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Paul Wade

Post Posted 14 Nov 2017 6:29 am     Reply with quote

great playing by jim Very Happy would like to know how he is playing the lead??

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Walter Stettner

Vienna, Austria
Post Posted 14 Nov 2017 7:35 am     Reply with quote

Great playing by Jim, but I am used to see him in suit and tie, that is strange. Very Happy

Kind Regards, Walter
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Ricky Davis

Buda, Texas USA
Post Posted 14 Nov 2017 10:17 am     Reply with quote

Yes here is how Jim is playing that Lead.
He hits his strings in a perfect timing in and around the beat. When he plays more than one string; in a group of two or three strings; they all ring out perfectly evenly. Going to the 2 chord of the song; he starts droning a open string along with bar sliding strings....that nobody on this earth can duplicate the movement he does and selection of pedaled strings with movement of bar and chord structure; cannot be duplicated by any normal steel guitar player(actually Dicky Overbey was only other master of this like Jim; I've heard; RIP Dicky).
There; I hope that helps explain how Jim Loessberg played that and the million other things he can play that makes us scratch our heads.
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Danny Letz

Old Glory,Texas, USA 79540
Post Posted 14 Nov 2017 4:10 pm     Reply with quote

And you gotta hold your mouth just right.
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Bill Cunningham

Atlanta, Ga. USA
Post Posted 14 Nov 2017 7:54 pm     Reply with quote

And the almost ever present allen wrench in his mouth ensures he does ot need to take iron supplements.Cool

Jim is truly one of the masters of both necks. He must be one of the most serious and exact students of the classic masters' solos. And a super nice guy to boot!
Bill Cunningham
Atlanta, GA
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Jim Loessberg

Austin, Texas U.S.A
Post Posted 11 Dec 2017 8:01 pm     Reply with quote

Dang! Thanks to everyone for the nice words. I really appreciate them.

As I recall the hall was very cold that night and Jody is kind enough to let me wear my jacket on those occasions.

I'd be happy to explain the solo to anyone interested. It's actually quite easy. When I was with Ray he had lowered the key of "A Way To Survive" to A and I tried to come up with something to play in that key. The open string thing in the 2 chord worked really well and I just adapted it to "Old Faithful". The open string part in the 5 chord was stolen straight from Dicky.

It's probably time for a new Allen wrench. That one has lost most of its flavor.

Best wishes,

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Ron Hogan

Nashville, TN, usa
Post Posted 13 Dec 2017 8:04 am     Reply with quote

Here is some droning if someone would like to copy it or us some ideas from it, your welcome to have at it.

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