HW: Dave Brock's Guitar

Steve Youles youless at COX.NET
Fri Jul 2 21:12:40 EDT 2004

Hi Doug, thanks for the plug :-)

Dave's guitar from 71-75 looked from a distance like a Les Paul but was a
Dick Knight Custom.  The one Huw often played in 79-80 (and it came out
again at Blackheath 1997) was a white Les Paul Custom.  As this guitar of
Huw's has aged it has acquired a more yellowish sheen, much like the one in
the photos of Dave at UEA Norwich / Swedenrock.  So, I was wondering if it
*is* Huw's Les Paul.

Hawkwind's music has always seemed to me to demand more "Gibsonish" guitar
tones than Fender-like ones...Dave's Westone being halfway between the two
as it's a guitar in the broader Strat tradition, but he uses the humbucker
pickup on it.

Geek speak over.


On Fri, 2 Jul 2004 19:59:34 -0400, Doug Pearson <jasret at MINDSPRING.COM>

>On Fri, 2 Jul 2004 21:18:46 +0100, =?iso-8859-1?q?Michael=20Crook?=
><m.j.crook at TALK21.COM> wrote:
>>It just looks right somehow seeing Dave with a Les Paul - anyone know
>>how long it is since he last used one on stage and how he came to be
>>using one at Sweden? Was it a one off?
>I don't think that Dave has *ever* used a Les Paul (unless he borrowed one
>in Sweden recently) ... his Space Ritual-era guitar that looks like one is
>a custom job.
>Much useful info about his guitars here:
>(Huw, on the other hand, seems to always be playing a Les Paul.  In two-
>guitar bands, I definitely prefer to see/hear the guitarists using
>different - hopefully very different - models.  One excellent example is
>the Dictators, with Top Ten playing roots-rock style on a Fender, and Ross
>The Boss playing metal-ish lead & crunch on a 'Paul.)
>    -Doug
>     jasret at mindspring.com

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