Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Roy Buchanan "Nancy"-Collectors Choice November 82

This was Roy's guitar. It will be on exhibit starting this weekend, at the Fender Museum in Fullerton, CA. Here’s the details:

Opening Gala at the Fullerton Museum

Saturday, March 22, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Join the Fullerton Museum Center in celebrating the opening of TWO exhibits, including a NEW exhibit in the Leo Fender Gallery! Take this special opportunity to view “Solid Design: Leo Fender’s Telecaster” and “The Delta Blues Project.” It will be an evening celebrating music, art, and everything in between! $20 Admission/Free for members. Food/Entertainment by Kid Ramos. Call (714) 738-6545 for more details.

The photo is by John Peden for the Collector's Choice photo session for the magazine centerfold.

But as an added treat while we had Roy and his ax in the studio, I interviewed him and we rolled videotape. Twenty-five years later, the results of that videotape can be seen on a commercially available DVD known as "Roy Buchanan Telly Talk."

Roy Buchanan Telly Talk!

Some more details about our setup for videotaping Roy. In the video he is playing the Telecaster that he is most identified with, called "Nancy". This Tele is well known to Roy freaks. The other thing is we had him playing through a 4X10 Fender Bassman amp, model 5F6-A considered by many that know to be the BEST guitar amp ever made by any company. It can be glimpsed in a few of the shots. We also used a 1961 brown Fender outboard spring reverb unit model 6G-15. We employed two good Nakamichi microphones, one for vocal and the other on the amp. Roy definitely liked the tone of this rig (who wouldn't ?) This set up along with the relaxed vibe of the shoot and Noë the G’s knowledgeable questions contributed to a very short but successful video.

... and there's more info on it on my blog here:

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