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Robin Trower!

Postby TM1 » 24 May 2017, 11:33

Here's some shot I took of Robin this past week(May 2017):
He's using 2-100 watt Vintage-Modern's:
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The Band: Besides Robin is Chris Taggert on Drums & Rich Watts on Bass! These guys are amazing & I think Robin is playing better now than he did 40 years ago!

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Postby TM1 » 24 May 2017, 11:36

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Re: Robin Trower!

Postby TM1 » 24 May 2017, 11:56

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#1: Crowd at Doheny, #2 Steve Russell, Robin's guitar tech. Also works for Clapton & Andy Fairweather-Low, Me & Todd Krause who runs Fender Custom Shop & builds Robin's guitars. #3 is at the Fox Theater in Riverside, Ca.

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Re: Robin Trower!

Postby Cousin Muely » 24 May 2017, 13:01

That Is Awesome! Appreciate you sharing these!
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Re: Robin Trower!

Postby surfnorthwest » 24 May 2017, 16:54

No secret Robin is one of my top 5 favorite players, I never grow tired of listening to his soulful playing. I totally agree that has playing has gotten better, his last few CDs are amazing.

I would have liked to have seen more modern stuff on that set list but he has to play the old classics so I understand. I got to meet Robin once and have some nachos with him back in 1998 at the Ballard Firehouse in Seattle. it is the show that was captured on his CD "This Was Now '74-'98".

I showed up during the sound check around 3pm and nobody said anything as I walked into the venue. I sat down and watched him and the band for about an hour. At the end I introduced myself and as you know Robin loves his fans and is as humble of a person there is. I enjoyed beyond words talking with him. Davey Pattison also joined us where I found out he was the old singer from Ronnie Montrose solo project Gamma.

I rarely miss a chance to go see him, for me its a clinic and proves to me that sometimes playing good notes soulfully is so much better than playing fast.

Thanks for the pics, I am sure you had a great time.
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Re: Robin Trower!

Postby Cousin Muely » 24 May 2017, 18:07

I find it fantastic a guy at his age still ripping. I've always been a fan of his playing myself. His style is a style I can't get enough of.
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Re: Robin Trower!

Postby Anitoli » 24 May 2017, 18:22

Two 100w VM half stacks???? What's he thinking???? I was completely convinced due to modern peer pressuring that lunchbox amps were the in thing for portability/tone. Everything is miced through the PA, you don't need that kind of power anymore. I just don't get it. Those poor people in the front row, never hear right again. This is taking irresponsible musicianship to the highest degree.












Bet it sounds killer................. :bgrin

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Re: Robin Trower!

Postby SteveD » 25 May 2017, 00:55

One of those half stacks is obviously a spare so in reality he's got a 77W (clean) amp on stage behind him. That's pretty conservative in comparison to some of the older school guys, especially for open air gigs.
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Re: Robin Trower!

Postby VanHeGen » 25 May 2017, 02:08

Awesome, thanks for sharing! He is such a legend.

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Re: Robin Trower!

Postby sikter » 25 May 2017, 03:21

Robin's got it all!
There are many good players out there who don't know how to use guitar amplifiers.
They think their technicians set everething perfectly up but the're wrong. No one can set it up for you. You need to understand that your el guitar is not your only instrument. Guitar is worthless without the amp. Music begins when they join and respond together to your both hands, fingers, your shoulder, your whole body. Mostly to your heart.
Listen to Robin and hear Vintage Modern.
Millions think Vintage Modern is crap.
Think about it...
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Re: Robin Trower!

Postby TM1 » 25 May 2017, 11:28

Robin @ 72 years old still loves to play, write and perform. He sits in his dressing room before a show with his little(new) Blackstar Fly 3 amp warming up for 30-45 minutes and this is after the sound check in the afternoon.
Volume: Don't let the 1/2 stacks alarm you. If you saw the settings you'd be surprized. The volume's rarely above "4", Presence is off. It's more about air movement and clean headroom for him. Both amps are on. Spare heads sit on the floor behind the cabinet. He pushes the front with his Fulltone pedals, BTW, No pedalboard! He just sits them on the floor and depending on what he wants to hear in his mind depends on which pedals he uses. Normally it's a Deja Vibe, Clyde Wah, Wahful and an original Fulldrive and maybe his RT Overdrive and I've seen a Fat Boost a couple of times over the years. I think I saw it twice out of the 4 shows I was at last week.
I don't think he's overly loud as I can still talk to Steve Russell, who's his tech, while Robin's playing.

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Re: Robin Trower!

Postby TM1 » 25 May 2017, 11:33

Anitoli wrote:Two 100w VM half stacks???? What's he thinking???? I was completely convinced due to modern peer pressuring that lunchbox amps were the in thing for portability/tone. Everything is miced through the PA, you don't need that kind of power anymore. I just don't get it. Those poor people in the front row, never hear right again. This is taking irresponsible musicianship to the highest degree.


Hmm, not that loud, believe me. Have you ever seen Warren Haynes? Warren plays very loud and it's alot louder than Robin! I've stood on stage next to him and his volume buried mine..









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Re: Robin Trower!

Postby Papus » 25 May 2017, 15:54

Trower offers us a unique glimpse of what Jimi would be playing if he were alive today
Dime that puppy!!!

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Re: Robin Trower!

Postby Cousin Muely » 25 May 2017, 16:27

I love inside info like this.
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Re: Robin Trower!

Postby billy » 27 May 2017, 08:08

Hey TM1 thank you for sharing. Its great to see Robin and his crew from your perspective. Sorry I missed these shows.
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