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    RIP Don Wilson

    At the beginning of it all for me. Don Wilson, co founder of The Ventures, has passed at 88. Every kid with a guitar in the 60's cut their teeth playing this raw riff. Natural causes and 88. Not a bad way to go out.

    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

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    So GOOD!

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    So good for sure! Saw them play in a bowling alley in Bako in the 70s. I was there with my Okie neighbors for league night followed by some music. I had no idea of what I was watching/hearing at the age of 10 but goddamn I loved it. Punk was popular at the halfpipe but the Ventures worked better with the halfpipe flow imo. May those fingers RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post
    At the beginning of it all for me. Don Wilson, co founder of The Ventures, has passed at 88. Every kid with a guitar in the 60's cut their teeth playing this raw riff. Natural causes and 88. Not a bad way to go out.

    Was it a stratocaster with a whammy bar?

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    Maybe. I'm no expert.

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    Don Wilson is playing a Strat. The lead guitar is a Fender Jazzmaster.
    I like surf guitar.

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    I think he played a Mosrite....

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    Jazzmaster. Don't forget to crank up the Harmonic Tremolo and flog that Brownface reverb tank for all it's got!


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    Quote Originally Posted by highangle View Post
    Jazzmaster. Don't forget to crank up the Harmonic Tremolo and flog that Brownface reverb tank for all it's got!

    according to the wiki they're the only rock band to ever appear on the Lawrence Welk Show. And I'm willing to bet that this is the only Lawrence Welk segment to ever appear in TGR. Except ironically in the next post in this thread probably.

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