Boston's Gear

The equipment produced by SR&D has a very close relationship with the band Boston and its music. This is the place for discussing Boston.
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Boston's Gear

Postby iZheil9152 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:47 pm

I will be filling this information out over time, along with pictures (when I find them).

Instruments

Tom Scholz:
// Guitars //
• Les Paul Gold Top "Mighty Mouse" (1968)
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• Les Paul Gold Top (1968)
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• Gibson Collector's Choice #10 Les Paul Gold Top (1968 re-issue)
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• Jackson <rarely mentioned>

• Guild D25 "smashed twice"
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• Guild G212 12-string

• Gibson SG Standard Bass (worn ebony)
• XL Custom Bass (2004 tour, "The launch")

// Keyboards //
• Hammond B-3 Organ
• Hammond M3 Organ
• Roland D-70 Synthesizer
• Very top keyboard on live setup (to be named later)


Gary Pihl:
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• Fernandes Revolver [+ Sustainer 401] (Custom Model)
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• Fernandes Twin Neck [+ Sustainer 101] (Custom Model)
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• Steinberger GS Black [+ Sustainer 101]
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• Steinberger GS Trans-Trem Tobacco Burst [+ Sustainer 101]
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• Bisceglia Stella with Steinberger GS Neck [+ Sustainer 101] (Custom Model)
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• Takamine (to be named later)
• Takamine (to be named later)
• Yamaha (to be named later)
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// Keyboards //
• Roland D-70 Synthesizer
• Clavinet


More coming when I find free time
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Postby iZheil9152 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:56 pm

Rigs

David Victor
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Gary Pihl
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credit to RC for the pictures
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Re: Boston's Gear

Postby iZheil9152 » Mon May 18, 2015 7:18 pm

reserved for future comment

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Re: Boston's Gear

Postby rbc » Wed May 20, 2015 3:25 am

I'll play. It looks like both Gary and David have a "clean" (CLN/CLN2) and "distortion" (DIST/EDGE) Sustainors. They both have the MIDI Octopus to control things. I wonder where the PGE2's and Smart Gates sit in the lineup? The output of the Sustainers?
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Re: Boston's Gear

Postby iZheil9152 » Wed May 20, 2015 3:58 am

rbc wrote:I'll play. It looks like both Gary and David have a "clean" (CLN/CLN2) and "distortion" (DIST/EDGE) Sustainors. They both have the MIDI Octopus to control things. I wonder where the PGE2's and Smart Gates sit in the lineup? The output of the Sustainers?

What I wonder is why the Rev 20 is Gary's clean sustainor while the prominent features of the unit are in the distortion settings. Mainly the autoclean

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Re: Boston's Gear

Postby rbc » Wed May 20, 2015 2:47 pm

iZheil9152 wrote:What I wonder is why the Rev 20 is Gary's clean sustainor while the prominent features of the unit are in the distortion settings. Mainly the autoclean


Maybe he likes the blue face Sustainor distortion better?
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Re: Boston's Gear

Postby Dale » Thu May 21, 2015 1:30 am

You also have too consider that Gary has way different guitar parts, solos, and sound than Tom.
I also think that over the last few years that Toms live sound has gotten better and his studio sound has devolved.

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Re: Boston's Gear

Postby RockmanCentralBob » Thu May 21, 2015 4:09 pm

Tom's studio sound has devolved? I don't agree with that at all. Listen to Third Stage and then compare that to LLH. LLH has way more definitition and clarity i. The guitar tracks.

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Re: Boston's Gear

Postby rbc » Fri May 22, 2015 3:48 am

iZheil9152 wrote:What I wonder is why the Rev 20 is Gary's clean sustainor while the prominent features of the unit are in the distortion settings. Mainly the autoclean


I'll wildly speculate in another direction. Maybe it was a bad week on the road and the distortion circuit in the Rev 20 was broken?
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Re: Boston's Gear

Postby Guitarvamp » Tue May 26, 2015 9:46 pm

And I'll throw another one in.... perhaps being in a band with so much going on sonically, they each need much less distortion.

Plus, I don't see dozens of Sustainors in each rack. They're not nuts like us. :lol: Maybe a 100 Sustainor is enough to get the job done (or simply has the right tone, or a different tone).