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OT: Nuno Bettencourt appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Andy Sneap' started by J the TyranT, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. Kazrog

    Kazrog CEO/CTO, Kazrog, Inc.

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    There's a new Extreme album coming out, too! I'm so there!!!

    I'm a huge Nuno fan, he's one of the people who inspired me to play the guitar. I saw him play a few years ago with his former band Population 1 (who basically became Dramagods.) It was so weird because nobody was into it in Santa Barbara except for me. People ignored his band, it was fucking blasphemy. He was fucking shredding the whole time, and his vocals are top notch as well.

    After the set, nobody came up to him, so I jumped at the chance to say hey and let him know how he inspired me to pick up the guitar in 1991. He was totally cool, very humble down to earth guy.
     
  2. pifos_2

    pifos_2 des scoubidoubidous wha !

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    I love his playing. And I love Pornograffiti and III Sides to Every Story.

    But his conversion into Population 1 - Dramagods ain't my thing.
     
  3. The Unavoidable

    The Unavoidable jättebög

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    Nuno is ace, but Extreme really did suck. Mostly becuse the singing and lyrics took away everything cool about the music
     
  4. Chryst Krispies

    Chryst Krispies Vanilla Gorilla

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    I love Nuno's playing, and I like Extreme,

    BUT GOOD SHIT d0 those Washburns of his suck ass..

    I can't believe I own one.
     
  5. J the TyranT

    J the TyranT Thats just how it is...

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    lol, I actually dig Extreme's funky catchiness, man.

    Im not one for Washburns at any rate... but, having never played a Nuno axe... they look alright, save for those shit headstocks, lol
     
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    lol "Extreme did suck" lol
    sorry I had to say that ;)
     
  7. Chryst Krispies

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    The neck is like my classical guitar. It's huge.
    My sounds chunkadelic but the neck is just barbaric.
     
  8. Skinny Viking

    Skinny Viking ¯\(°_o)/¯ How do Lydian?

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    I track all my leads with my Nuno N4

    beautiful sounding guitar, too bad I absolutely HATE playing it ... so fucking uncomfortable
     
  9. J the TyranT

    J the TyranT Thats just how it is...

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    lol... so that's two so far hating on his washburn... thats funny
     
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    dan weapon Planet Smasher

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    I think Extreme's 'Pornograffiti' and 'Three Sides' had 5 or 6 awesome songs each. Nuno's playing is incredible.
     
  11. Kazrog

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    Really? I thought the whole point of it was ergonomics and fast performance? Why is it uncomfortable?
     
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    Chryst Krispies Vanilla Gorilla

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    The neck is like a fuckin 2x4... and that extended cutaway is jus plain gay.
     
  13. Kazrog

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    Weird, that pretty much renders the guitar pointless in that case. I figured it was ugly for the sake of playability. :lol:
     
  14. Liam Thompson

    Liam Thompson Lord of the Strings

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    Got my ticket for Newcastle, England in November
     
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    Just saw them last night in NY, awsone show

    NUNO HAS THESE NEW CUSTOM AMPS !!! it sounded awsome, i dont know who makes his amps... but it looked like his sounds came from a boss multi effects...
     
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    not sure what amps he uses but the tone on the new cd is even better than his ada mp1 days in the 80s which i thought were awesome particularly on III sides.


    then again i bet most players wouldn't know what to do with that tone. it's all in the hands for him i think.
     
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    i saw Extreme live in '93. they opened for Bon Jovi. i thought they were an awesome live band. Nuno played Midnight Express too. just sitting on a stool with an acoustic to start off his solo. sick, sick, sick! what an incredible guitar player.
     

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