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I'm a bari player and I just got a recording of Lars Gullin. I really like his sound and I was wondering if anyone knew his setup or where I could find it.
 

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Seems like he used a Low B VI and a rubber berg.

I'm sure about the VI, but not 100% sure about the Berg.

Lars was tremendous, wasn't he ?:)


Bob Gordon was another one; but there's not much available w/ him soloing.
 

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Bob Gordon played with people like Shelly Manne, Jack Montrose, Shorty Rogers.

He died in 1955 in a car accident(not uncommon for jazz musicians then ..)
 

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any info on Bob Gordon's setup? I have the double cd "Quintet/Sextet". I think he has maybe the nicest bari tone I have ever heard, an incredible player.
 

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Actually, I think I remember reading he went to a Dukoff late in his career; yes.

I was thinking of his earlier 1950's 60s recorded output, re: the metal Berg
 

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Pepper used a balanced action bari w/ a berg and from 1980 til death used a low Bb VI and a dukoff.
 

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The last few years of Pepper's life, he played a Lawton...
 

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He did use the dukoff in '80 when he got the VI according to his intervwiew w/ sax journal. Guess the dukoff didn't work out and he switched to a lawton.
 

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In a Downbeat interview he described how his Berg got so pitted it was unusable. He said that he was (at the time) playing on a Dukoff D6, "but I'm not sure I'll stick with it."

If you listen to "Urban Dreams" you get a double-edged sword: it was one of Pepper's best albums in terms of his playing but he's playing the Dukoff and sounds quite thin. He was playing a Lawton by the time he recorded with Kenny Wheeler on "Conjuration" and beyond.
 
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