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#81
i can get close to his tone, but can anyone help pin-point this tone besides Custom Strats and *Beautiful* Two-Rock Amps... http://video.msn.com under John Mayer on his 'Belief' performance. i have a strat with TX Specials and a Classic 30 as well as a Boss OD-9
#82
Quote by Roll251
Blues guys are notorious for having huge egos. Lightnin' Hopkins remark to Billy Gibbons is an example of this; "Lightnin' change when Lightnin' want to." Apart from that Extra! interview where he said he's the only pop musician that can make the transition to blues and not lose fans, which I think is true, I haven't heard anything of the "I'm the shit" variety come out of his mouth. If he has though, please enlighten me.



He was in the studio with B.B. King, he and B.B. King were having a small debate and John Says "No, You listen to me " But that's just hearsay from an avid John Mayer fan of mine.

That aside, he's an amazing songwriter, musician, and has some killer tone to boot. Long live John Mayer. He may not be very innovative, but neither is Eric Clapton (Oh I know I'm gonna regret saying that)

As for bluesy musicians being arrogant, B.B. King and SRV never seem/seemed very arrogant to my knowledge. It's really just guitarists in general that tend to be arrogant
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#83
Quote by TUMFP
i can get close to his tone, but can anyone help pin-point this tone besides Custom Strats and *Beautiful* Two-Rock Amps... http://video.msn.com under John Mayer on his 'Belief' performance. i have a strat with TX Specials and a Classic 30 as well as a Boss OD-9


I can tell you he uses a BYOC tremelo that he says has been slightly modded. I was watching a video and it really was too blurry to tell. But I'm near certain he has a Boss DD-something (not DD-20) and a Tubescreamer based pedal (Maxon Tubescreamer or a TS-808) But his amps really are his biggest source of tone/
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#85
Quote by TUMFP
i can get close to his tone, but can anyone help pin-point this tone besides Custom Strats and *Beautiful* Two-Rock Amps... http://video.msn.com under John Mayer on his 'Belief' performance. i have a strat with TX Specials and a Classic 30 as well as a Boss OD-9


I heard he uses really weak pickups, so the TX Specials arn't going to help you with that :P
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#86
Quote by TylerRRR
I heard he uses really weak pickups, so the TX Specials arn't going to help you with that :P

He used a sig SRV strat (loaded with Texas Specials) with a tortise pickguard in his earlier days (Before his sig) like at Crossroads and Any Given Tuesday dvd.
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#87
Quote by Quoteman
He was in the studio with B.B. King, he and B.B. King were having a small debate and John Says "No, You listen to me " But that's just hearsay from an avid John Mayer fan of mine.

That aside, he's an amazing songwriter, musician, and has some killer tone to boot. Long live John Mayer. He may not be very innovative, but neither is Eric Clapton (Oh I know I'm gonna regret saying that)

As for bluesy musicians being arrogant, B.B. King and SRV never seem/seemed very arrogant to my knowledge. It's really just guitarists in general that tend to be arrogant

Can I have a link from where you got that from?
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#88
If john mayer put down BB King in anyway, then he truely is a prick.

EDIT: Masterplan you're correct for his earlier tone (An SRV strat with a changed out pickguard) but in recent years and on his custom model he has very weak output pickups.
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#89
Quote by The Master Plan
Can I have a link from where you got that from?


Not an official slam on him yet, I just heard it from a close friend of mine that's obsessed with the guy (in a musical way)

P.S. And no, I'm not making up stuff to make him look bad, I really like him as said in previous post
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#90
Quote by TylerRRR
If john mayer put down BB King in anyway, then he truely is a prick.

EDIT: Masterplan you're correct for his earlier tone (An SRV strat with a changed out pickguard) but in recent years and on his custom model he has very weak output pickups.

Yea now he uses the low Output pups on his mayer strat but most of the time he uses his Hendrix strat.
Fender custom Shop 69's will get you close to that strat tone or Lindy Fralin Underwounds for his sig strat tone.
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#91
i hear nothing but good things about those Lindy Fralin's...i got TX Specials in a custom strat right now, which do surprisingly well for his tone, but on my next strat i wanna look into those L. Fralin's.
#92
^Pretty much the same situation for me. I have a set of Texas Specials in my guitar, but if i ever get another strat, i'm probably putting some Fralins in it.
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#94
i love him
listen to some johnny lang to

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#97
I feel the need to defend John's character here somewhat. I do think that his ego has grown a fair amount but I also believe he's one of the more humble guitar icons out there right now.

Previously he was extremely soft-spoken and would rarely give out interviews, especially on TV. However, now that his fame has reached large proportions and he has a quarter of the young female population in America screaming for his hunk of man-meat it woudl be hard for him not be be changed just a bit. Frankly, I don't blame him for it.

