Customer Review: Pink Floyd: The Black Strat A history of David Gilmour's Black Fender Stratocaster
After reading this book in one sitting, it became an inspiration for me to build my own Gilmour black strat. It is a must for any fan of Pink Floyd as well as David Gilmour fan. A very detailed history of the guitar and it's owner and the various changes the guitar went through 'til it reached its current state. A wealth of pictures as well as info, so much as i said that i built my own gilmour strat. The only changes i made were in the neck, it is a C-shaped but a bit smaller to fit my hand, i did put a duncan ssl5 in the bridge, but instead of the fat 50's in the neck and 69 in the middle, i put 2 duncan ssl-3 in the neck and middle but the middle pickup is reverse wound, and instead of drilling a hole in the pickguard for the extra switch to turn on the neck pickup, i used a push-pull pot on the lower tone control to add the neck pickup. I decided to do the N.O.S version instead of the relic'd version. See if this book had that kind of inspiration for me, imagine what it may do for you. Go out and get it, enjoy yourself reading it, even if you don't build guitars.
Customer Review: David Gilmour's Black Strat-GRN
I, at first, scoffed at this story of David Gilmour's Black Strat; however, the more I thought about it, the more I believed that it would offer something of a storied journey. This proved to be a good historical read and journey of not only David and Phil Taylor, Daivid's Guitar Technician, but also of the journey of the Black Strat and several other Floydian Guitars. I am glad that I purchased and read this account.
I can describe Smooth Jazz sensation Boney James's CD Body Language for you with just one word... Outstanding!
It's a rare day indeed that I get a CD from an artist that I can truthfully say does not have a bad track in the bunch. I'm more than happy to announce that's exactly what I must say about this one. There simply is NOT a bad one in the bunch. No fillers here at all.
Body Language is a nicely varied, mix of 9 tracks from one of best smooth jazz sax players around. One of the nicer things about hearing an artist like Boney James is with the level of talent he posses even if Smooth Jazz isn't your favorite genre you still can't help but appreciate the greatness of the artist.
Listen to and I think you'll agree that the song choices are excellent, the production is outstanding and Boney James's sax work is about as good as it gets.
While the entire CD is outstanding the truly standout tracks are Are You Ready? [track 1], Into The Blue [track 2], and All Night Long [track 9].
My SmoothLee Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore [...as in "Stuck On REpeat"] is track 5, Boneyizm. You gotta love Boneyizm!
Body Language Release Notes:
Boney James originally released Body Language on February 23, 1999 on the Warner Bros. record label.
CD Track List Follows:
1. Are You Ready?
2. Into The Blue
3. Body Language
4. I'll Always Love You - (featuring Shai)
7. Bedtime Story
8. I Get Lonely
9. All Night Long
Personnel: Boney James (soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, keyboards, synthesizer, programming); Donnell Spencer Jr. (vocals, drums); Shai, Chelle Davis (vocals); Rick Braun (flugelhorn); David Torkanowsky (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, organ, keyboards); Phil Davis (keyboards, synthesizer, programming); Rex Rideout (keyboards, programming); Tim Heintz, Leon Bisquera, Mark Ellis Stephens (keyboards); Alex Al (synthesizer, bass); Paul Jackson Jr. (acoustic & electric guitars); Rohn Lawrence, Tony Maiden (guitar); Ronnie Garrett, Larry Kimpel (bass); Lil' John Roberts (drums); Paulinho Da Costa, Lenny Castro (percussion). Engineers include: Paul Brown, Bill Schnee, Don Murray.counterfeit guitars fender stratocast