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Post by Worrell » Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:06 pm

Hi everybody! :D

Been watching these great forums for a while, finally decided to post something :lol:

Anyhoo, i was wondering if anyone knows what equipment bernie worrell uses live. I know a few basics (hammond organ, clavinet, minimoog) but does anyone know anything else, I know he uses a few effect pedals as well.

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Post by Blue Monster 65 » Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:15 pm

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Post by Worrell » Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:41 pm

oh yeah..... somehow I managed to forget that he played with talking heads!

I seem to remember a photo of him on the dsi site trying out a poly evolver...did he actually buy one?
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Post by Jazzpunk » Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:32 am

Worrell wrote:I seem to remember a photo of him on the dsi site trying out a poly evolver...did he actually buy one?
You probably 'remember' it because it is the cover photo of the latest issue of keyboard magazine!

According to the mag, his current live rig is as follows;

Hammond B-3 (with Leslie)
Clavinet
Kawai PH50
Minimoog
Moog Voyager
Arp Pro Soloist
Roland JD-800
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Post by pangmaster » Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:33 am

Worrell wrote:oh yeah..... somehow I managed to forget that he played with talking heads!

I seem to remember a photo of him on the dsi site trying out a poly evolver...did he actually buy one?
Yeah, according to an interview I read with him in this month's Keyboard magazine he has a PEK but hasn't gotten into it enough to use it for anything but presets. I don't have the article in front of me at the moment, but I do recall a short gear list and a diagram of his typical live setup.

EDIT: Yeah, what jazzpunk said, though I thought it was a Voyager on the cover?
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Post by Jazzpunk » Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:49 am

pangmaster wrote:EDIT: Yeah, what jazzpunk said, though I thought it was a Voyager on the cover?
He's reppin' the PEK. It's definitely understandable that one's brain would automatically associate him with the Moog though. I didn't realize it myself until DSI pointed it out on their website!

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Post by pangmaster » Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:53 am

Jazzpunk wrote:He's reppin' the PEK. It's definitely understandable that one's brain would automatically associate him with the Moog though. I didn't realize it myself until DSI pointed it out on their website!

http://www.davesmithinstruments.com/news/index.php
Oh yeah, you're right 8) But there is a Voyager in the other big photo inside the mag ;)
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Post by Dirk » Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:41 am

Flash light

Great tune.
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Post by Worrell » Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:28 pm

Jazzpunk wrote:
Worrell wrote:I seem to remember a photo of him on the dsi site trying out a poly evolver...did he actually buy one?
You probably 'remember' it because it is the cover photo of the latest issue of keyboard magazine!

According to the mag, his current live rig is as follows;

Hammond B-3 (with Leslie)
Clavinet
Kawai PH50
Minimoog
Moog Voyager
Arp Pro Soloist
Roland JD-800
Thanks a lot!

Actually, the picture I was thinking of was from a while back, I think it was of him with herbie hancock? I hadn't checked the DSI site recently, so I hadn't seen the front cover of that keyboard mag issue yet.

Wow, he has a minimoog AND a voyager? I'm sure he doesn't need both....he should give one to me :lol:
Dirk wrote: Flash light

Great tune.
Funnily enough i've had that song in my head all day!
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Post by JSRockit » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:31 pm

Worrell, have you checked out the Baby Elephant CD?
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Post by Worrell » Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:31 pm

JSRockit wrote:Worrell, have you checked out the Baby Elephant CD?
No, actually. I have really only listened to the stuff he's done in parliament/funkadelic, but I've been meaning to listen to some of his solo albums and the various side projects he's been involved in.

To be honest i don't know much about baby elephant, wasn't prince paul involved?

BTW im really digging the music on your myspace JS. I don't listen to a lot of hip hop, mainly older stuff (de la soul, grandmaster flash etc), but i really like your style!
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Post by JSRockit » Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:50 pm

Worrell wrote:
To be honest i don't know much about baby elephant, wasn't prince paul involved?

BTW im really digging the music on your myspace JS. I don't listen to a lot of hip hop, mainly older stuff (de la soul, grandmaster flash etc), but i really like your style!
Yep, with Prince Paul and Newkirk... it's a decent album with some very nice synth stuff.

Thanks for listening to my stuff and for the kind words... I will be putting some new stuff up within a week or so...if you get a chance to check out my music again. You have a page with your music?
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Post by synthetic88 » Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:27 pm

He's on the cover of Keyboard Magazine this month (11/07). There's an interview with him and a shot of his current live setup.
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Post by Worrell » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:22 pm

JSRockit wrote: Thanks for listening to my stuff and for the kind words... I will be putting some new stuff up within a week or so...if you get a chance to check out my music again.
I look forward to it!
JSRockit wrote: You have a page with your music?
At the moment, no. However I might consider putting some up eventually...if I ever get round to it :roll:
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Post by JSRockit » Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:50 pm

Worrell wrote:
At the moment, no. However I might consider putting some up eventually...if I ever get round to it :roll:
Cool...if you do put up a page... put a link in your sig...if you stick around here. :D
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