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Old 10-20-2020, 04:01 PM
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Default Dickie Betts killin it on an Alvarez by Yairi

I'm a Yairi fan and just found this video yesterday. Have loved the song forever. It's a great video I love the old southern rock style of multiple layered guitars live. Had no idea DB played a Yairi. Here's a guy that can play whatever he wants whether they're given to him or not. You can clearly see the headstock logo in a few shots. I just thought it was super cool. Hope you enjoy.


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Old 10-20-2020, 04:34 PM
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Acoustic Melissa is on our band set list. We messed briefly with the dual licks but since we only have 2 guitars the sound washes out when we are both playing solos so we abandoned it. So the solo is my weak attempt to sound like Dickie Betts. It's a great song and is always a crowd favorite.
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Old 10-20-2020, 04:52 PM
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Hey, I can play just like that...not.
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Old 10-20-2020, 04:59 PM
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Simply exquisite! I miss the ABB.
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Old 10-20-2020, 05:08 PM
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My partner and I perform this. I'm the rhythm player, but my partner is a really good lead player and can rip Dickie Betts's part really well. Not quite the impact as with double lead, but we always get a lot of compliments on it.

On another note, we start a two song "smash-together" doing Bread's "Make it with You", and then go right into Melissa.
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I miss the ABB.
I do too. I was watching Stevie Ray Vaughan over the weekend and couldn't help but think about Duane. Died 49 years ago this month. Hard to believe.
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Old 10-20-2020, 05:13 PM
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Great post !
Oh this is absolutely a fantastic song. I enjoyed the heck out of it. I love the ABB, no matter who was playing in the band from the late 60's all the way thru 2014. They had it all.
Edcmat - You should check out the acoustic version of "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed". You can find it on you tube.
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Old 10-20-2020, 05:44 PM
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Had no idea DB played a Yairi. Here's a guy that can play whatever he wants whether they're given to him or not. You can clearly see the headstock logo in a few shots. I just thought it was super cool. Hope you enjoy.
Yairi fan too. Yes, that's super cool.
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Old 10-20-2020, 06:37 PM
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Another Yairi fan. Not sure what DB is playing. Dark top, bound neck.

DY-??
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Old 10-20-2020, 07:19 PM
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Thanks for this. Always loved this song so.
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Old 10-20-2020, 08:52 PM
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That was awesome. The ABB were something special.
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Long time ABB fan here. Just for the record...Warren Haynes is no slouch either!
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Another Yairi fan. Not sure what DB is playing. Dark top, bound neck.

DY-??
The shape of the headstock would date it to pre-79. Pretty sure the video is mid to late 90s. By the fret board inlay it's most likely a DY74, 77 or 78.
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Old 10-21-2020, 07:14 AM
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Long time ABB fan here. Just for the record...Warren Haynes is no slouch either!
Agreed he's a bad man.
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Old 10-21-2020, 08:39 AM
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great song...great rendition...

loved the original 6 soooo much...

title of the vid is funny though..
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