In the last post by Pete, I subconciously skipped the RAC and ended up reading AA battery. Don't suppose that would have done the trick! I remember asking my dad which was best, the AA or RAC. His reply, "The RAC, I've never been in them" Regards, Charlie
I had some free time and watched the Final Tour and Final Reunion versions of Atlantis. Here are my conclusions:
1. In the Final Tour, and as in the 1989 show (Liverpool?), Hank switches back and forth from the middle pickup to the bridge pickup. In the outro, he doesn't switch to the bridge PU before that troublesome first note but does so immediately after, delaying the following note a bit. Or so it seems to me.
2. In the Final Reunion, he doesn't switch at all, it seems, pegging the switch to the bridge pickup.
I think to play the piece live exactly as originally recorded, one needs a second guitarist and have him play just the muted sections. You can tell hime "there are no small parts, just small players."
I now wonder whether the muted sections should be played on the middle pickup. It sounds correct on the neck pick-up on my gear.
Hi Frank, I've had the same thing happen. What they do is give an introductory discount and then make you think you're paying the normal price at remewal, but it isn't, it's a lot higher. Didn't tell them to stuff it yet, but will do as soon as they don't knock enough off. I'll probably then go with Green Flag. Saga and the AA are now part of the same company, just in case you want to experiment with pitching one against the other for car insurance in the future. Regards, Charlie
Maybe the first note of the main melody on the A string is back picked which does change the tone of things and HBM does back pick a lot as we know. I have tried back picking in the main melody and found a notable difference in the tones so that is my contention. I certainly switch from neck to bridge after the last muted section and there is just enough time to accomplish the switch especially if you do not rush into the next bit and perhaps phrase it so no big rush.
Only just picked up on this so sorry for the lateness, Charlie is right regarding rge end section, because if you listen to this version from The Shadows at Abbey Road you will hear two notes at the the pickup change, as for the starting note it sounds the same both times in the first phrase, but there is an interesting bit of conversation at the end of the sound clip Regards Tony