So yea, he's gotten a bit cockier/confidant in just about everything, from his clothes to his playing. However, for the record I have NEVER seen or heard of him putting down another musician especially a guitarist and I challenge anyone to show me otherwise.

I think a lot of the talk about him being so cocky is because he's honestly a little weird. He's quite eccentric in what he does and how he thinks, if you've ever seen his myspace page or listened to some of his little "speeches" in concert you can tell that he's not quite thinking on the same plane as the rest of us.


O, and FYI. I respect his playing and I dig a few of his songs. But I wouldn't call myself a huge fan of his. I just dislike it when people spread bad stuff about someone who dosn't necessarily deserve or need it. Plus i find his bizarreness somewhat endearing (i relate to it a bit).

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#98
you guys also gotta see what he's doing to help other bands get signed....his myspace page....www.myspace.com/johnmayer he is using his fourth song slot on his player to promote an unsigned band on myspace called Kunek. Can you imagine the publicity recieved from your music being on JM's page?!?! Talk about loving the music.
#99
I wrote in that "best blues player" topic about my thoughts on John Mayer.

For all the non believers, I figured I'd upload a live, acoustic version of "Who Did You Think I Was."

http://www.sendspace.com/file/jk330f

Yea, the guy can play.
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#101
He puts his soul into all of the music that he plays. I've seen him play live, and I haven't seen anyone get more into their music. Whether it's pop or blues. The guy is amazing at what he does.
#102
Quote by NewYorkYankee
He puts his soul into all of the music that he plays. I've seen him play live, and I haven't seen anyone get more into their music. Whether it's pop or blues. The guy is amazing at what he does.


exactly...NewYorkYankee is right, if youve seen him live you know what he means
#103
I didn't really get into him, untill I saw "Try!" on television, with him playing live. I enjoy him pushing the three piece look. To be honest, so many guitarists are obsessed with image. A friend of mine at work today hit the spot, especially for local flavor: "So many guys are just focusing on being cool, I wish they would just shut up and make some music."

He can throw down chops when he needs to, and really, that has brought in a lot of new fans.Myself included. Plus, on the Try Album, he did cover "Wait till Tommorrow", from Axis: Bold as Love, which was Hendrix's pop album. Personally, it and Band of Gypsys are my favorites.

Hendrix and pop! Awsome
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#104
I think hes more of a pop player, but when he plays blues he kicks some major ass at it.
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#106
I learned "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" today......

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#107
I say that Hendrix album is pop due to radio accessibility and, generally speaking, about a length of 3 minutes.

Though the limitation of trying to get songs about 3 minutes really pulled some good tones out of Jimi, and I think Mayer does the same thing.

He says what he needs to say when he records.
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#108
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I learned "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" today......



amen...^i play "Slow Dancing..." everytime i pick up my guitar, and the solo. short, simple...but damn is it powerful
#109
Yeah, the solo is actually the first part i figured out. It's quite simple, but quite cool.
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#111
I love John Mayer, but i admit his old stuff is pretty "pop". But the Continuum cd really changed my mind. To me his whole new cd is not a bit pop. And to prove how good of a musician he is listen to "Slow Dancing In A Burning Room", or Hendrix cover "Bold As Love" wow....

I do give him props to be young and being in a time where all music is is rap or pop or emo stuff, he really keeps blues alive and is a damn good songwriter
#114
if you take the time to learn lots of his stuff, it pays off...he tends to use much more diverse styles into one than most others...i also recommend learning his older stuff to...ts all fun.
#115
does anyone have Mayer's performance on the grammy's last night (1/25) with John Legend and Corrine Bailey Rae...i missed it and am dying to see it...please
#116
Man, you almost scared the shit out of me with that, thinking I missed the Grammy's.

The show isnt until Feb 11th, dude.

Thats preety badass Mayer is playing with Legend and Bailey Rae (which was announced on 1/25).
#117
I can dig this guy. I saw him on the Crossroads DVD, but i dunno. I've heard his commercial crap. Is he really that good a guitarist??
#118
^He's quite talented.
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#119
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Man, you almost scared the shit out of me with that, thinking I missed the Grammy's.

The show isnt until Feb 11th, dude.

Thats preety badass Mayer is playing with Legend and Bailey Rae (which was announced on 1/25).


load off my shoulders...thats going to be such a damn good set

^^and yes, he really is pretty talented
#120
Ya hes more than pretty talented. This guy is amazing quite frankly. Its his live stuff that really sets him apart for me. So that show with Legend and Rae whould be quite the thing.
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