The Oracle on Moses
June 23, 2009 - submitted by Josh, United States of America
Q. Hello omniscient Oracle,
I was just curious about the live performance of Moses on the Live 2003 DVD. Is he using the Rico-sound input of the Rickenbacker or the standard input. I've been trying to play it but it just doesn't sound right on my Fender 12-string. Thanks for reading this if you do.
The Oracle replies:
Chris would be using the standard mono output on the Rickenbacker 12 through a Fender Deville 2x12 on the built in overdrive and possibly, more overdrive settings.
But Ricky 12's have a specific sound even on the regular output and you may struggle to reproduce it on another guitar.
I should also point out that Chris doesn't use normal tuning on it; the 'b' string is lowered 1 full tone to 'a' i.e. the tuning is (low to high) E A D G A E.
Thanks to Hoppy, Chris' guitar tech, who gets each guitar ready to play.
Come on now, don't you want to see This thing that's happening to me Like Moses has power over sea So you've got a power over me Come on now, don't you want to know That you're a refuge, somewhere I can go And you're air that, air that I can breathe You're my golden opportunity And oh, oh yes I would If I only could And you know I would And baby I, oh baby I I wish Come on now, don't you want to see Just what a difference you've made to me I'll be waiting no matter what you say And I'll keep waiting for days and days and days And oh, oh yes I would If I only could Then you know I would And baby I, oh baby I I wish I wish oh, oh, oh oh, oh, oh If the sky's gonna fall down let it fall on me If you're gonna break down you can break on me If the sky's gonna fall down let it fall on me Oh Lord, let it fall on me