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RE: Fripp Equipment -- Circa now

>From:  erwill@ix.netcom.com
>Sent:  Friday, December 20, 1996 7:00 PM
>To:    John_Ott@ATK.COM
>Subject:       Fripp Equipment -- Circa now
>Fripp's rigg goes.  As of the HORDE tour he had two Roland GP-100 
>preamps, two Eventide h3000d/se processors (which he prizes for it's 
>grainy pitch-shifting, most likely, not the more advanced dsp4000), 
>FOUR tc2290 delays, all being routed through a Sound Sculpture 
>Switchblade.  His Tokai guitar has been replaced by a Fernandez les 
>paul gold-top, with the sustaining pickup system installed, and a gk2a 
synth pickup.<<<

Is the sustain pickup, Micheal Brook's infinite guitar system?  I read
in guitar player that Brook was keeping the details secret so
as to release it as a product.  Has he done that or just gave one to
>    Now, here comes the sad part.  He replaced the gr300 with the newer 
>gr1 synthesiser.  This may not seem like a big deal, but it has 
>completely changed the way his soundscapes sound.  The 
>soon-to-be-released Gates Of Paradise cd sounds like a Windham Hill 
>release.  I, personally, love the way his soundscapes sounded, the 
>digitally effected analogue synth being a crucial part of that.  I'm a 
>keyboard player, and know a lot about sysnthesis, and I really hate the 
>way the gr1 sounds.  I here Fripp just got a vg8, which I love.  The 
>vg8 is the coolest guitar thing Roland has done since the gr300.<

      I think I remember reading that Belew has switched also
     His old Roland was dropped by Baggage handlers (Actually
his whole rack, the Roland didn't survive.)

merry looping