ole way heres the link to the you tube thing I did
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEv7OPfrrAk
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Ricky Thibodeaux


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Dallas,Texas
Post Posted 17 Feb 2010 2:44 pm     Reply with quote

Hey Joe, I got your first tab booklet. Do you have another for sale yet? Thanks...Ricky
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Simon Stephenson


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Hampshire, England
Post Posted 18 Feb 2010 8:52 am     Reply with quote

Joseph Barcus wrote:
I put a little something on youtube trying to cover this one I am sure that I missed some things but there is enough here to get you on some what of a right track. keep in mind that Al did not have the pleasure of all the bells and whistles we have today but what he had he worked it well. and it was once told to me by Jeff Newman every once in a while one needs to fold the knees up and work for what you want. it will make you a better player in the end. also there is no match to the tone that came off that fender as to what we have today. I had a guitar just like that once and somebody broke in my place and took it. I always thought it would show up one day around here but thats been years ago. any ole way heres the link to the you tube thing I did
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEv7OPfrrAk


Thanks for that.

I totally agree with you about the bells and whistles. I'm not an experienced player by any means but I've purposely limited myself to a very simple set-up to try and get the most I can out of that before getting any more complex. To be honest, I've not felt the need to have eight knee levers and ten pedals as yet - mostly because I don't feel like I've exhausted all the possibilities of the basic set-up (but also because I'm a bit reluctant to mess with my instrument and add the extras).

Most of the steel playing I aspire to was done on a very basic set-up.

Many thanks again.
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Mark Hershey


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New York, USA
Post Posted 18 Dec 2014 4:19 pm     Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBvcElUdV7w

I've purchased a few lessons from Jeff, and I have to say they are fantastic. They come with a tab and a link to a video where you get a breakdown of every lick. Nothing gets glossed over and he repeats the licks in slower speeds so you can get the idea.

This lesson covers the first verse of the FBB live version with Al Perkins.

At any rate, I've learned a good deal off of his guides and just spreading the good word.
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Jeff Rady


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Colorado, USA
Post Posted 19 Dec 2014 9:41 am     Eastern Seaboard Lick Reply with quote

Thanks Mark! Glad you are getting some value out of my site!

Here is the lick the way I heard it (Very slight variation from Barry's):




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Godfrey Arthur


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Philippines
Post Posted 2 Jan 2015 1:32 am     Reply with quote

Nice picking on the Six Days.

Just to add a photo, Al was with Stephen Stills and Chris Hillman in Manassas.

Still playing a ZB as in the clip below, a smooth and airy buckle rubber:

@6:20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuphMxyPWeA&list=RDc-Z3lhSCYM0&index=9&spfreload=1

But @ 31:21 Al turns his psg into a screaming distorto monster.




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Mark Hershey


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New York, USA
Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 8:07 am     Reply with quote

Mark Hershey wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBvcElUdV7w

I've purchased a few lessons from Jeff, and I have to say they are fantastic. They come with a tab and a link to a video where you get a breakdown of every lick. Nothing gets glossed over and he repeats the licks in slower speeds so you can get the idea.

This lesson covers the first verse of the FBB live version with Al Perkins.

At any rate, I've learned a good deal off of his guides and just spreading the good word.


Bumping this one up to the top. I went through Jeff's lesson again last night as a refresher and picked these licks up fast. This is such a great song to learn on the E9 pedal steel. Thankful for the work that Joe, Jeff and the forum members did figuring out the parts of this song.

Would love to see more Gram Parsons or Burrito Brothers tabs on here if anyone is up for it!
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Frank Freniere


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Chicago, IL
Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 2:33 pm     Reply with quote

I think you'll find a few Burritos/Parsons tabs in the Tablature section if you do a Search.
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Joachim Kettner


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Germany
Post Posted 2 Dec 2017 12:28 am     Reply with quote

Slightly off topic I know, but what R&B number is the origin of the pattern (at the beginning of the song) alternating between strings 10,9 and 8.
Something like "What I'd say" comes close but not exactly.
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Mark Hershey


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New York, USA
Post Posted 4 Dec 2017 9:45 am     Reply with quote

Frank Freniere wrote:
I think you'll find a few Burritos/Parsons tabs in the Tablature section if you do a Search.


Oh I've learned them all already.

If any one could tab this one out that would be amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AWo4GEnqD0

I've figured out most of it, I get stuck on the run down the neck from the 14th fret to the 7th fret and the licks around the 2nd fret.
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