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OnE From The Vault Franklins

PostPosted:Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:42 am
by smd1973
Jerry does an interesting riff in this version of Franklin’s Tower that I can’t figure out what he’s doing. It comes just after the intro and before he starts picking leads. Anyone know what I’m talking about and anyone know how to reproduce that riff?

Re: OnE From The Vault Franklins

PostPosted:Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:48 pm
by joshq
I just actually listened to it several times through headphones since they were within arms reach... But I actually can't pick out what you're talking about. You mean it comes in before that high F#->E (19th->17th frets) on the second string? Or, is that the lick you're talking about, the first two lead notes he plays? Before that, I just hear chords/triads.

Re: OnE From The Vault Franklins

PostPosted:Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:28 pm
by brbadg
He's just playing the chords. Unless you are getting it confused with what Bob's playing.

Re: OnE From The Vault Franklins

PostPosted:Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:31 am
by smd1973
Thanks for the interest and for trying to help me here guys. I’m taking about the little 2-3 not e riff that he does right at 18 seconds in this clip.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rP7dDCeR3rQ

Re: OnE From The Vault Franklins

PostPosted:Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:53 am
by joshq
Thanks for the clarification. It is F#->E on the second octave, second string (19th fret to 17th fret). Sounds like he rakes the pick over muted strings as he plays the first note (19th fret). Beautifully simple intro on one of sickest Franklin's ever.

Edit - could also be played as 14th to 12th frets on the first string, but sounds more like the second string and positioning in that neck of the woods.

Re: OnE From The Vault Franklins

PostPosted:Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:54 am
by smd1973
Awesome. Thank you!!