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Yeah, saw Mountain at the Eastown Theater in Detroit in late '70/early '71 and that we're freakin awesome! I remember him using a Flying V as well, live. But, there are lots of ways to skin the kit these days.
Not too unusual an overdrive. Whaddheuse a Buddha amp? So a tonebenderish overdrive, marshall jackhammer sorta thing. Got some white noise, top boost, presence on top. Good sound, not very unusual really.
I produced 5 albums for Leslie, trust me it's all in his fingers!
Yup. I used to see Leslie with his old band the Vagrants on Long Island several times in the mid to late 60's, and sometimes he'd just use whatever was availible at the club, and no matter what he played through, he got his sound.
I have to agree, when you listen to the guitar on MQ and just about anything else he played, it sounds like it's jumping out of the speakers, that's his attack.
just a rippin guitar player. When I first started to assemble my studio I bought some patch bays from his old place Charles Lane.
I grew up a huge mountain fan and was always mistified by his guitar sound. And then 20 years later I played a jr w p90's and was like, Oh. If you are a half decent guitar player, have a mahogany guitar with p90's plugged into an ultralinear amp on 10 and dont make a sound that is reminiscient of "climbing" check to make sure the amp is on... Ya also gotta take into account what pappalardi is doing under him, mountain was definitely a "lets all play the same note at the same time" type of thing.
I saw Mountain a couple of years ago, great show. Leslie was playing that Dean guitar that has his name on it. He had a pedal board with lots of things on it... I did notice a Tube Screamer, but I don't know if he used it or not. He was playing into several Marshalls. Sound was great.