Eddy Grant’s LP Special

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Eddy Grant’s LP Special

Post by countertext » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:18 pm

There’s a couple clips from The Equals (or just Equals) that feature Eddy Grant goin’ nuts with a beat up, double-cut TV LP Special, but this one has a clear shot of it where you can see he has bumped the bridge P-90 to the middle and stuck a humbucker in the bridge.

Stand Up And Be Counted is tuff as nails, and that guitar has so much style I cain’t stand it. I can’t find any interweb reference to that particular axe at all. Anybody have any secret knowledge?

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Re: Eddy Grant’s LP Special

Post by stevejamsecono » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:07 am

I don't but this is cool as hell. I should check out the Equals more.

Also I've got a Double Cut LP Special that I've been trying to rewire, should probably get back to that...
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Re: Eddy Grant’s LP Special

Post by Johno » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:40 am

Looks like the video was filmed in Hampton Court?

The best shot of the guitar is actually the best part of the song 2mins 10 seconds.... faux wang bar?

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Re: Eddy Grant’s LP Special

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:08 am

Holy shit!! Who knew?!

Guitar aside...Electric Avenue was huge when I was a kid & years later I had a college friend who lived on that very street. It felt very much like a home from home, seeing as Brixton was very similar to Chapeltown (a neighbourhood in Leeds, my hometown).

I know Eddy Grant had a massive following but I've never seen this before & never knew he went back so far! Hilariously cool!!!
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Re: Eddy Grant’s LP Special

Post by del » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:40 pm

Eddy Grant's guitar sound is tops! That sharp, buzz/fuzz really accentuates the groove of the song.
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Post by dinosaurkale-> » Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:19 am

wow that tune as A LOT of cowbell

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Re: Eddy Grant’s LP Special

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:53 am

Of course! Baby Come Back. I'd totally forgotten about this track.

Sorry, total thread derail but, is that a Wandre being played too?
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Re: Eddy Grant’s LP Special

Post by countertext » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:14 am

I think his Wandre got more attention - there are more photos floating around of him playing that in the early days of the band. Toilet-seat rockers ain’t afraid.

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