This article states that Blake Mills played a Goya Rangemaster on his song "J... more
This article states that Blake Mills played a Goya Rangemaster on his song "Just Out of View."
"I spent an hour and a half just playing it...I said 'what is the deal with t... more
"I spent an hour and a half just playing it...I said 'what is the deal with this guitar'...it had this amazing sort of conversation quality...It's one of those guitars that talks back to you when you're playing it," says Blake Mills, about his Barney Kessel Custom, at around 30 minutes into this video.
In an interview with the *Fretboard Journal* magazine, starting around the 33... more
In an interview with the Fretboard Journal magazine, starting around the 33 minute mark, Mills says that Mike Cornwall, an LA-based guitar repairman and tech, built Mill's Coodercaster.
Cornwall was Mills' guitar tech when Mills was playing with Lucinda Williams, and the two built the guitar which Blake says is "obviously heavily inspired by the Coodercaster, (but) the neck pickup is different. The neck pickup was something that was in a guitar that Val McCallum had lent to me."
Mills describes the pickup being kind of mysterious; it took a lot of research to find where it came from. Mills goes on to say in the interview that the pickup "was on a single model of hollow body Guyatone guitars. The guitars themselves are not great instruments usually, so I don't have a lot of guilt about pulling the pickups out of them." Blake does not reveal the exact model Guyatone... Aside from the neck pickup, Mills said the guitar was "made from parts Mike found while we were on the road." The guitar has a telecaster neck, and the bridge pickup is "from a Valco" lapsteel inside the housing of a Lollar copy.
Blake is seen talking about the amp he used while playing with Cass McCombs a... more
Blake is seen talking about the amp he used while playing with Cass McCombs around the :25 mark of this video.
"He's got a silverface Princeton Reverb that somebody has deconstructed and put into a head and cabinet configuration."
In this video you can see Blake Mills playing the Dano. more
In this video you can see Blake Mills playing the Dano.
In this videoBlake Mills sits down for a One On One Session at City Winery Ne... more
In this videoBlake Mills sits down for a One On One Session at City Winery New York on July 31st, 2015. He plays a Harmony Stratotone H44 guitar with a copper finish, it's probably from the 50s.
In an interview with PremierGuitar Blake talks about the telecaster you can s... more
In an interview with PremierGuitar Blake talks about the telecaster you can see in the Guitar Moves video. This is what he says: "I’m a massive Telecaster fan because it’s the most straightforward and versatile guitar I’ve ever known. The ’52 blackguard Tele that I’ve been borrowing from Jackson Browne for a few years now has an interesting history. It was on a ton of his early records, and Waddy Wachtel and David Lindley and all these guys have played it." link to article here: http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/21461-blake-mills-emotional-rescue?page=2
At 0:51 you can see Blake Mills using a Fender Deluxe Reverb blackface. more
At 0:51 you can see Blake Mills using a Fender Deluxe Reverb blackface.
Blake Mills says in an interview for Guitar Player, that he uses an Austen Ho... more
Blake Mills says in an interview for Guitar Player, that he uses an Austen Hooks - modified Bell & Howell film projector amplifier. He has a couple, but he is commonly seen with just one live
Blake can be seen playing this amp on this video more
Blake can be seen playing this amp on this video
Blake can be seen setting and playing this amp on this video more
Blake can be seen setting and playing this amp on this video
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