yeah i have played the red special replicas and let me tell you the strings are gorgeous to play on, they extremely bendy, he uses 0.09 strings and errm yeah its a joy to play because the strings are a funny metal that doesnt hurt your fingers when playing them
I play them on my les paul. I was shocked to learn Brian uses 8 gauge strings!
Using 9 gauge on a 25.75" les paul is like spaghetti.
Brian uses 8 gauge on a 25" guitar, Must be like rubber bands! LOL
He doesn't. He uses a 9 gauge sets from Optiva.(Avaiable from A-strings)
When he started using the gold sets (Maxima before the name change to Optiva)he used their made up 8 gauge sets.
For most of his 70's-90's period he used a bespoke set - 8,9,11,16w,22w,34w. These have varied slightly but in essence are as shown.
His guitar has a scale length of 24" (610mm roughly)and playing these gossamer sets does take a small adjustment of your grip etc.
Brian uses 9 gauge strings but the feel of the guitar is very light and gentle. You have to look out for the pitch when you bend a string.
I've played several replicas, original and homemades (including my own).
The Red Special is 24' scale.
I have a RS and the strings are very easy to bend , low action and excellent finish. However it takes a while to get used to the pickups. it has less character that a stratocaster and it lacks the woody crunchy sound of the les paul, however it has a very own sound in several of the pickup combinations. Im sure having a proper vox ac30 its a must. I use a tiny solid state vox amp.
All I could figure out were "some day one day", tymd, and a ton of the solos...
read a transcription of "my melancholy blues", "dreamers ball" and "its late"
Can do most of both now
Apologies for all the three's...
My mobile phone seems to b on its last hurrah... The two/e button won't function :(
I have played several Queen songs before on guitar.. Given my lack of commitment and poor memory however, I can only actually play a couple from memory. I play a composite of lead and rhythm guitar (similar to Brian in a live setting) for Hammer To Fall, Hard Life, Bo Rhap, Killer Queen, It's Late (can't play the tapping solo though, I'm not that good), I Want It All (again, solo is too fast), Too Much Love Will Kill You & Days Of Our Lives. Not as comprehensive a knowledge as I would like but better than nothing I suppose.