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What's Al D. playing these days?

j45

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I call it mullet-math-rock.... :couch

Although the fusion guys are finally catching up on their hair styles...:yah
 

spidey

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Awesome! Watched this earlier. Wonder if the amp was supplied back line? Sounds great.
Also nice that Al is using LPs again.
 

BURSTGANG

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The PRS "AL DiMeola" " PRISIM" Model........................ that never looked or sounded right. He sounded great here with the old Black Les Paul.................not the same guitar though I believe this one he is playing now is a newer guitar is it not? Here with the Black Les Paul on the last RTF tour he was on.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M05Q02y4SU
 

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The PRS "AL DiMeola" " PRISIM" Model........................ that never looked or sounded right. He sounded great here with the old Black Les Paul.................not the same guitar though I believe this one he is playing now is a newer guitar is it not? Here with the Black Les Paul on the last RTF tour he was on.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M05Q02y4SU

Agreed on the Prisim!
Thanks for sharing that vid. Great stuff! Love the Romantic Warrior album. Also Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy with Bill Conners.
 

Dave P

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Flight over Rio, that sure brings back memories. Great to hear Al rip it up on electric playing his early stuff again. I learned how to alternate pick from listening to the Elegant Gypsy album.
 

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it is the same guitar. Looks like a refin/conversion. of a 56-57 Les Paul (Logo looks low)
 

BURSTGANG

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He used a gold top with DiMarzios when I saw the early RTF and that sounded great. Don't know what year this Custom is but it had a BIGSBY and VARITONE! HERE:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGNBMNeytZU BTW he was supposed to have had a Sunburst and had it painted Black.............that would be the guitar. Here:With the Gold top.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSksWyHsYw8 and with a Lp Sunburst unsure of the year on either guitar.................https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGWfDkx4zyYHe has a very bad case of Tinnitus.............you can see him putting plugs in his ears............https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPeyxTJLWQ8 and talking about it here as his last "Electric" tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eranJMdajqk I understand this type of music is not what some people consider great music...............Fusion.............but Al is one of greats on guitar.
 
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DonRowe

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I saw him recently in Orlando FL. He was playing a black single cut PRS and it didn't sound great . He played very well but the sound wasn't up to snuff. Could have been a myriad of reasons, I think he was getting phase issues from his clear shields perhaps. But ya never know, maybe the soundman was doing bong hits LOL j/k:laugh2: I've been a fan for years , great player and he seems like a really cool guy !
 

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It was painted white:

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BURSTGANG

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The Goldtop[with the double white DiMarzios] I now understand was a Norlin era guitar..............not that it makes it bad.The Black LP was a Sunburst [Refin] and it was painted black. I met him several times and he was always very nice taking the time to talk.
 

Strat God

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On that video at 2:00 you can see there is no body belly on that guitar. The top looks almost flat. I wonder if he had that done.
 

MIKE LEAF

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The Black LP was a Sunburst [Refin] and it was painted black. I met him several times and he was always very nice taking the time to talk.
I think that was a GT that was converted to burst and then painted black? It has the low logo like a GT would have had.
 

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I follow Al D. on FB . Most of his pics and vids have been with an LP. Only one looked like a PRS, and of course, an asssortment of acoustics..... He just played BB Kings. I'm glad he's getting a bit of recognition here. Just by his FB postings alone..He obviously prefers the LP's.:)
 

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The guitar seems like the top is still normal. Yeah, low logo...


And the amp looks to be an Overdrive Special.

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