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Pat bought his Gibson ES-175 at a garage sale in Lee's Summit, MO when he was... more
Pat bought his Gibson ES-175 at a garage sale in Lee's Summit, MO when he was 12 years old. He played that guitar exclusively for his "jazz" sound until it finally became to unstable and he began using a custom Ibanez archtop based on their Joe Pass model.
Pat heavily modified his ES-175, including removing the bridge pickup, installing a Roland midi pickup, and even using an old toothbrush wedged into the tail piece to hold his guitar cable.
He claims he never had a single repair made to the guitar.
Linda built Pat a 6 string acoustic in the early 80's that he used on the "Re... more
Linda built Pat a 6 string acoustic in the early 80's that he used on the "Rejoicing" record and says the guitar is like the Steinway of guitars to him.
Quote: "Linda Manzer made me a 6-string. It was the instrument I used to record 'Lonely Woman' on Rejoicing. That tune just sparkles because of that guitar. She made me that one guitar, which I immediately fell in love with, and then I said 'Well, how about you make me a 12-string?' The night I got it, I wrote four tunes. It was a totally inspiring instrument." - Pat Metheny
In this photo, Metheny is visible playing Fender Electric XII. more
In this photo, Metheny is visible playing Fender Electric XII.
In this YouTube video, Pat Metheny is seen playing his own signature guitar d... more
In this YouTube video, Pat Metheny is seen playing his own signature guitar during the 2003 Newport Jazz Festival.
This photo shows Patrick "Pat" Bruce Metheny, legendary guitarist of acts suc... more
This photo shows Patrick "Pat" Bruce Metheny, legendary guitarist of acts such as the Pat Metheny Group, Jaco Pastorius, and Herbie Hancock playing his iconic Roland G-303 Guitar Synthesizer Controller 6 string. He is also noted using it in conjunction with the Roland GS-300 controller pedal.
Pat has used an Ovation deep bowl nylon string cutaway since the early 80's. ... more
Pat has used an Ovation deep bowl nylon string cutaway since the early 80's. In the 90's he switched to a Linda Manzer made nylon string, but recently brought the Ovation out of retirement for the Unity Band < Kin > tour.
He recently started using an AMT S15g internal condenser mic in the Ovation and seems to be bypassing the Ovation's piezo pickup all-together now.
"I used an acoustic (brand name) 134 model amp for 20 years from 1974 to 1994... more
"I used an acoustic (brand name) 134 model amp for 20 years from 1974 to 1994" said Pat Metheny, in response to a question on his website.
i finally settled on the digitech 2101 dsp guitar preamp. with it, i could g... more
i finally settled on the digitech 2101 dsp guitar preamp. with it, i could get the SOUND and some cool bells and whistles too, mainly pre-programmability
Pat explains in the video how he redesigned his whole rig to utilize the Bose... more
Pat explains in the video how he redesigned his whole rig to utilize the Bose L1 speakers.
Pat has used the Lexicon Prime Time since the late 70's to achieve his signat... more
Pat has used the Lexicon Prime Time since the late 70's to achieve his signature sound. He uses two of them, with slightly different delay settings, and pans them hard left and right of his stage position so he is enveloped in the sound.
From Pat's website: The output of the Digitech 2101 is run into 2 lexicon prime-time digital delay lines, one on my left at 14 ms delay, one one my right at 26 ms delay. each delay has a very slight "pitch bend" controlled by the VCO (sine wave) inside the prime-time. this is what gives it the "chorused" thing
"The electric sitar was an instrument that i had used to color various tracks... more
"The electric sitar was an instrument that i had used to color various tracks for the previous few years - and I wanted to write something that would feature it as a lead voice for an entire tune. Trains, ans the sounds of trains, are familiar and important to me; the Missouri Pacific Line was just outside the window of the house I grew up in, and the sound of distant trains was a constant counterpoint to growing up in Lee's Summit. This tune was without a bridge for a long time - finally just before we recorded it, the bridge came, shown here in this book with the excellent vocal counterline that Lyle came up with for the arrangement of the tune that appears on the record." . Pat Metheny about the Coral Electric Sitar and the tune "Last Train Home"on the Pat Metheny Songbook (Hal Leonard). . Last Train Home - 1986, Waltham, Mass. Recorded on the album Still Life (Talking) 1986
"The GR-300 has maintained a unique level of recognition thanks in large part... more
"The GR-300 has maintained a unique level of recognition thanks in large part to musical genius of Pat Metheny. Guitar players who see Pat play for the first time want to know how to get 'that sound.' While Pat has continued to embrace new guitar technology, he has maintained a close relationship with his G-303/GR-300 combination." - Wayne Scott Jones.
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