Audley Freed (GREAT guitarist) Talks about Rock Guitar

12 Aug Audley Freed (GREAT guitarist) Talks about Rock Guitar

I had seen this some time ago, just re-stumbled on it today. Now that I have this site, I can propose to you things I like and things I think could help you and I to get better at playing, physically and conceptually.

He’s – surprisingly (for me: never had heard someone finally mentioning Malcolm Young as a heavy influence in their playing) a fan of Malcolm and he will talk about it.

6 video in total, worth watching. Many tips and several conceptual guitar-approach statements that should be kept in mind at all times when playing rock and roll.

Here’s, to you.


Fil "SoloDallas" Olivieri

We Are Rock 'N Roll People.

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    Posted at 14:06h, 30 October

    I had an old turret board metal panel Marshall Super Bass circa ’71 that belonged to Audley. got the amp in the late 90s from luthier Terry McInturf. The amp was a road warrior beat to shit but all original except a POS MV mod that Terry claimed was done by Paul Reed Smith himself. That shit sounded bad. I took it to my reliable amp tech in West Palm Beach (2 hour drive each way), returned the circuit to original and replaced the filter capacitors. That amp became one of the best Super Bass’ I have heard. Sold it (due to poor cosmetics) to one happy buyer

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    Posted at 16:55h, 16 October

    you should be able to favorite articles or things like this.

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      Posted at 16:56h, 16 October

      Hmm… good call. Hadn’t thought about this.

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    Posted at 19:21h, 31 August

    HI Folks!! just a humble suggestion: take a look to the great Audley Freed playing his yellow SG through a Germino amp demo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZqfrR6TdOc&feature=related) maybe it will be clear if it’s a matter of gear or fingers.

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    Posted at 05:23h, 27 August

    He sounds a bit like Joe Bonamassa too, not?

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    Posted at 03:37h, 27 August

    =) When you listen Ac/Dc you really can feel the rhythm and I think it is really much because of Malcolm. The chords are so tight but at the same time really smooth.

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    Posted at 23:33h, 12 August

    I watched these videos some time ago, when I first started watching them, before he mentioned malcolm I was greatly interested, his tone and style were great, when he mentioned malcolm, I was also very suprised. It’s nice malcolm gets some deserved credit after being overlooked alot. Audley is a quality player.

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    Posted at 14:04h, 12 August

    This guy’s tone is amazing, but I don’t know if it’s a case of fingers or equipment.

    And I also don’t think I’ve ever heard Malcolm mentioned by any guitarist haha, although Dave Mustaine called him the best rhythm guitarist of all time. Malcolm’s playing really puzzles me, he even seems to play normal chords better than anyone else.

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      Posted at 15:47h, 12 August

      Implicitly you pose a hard question for me to answer (gear or the player?). I am not ready to answer that question. But anyone feel free to guess.
      Malcolm does a HUGE physical effort when playing, if you noticed. It’s him and ANgus that “taught” me to play, by listening to them for years. It’s a physical approach to good timing. This, I understood, for now: timing is an unnatural thing for us humans (to obtain!). “Feels” completely natural – and attractive – when heard.

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