I have thoroughly enjoyed your in-depth analyses series of classic Genesis.
I learned a lot from the Shrine comparison. I just saw your analysis of Hackett's '74/75 rig.
As a huge fan of Hackett, I pretty much knew this already (and have reissues or clones of all his pedals), but it was really good to see it all in one place and thoroughly described.
I'd like to point out one historical inaccuracy regarding the EBow that was carried over from Wikipedia:
"One of the first notable users was Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett, who used the device on "The Carpet Crawlers" from the band's 1974 album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. (Source: Wikipedia, www.ebow.com)"
The EBow was released at the 1976 NAMM show (source:http://www.ebow.com/faq.php), so Steve obviously could not have used it on The Lamb. Perhaps the author intended to mean that Steve used it on later live versions of the song? If so, then I'd say the statement is misleading.
I hope this helps.
PS - If you ever get to Tony's effects, you'll see every site mention the Boss CE-10 Chorus...this should, of course, read Boss CE-1 Chorus.
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Excellent information, all, Jamey...
My sincerest and deeptest thanks to you for forwarding on the background (and introduction) of the EBow.
I am always interested in interactive collecting of every single piece of historic insight and knowledge we can gather - and post on my site (if not always within the time-finite versions of my filmed videos).
Upon receiving your info - I went back to my YouTube video and added a more "open" phrase to the visual graphic notation I put up on the screen (above Francois Gagnon's own EBow..which he had lying on TMB's borrowed EMS unit.)
It may very well have been (as one of my other subscribers pointed out) - that Steve started to use it on the tours Genesis did in '76 & '77..specifically, on some of the older tunes like "Carpet Crawlers" - and this might have led to the confusion of the fellow who posted that on the Wikipedia page.
I found out about the EBow (which ultimately became a favorite toy of Steve's - during that later 1970's period ) thanks to an e-letter from one of my more stalwart (and knowledgable) YouTube subscribers.
Just when it seems I've unlocked all of the secret mysteries of Steve Hackett's "Magical Guitar and FX" box...there emerges yet another tale of technological & artistic wizardry to be investigated! *appreciative laugh, still totally in awe of the man!*
All my best,