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#2894292 - 12/06/17 12:09 PM Danny Louis (Gov't Mule) Keys Rig
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#2894296 - 12/06/17 12:15 PM Re: Danny Lewis (Gov't Mule) Keys Rig [Re: wd8dky]
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I dig the sh!@ out of this dude.
He's multi talented,a multi instrumentalist and songwriter who sings decent backups and plays in a band that tours North America and Europe annually. In addition to playing long stints in the Caribbean every winter. Yeah, sucks to be him. laugh
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#2894297 - 12/06/17 12:18 PM Re: Danny Lewis (Gov't Mule) Keys Rig [Re: davedoerfler]
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Fixed (sorry about that).

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#2894303 - 12/06/17 12:34 PM Re: Danny Lewis (Gov't Mule) Keys Rig [Re: davedoerfler]
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Pretty much the jam band keyboardist's dream rig. Some folks might prefer a rhodes, but I think Medeski changed the opinion of a lot of folks about that.
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#2894305 - 12/06/17 12:40 PM Re: Danny Louis (Gov't Mule) Keys Rig [Re: wd8dky]
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Yeah, thanks for posting WD. I have the Tail of 2 Cities DVD, it's great. Although on that he had a Rhodes where the CP4 is now and no way to make an AP sound (!) which I thought was curious...

Great player and I love his Hammond style. Great sensibility and taste. He plays with restraint. cool

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#2894308 - 12/06/17 12:49 PM Re: Danny Louis (Gov't Mule) Keys Rig [Re: Joe P]
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Great article always loved this band.
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#2894309 - 12/06/17 12:56 PM Re: Danny Louis (Gov't Mule) Keys Rig [Re: bennyray]
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You see a lot of rigs and think "yeah, that's clever, that's cool."

Looking at this one though, all I could think was "That...looks...so...much...FUN!!!"
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#2894310 - 12/06/17 12:57 PM Re: Danny Louis (Gov't Mule) Keys Rig [Re: bennyray]
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I have a lot of respect for Gov't Mule & Danny's playing. It seems somewhat ironic to me that he's running all these analog electro-mechanical boards through a bunch of digital pedals!
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#2894311 - 12/06/17 12:58 PM Re: Danny Louis (Gov't Mule) Keys Rig [Re: Joe P]
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Originally Posted By: Joe P
he had a Rhodes where the CP4 is now and no way to make an AP sound (!) which I thought was curious...


Up until a few weeks ago he had been using a Nord keyboard for AP sounds, the CP4 is new to the rig. I have seen them 5 times in the last 2 years, haven't heard any Rhodes piano. Rarely hear any AP. His sound is Wurlie centric as far as pianos go.
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#2894312 - 12/06/17 01:02 PM Re: Danny Louis (Gov't Mule) Keys Rig [Re: David R]
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Originally Posted By: David R
It seems somewhat ironic to me that he's running all these analog electro-mechanical boards through a bunch of digital pedals!


The 200A and the D6 are both running through Line 6 pedals, which are physically modeled, IIRC. I know to some it's splitting hairs. I've seen him playing his 200A in the studio with the M13, so he must really dig it.
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#2894369 - 12/06/17 06:10 PM Re: Danny Louis (Gov't Mule) Keys Rig [Re: davedoerfler]
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I saw him a few years back, and in those days he was sporting two Wurlies, the Hammond and a Clav. The Wurlies made a "U" with the Hammond in between, and I think the Clav on top of one of the Wurlies?

The guy's really a great player. HUGE fan! Didn't know he plays horns and guitar.....?

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#2894371 - 12/06/17 06:26 PM Re: Danny Louis (Gov't Mule) Keys Rig [Re: zxcvbnm098]
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Originally Posted By: zxcvbnm098
in those days he was sporting two Wurlies, the Hammond and a Clav. The Wurlies made a "U" with the Hammond in between, and I think the Clav on top of one of the Wurlies?

correct about the "U' with Wurlies on both sides on the B3. Clavinet was always on top of the B3.
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#2894387 - 12/06/17 09:30 PM Re: Danny Louis (Gov't Mule) Keys Rig [Re: davedoerfler]
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Always nice to meet a keys player that doesn't have to haul his own gear smile
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#2894408 - 12/06/17 10:56 PM Re: Danny Louis (Gov't Mule) Keys Rig [Re: cphollis]
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Nice video! Wonder what effects he uses on the voyager.

Love how the video suddenly ends as soon he begins to play the guitar btw. laugh
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#2894477 - 12/07/17 08:06 AM Re: Danny Louis (Gov't Mule) Keys Rig [Re: RudyS]
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Danny is bad ass. Trying to get our band to do the Rocking Horse version from a Tale of 2 Cities.
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#2894496 - 12/07/17 09:17 AM Re: Danny Louis (Gov't Mule) Keys Rig [Re: RudyS]
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Originally Posted By: RudyS
Wonder what effects he uses on the voyager.


That I do not know. I have never seen him use the Voyager live for anything other than spacey effects type of sounds. For example, I have never heard him do a solo like he did in the video during a show.
No synth solo's in Gov't Mule. cop
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#2894500 - 12/07/17 09:26 AM Re: Danny Louis (Gov't Mule) Keys Rig [Re: davedoerfler]
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#2894510 - 12/07/17 09:40 AM Re: Danny Louis (Gov't Mule) Keys Rig [Re: Sven Golly]
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One of my main influences, definetly... Interesting to see the AP sounds on his rigs... I read one time he saying that he prefered to use wurlys instead of AP on Govt Mule to differ from Chuck Leavell and the other piano-heavy keyboardists that sat down with the band... I tend to do that, too... Anyway, I read it once in an online magazine that had an inside look at the rigs of the other jam scene keyboardists, including him... Never found this magazine, I dont remember if it was an special Keyboard Mag edition or other one... I remember him saying that the crew nicknamed his rig as fort Wakeman... LOL... Anyone seen or read it?
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