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#67749 - Fri, 04 Apr 2008 11:38:00 What kind of guitar played Mr. Simon?
Francodamn Offline
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I was seeing in some photos Robin Simon used a Studio guitar (Yamaha? Fender?) while he was in Ultravox, i think. Do all Studio or SG guitars (like John Mcgeoch used in Magazine) sound the same? For example a Yamaha SG and a Texas/Fender/etc. SG, or a Yamaha Studio and a Texas/Fender/etc. Studio.

I'm interested what king of guitar used also in the John Foxx solo days and during his short time with Magazine.

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#67750 - Sat, 19 Jul 2008 08:04:00 Re: What kind of guitar played Mr. Simon?
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It seems my question isn't interesting.

Did he use a Yamaha SG 2000 with Magazine?
Did he use a Epiphone/Gibson with Ultravox?

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#67751 - Tue, 29 Jul 2008 19:57:00 Re: What kind of guitar played Mr. Simon?
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Not sure about Ultravox but Robin used a Gibson SG with Magazine through an MXR Flanger and a Marshall amp..

Cheers

G

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#67752 - Fri, 19 Sep 2008 22:38:00 Re: What kind of guitar played Mr. Simon?
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Hi. Robin used a Gibson Les Paul possibly Deluxe (but could of been Standard) in his Ultravox days. He is seen playing a black one on the OGWT session ( with lots of Gaffer tape around the strap). There are some B&W photos of Foxx and Simon from the Marquee 78 on Ebay now and the neck of Robins guitar is clearly a Gibson Les Paul. He is far too good a player to use Epiphone, not saying that there is anything wrong with them. I have an Epiphone Sheraton and a Gibson Les Paul Standard. The difference in quality and sound is big.

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#67753 - Mon, 27 Apr 2009 07:34:00 Re: What kind of guitar played Mr. Simon?
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I've seen Les Pauls & Strats, but the main guitar I identify with Robin is the Yamaha SG..fantastic guitar.

BTW in 1978, epiphone did not make LP copies.
they made other guitars but only started doing LPs to counter the japanese copies being made in the 80's

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#67754 - Sun, 03 May 2009 13:57:00 Re: What kind of guitar played Mr. Simon?
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I remember seing pics of him with the Les Paul. Does anyone know, was it a Marshall in Ultravox?

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#67755 - Mon, 04 May 2009 06:45:00 Re: What kind of guitar played Mr. Simon?
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I've seen pictures of a Marshall onstage with early Vox, but I think Chris or Billie was using it,as it was on their side of the stage

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