Steve Howe's Guitar Tree

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Steve Howe's Guitar Tree

Post: # 104921Post child-of-the-light
Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:59 pm

...if that's whats it's really called. The one he uses to old up a guitar so he can switch instruments faster. I want one!

I've seen Alex Lifeson and the guy from Kansas use it also, and my friend said he has seen Steve Vai use it, but I can't find one anywhere. Has aybody used or owned one? What it it really called? Where can I get one? I completely screwed up a show the other night because I didn't switch from the 12 string to the electric fast enough when I was playing 'All Good People'.
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Re: Steve Howe's Guitar Tree

Post: # 104934Post Dr_Yes
Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:07 pm

Hi,

I used something like you're after in my Yes tribute. I'm not saying it's like Steve uses now (I think he's got an attachment on the pedal steel for the Line6 Variax) but it's a stand that I had a 12-string acoustic mounted on for exactly the situation you mention (see photo).

I bought it at a retailers in 2000 for £80 ($160). Not sure if they still make them or what they're called (guitar mount?). Mine was made by MBrace I think. It kind of looks like a drummer's cymbol stand (ie it's a tripod at the bottom) with an attachment on it on which an acoustic can sit (you can just see one edge of this in the attached picture). You can alter the height, angle/tilt and pitch (forward/back) of it and it's very useful indeed. The guitar is then fixed by a kind of G-clamp system that braces it front and back (you can see the front one in the picture with the kind of orangey rubber end to protect the front of the guitar).

I just found this - it may help!

http://www.theguitarfiles.com/modules.p ... a9c426db10

Cheers

Dave.
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Post: # 104944Post child-of-the-light
Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:38 pm

Thank you so much for that link. I just ordered it, and I'm sure it will be worth the investment. It should also allow me to play my acoustics that dont have pickups, as they will be perfectly still and easy to mic.
This is going to create so many musical opportunities, I can hear it already. Thanks again!
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Post: # 104948Post Dr_Yes
Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:36 am

You're welcome.

Hope you have fun with it.

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