Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Oils gear/effects...recognize any?

Kate Parker Adams kate at dnki.net
Tue Apr 13 17:50:28 MDT 2004

Heya Bruce,

A long-time buddy of mine is close friends with a couple who own a guitar
pedal and effects shop down in the Blue Ridge.  I'll forward this to my
friend and see if we can get a response from them.

  -----Original Message-----
  From: powderworks-bounces at cs-lists.cs.colorado.edu
[mailto:powderworks-bounces at cs-lists.cs.colorado.edu]On Behalf Of Bruce
  Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 6:45 PM
  To: powderworks at cs.colorado.edu
  Subject: [Powderworks] Oils gear/effects...recognize any?

  Hey Powder Pickers and Seekers of God-like Tone,

  Rob and I were exchanging notes on his most excellent pictures of JM's and
MR's pedal boards. I've noted a few that I recognize, some I've owned and
others I'd love to get my feet on, and a couple I have no idea what they

  Anybody else recognize anything on either board? I'm forwarding the post
with comments and don't forget to check out his pictures if you haven't
already@  http://ribman.liveonthe.net/

  breath, groove, energize...

  bruce in calgary

  Bruce Robertson <the_oil_fish at yahoo.ca> wrote:
    Hey Rob - thanks!

    Great shots of the fx, complete with feets in motion!
    I recognized some of the gear - notably a Boss GE7 equalizer, a couple
of older-looking MXR units, 2 Boss Compressor/sustainer pedals, and Jim's
about-to-be-crushed Ibanez Tube Screamer (a ts9 perhaps?) and an assortment
of volume pedals, tuners and some other stuff that I can't quite make out.
I'm guessing one of the pedals on Jim's board is an mxr phaser, and I think
he had some kind of whammy foot unit for e-beat when they played in Calgary
last time. (I hung around afterward like a bad smell but was chased off
stage by a large and unfriendly roadie, so didn't get a good look at the

    I love the way Martin is gripping his vibrato bar on that old strat -
very manly. But whatever Jim is about to do with his left hand looks
scarey - mashing a bunch of B stuff with this thumb while smashing Bb with
his finger - when I tried that grip the neighbour's cat jumped out of its

    Thanks again for the cool insight into the Oils tone. Of course the real
magic of tone is in the fingers, but it's nice to know what MR and JM used
to enhance their organic giftedness eh?


    bruce in calgary

    ribman at manthey.com.au wrote:
      time is scant ... baby is crying again ... and work to do too ... will
post some more later (found
      some lovely shots that had faded from my memory) ... here's the ones
originally in question
      though ... 60 - 70k per file



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