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    Just came back from Strings Attached at the Zinc Bar, my third time.

    I want to make a comment about Vic Juris. I wasn't familiar with his work before and I don't see him discussed much on line. Maybe I missed it somehow.

    He's an absolutely remarkable player. Every note rings out clearly, great ideas in both soloing and comping and an incredible guitar tone. He did one of his own tunes, written as a tribute to John Abercrombie, which sounded great.

    His gear included a Sadowski and a Fuchs amp. He had a box of some kind but I couldn't see what it was. Anybody know?

    A nice dry sense of humor too.

    Anyway, nice going, Mr. Juris!

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    One of my favorites. I love his stuff with Dave Liebman.

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    I don't know the year of this article, but it says he uses a RAT Pedal (which I personally have seen multiple local Jazz guitarists use as well) and a Roland GR-50 Synth. There may be more in the long article.



    PREPARED GUITAR: Vic Juris 13 questions
    *****NOTE: This will be of no help, since I found out this quote was from around 2002. I tried to delete the post but there was no Delete button. Sorry***
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    I haven't been to the Zinc bar, but I've seen Vic use a Boss SE 50 a lot. They were 'the' jazz effects box for a while, I've seen Vic, John Abercrombie, John Stowell and Mick Goodrick use them. Boss Classics

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    one of my favorite Juris solos....


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    The box was maybe 5 or 6 inches tall and maybe 3 wide.

    Four white chickenhead knobs. Arranged in the corners of a rectangle.

    With the knobs on the bottom, there's a pilot light on the upper right. Looks like a stompswitch in the upper middle.

    Background color near the knobs is dark. Upper portion background is white.

    I mention it because his sound was huge! I know that he can probably sound good with six rubber bands and a cigar box, but I'm still wondering how he was doing it.

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    Vic's the Man! Lots of great recordings as a leader and side man.

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    The whole video is great, but check out the first 3 minutes:


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    Quote Originally Posted by jbernstein91 View Post
    The whole video is great, but check out the first 3 minutes
    Jawdropping reminder of how little I know . . .

    in the most musical way. Wow!
    "Don't worry about that. Everybody talks about finding your voice. Do your homework and your voice will find you." - Branford Marsalis

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    I like this group:





    [They have a great album with Vic -- all originals!]

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    MB3 is a great trio, earlier incarnation had Jimmy Bruno in it:

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    found it:







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    "The instrument keeps me humble. Sometimes I pick it up and it seems to say, "No, you can't play today." I keep at it anyway, though." Jim Hall

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    If those are the original changes, Ralph Patt's Vanilla Book needs to be updated!

    He has a lot of material on youtube, some old, some new. Great playing throughout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpjazzguitar View Post
    The box was maybe 5 or 6 inches tall and maybe 3 wide.

    Four white chickenhead knobs. Arranged in the corners of a rectangle.

    With the knobs on the bottom, there's a pilot light on the upper right. Looks like a stompswitch in the upper middle.

    Background color near the knobs is dark. Upper portion background is white.

    I mention it because his sound was huge! I know that he can probably sound good with six rubber bands and a cigar box, but I'm still wondering how he was doing it.