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#5 Paradise Jason Becker Signature Model #68
2012-12-14
        

上帝開了他一個玩笑!

Jason Becker,一個出生於美國加州的年輕小伙子,舞台上右手彈吉他,左手玩溜溜球成了他的招牌絕活。Yes, ALS. No, not dead yet!!

在我開始彈吉他後的這些年,有幾位吉他英雄一直都是我崇拜的對象,但沒有一位像他一樣如此深入我的內心與生活。如同Ammachi 在他心中上帝般的崇高地位, Jason 一直以來都像是我內心的精神導師。

每當心情低落或想要讓自己內心平靜時,我喜歡撥放 Jason 的”Rain”,隨著 Jason 獨特的吉他 tone 緩緩地哽咽傾訴,我的思緒瞬間被佔滿,時間像是靜止了一樣,不敢呼吸,怕這一吸氣或一吐氣,都會打破這美好瞬間的凝結。我的心總能獲得寧靜,就像是雨後的乾淨與透明。

如同 Jason 自述的"I have Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. It has crippled my body and speech, but not my mind.", ALS 像枷鎖般禁錮了這位天妒英才的年輕吉他手,雖然身體不聽使喚了,但他的心是自由的。在他後期的作品中,那豐富縝密的音樂性;那彩虹世界裡的飄浮夢幻;那帝國壯盛偉大的想望;那悲天憫人的情懷;那靈性的探索與渴望;以及那 Jason 異於常人的樂觀與幽默感, Jason 教我的不只是那吉他指板上的音符,還有那面對生命不同面向的重要課題。

當媒體紛紛開始報導這位不平凡吉他英雄的故事, Jason 不再只是一位吉他英雄,他同時也啟發了全世界彈吉他與不彈吉他的所有人。老樂迷們不離不棄追隨至今的同時,更多人因受啟發而懸念著Jason 的動態,就像 Jason 自己所深信的,我們也都相信有一天 Jason 會被新醫療科技醫治好,因為我們相信!!

上帝開了他一個玩笑! “Not dead yet!!”, Jason 接受了這個玩笑並幽默地回應了。被禁錮的雙手在他的彩色心靈世界裡反而綻放出更多精彩樂章, Jason Becker 從來就沒有離開過他所喜愛的舞台,他一直都在那, and his music always goes on!!


PS. 一位吉他手擁有屬於自己的專屬簽名Model 琴當然是份殊榮,在樂迷們盼望了多年後,終於在2008年 Paradise Guitar 正式推出 Jason Becker Signature Model,忠實呈現了 Jason 在80年代後期所追求的 dream guitar。琴身的單純原木設計、拾音器的配色和指板上彩色的數字格位記號讓很多人覺得幼稚,但這不就是 Jason 的彩色世界與他的單純赤子之心。全球只推出七十把的數量在消息公步後馬上就被預購一空, Tony 有幸拿到第68把的預購,現在這把吉他就像一位好朋友一樣陪伴著我。     By Tony       02:08AM Dec. 14, 2012

 

Paradise Jason Becker Signature Model specs are as follows:
 
BODY: Genuine Alder
NECK: Maple neck with steel 2-way truss rod
FINGERBOARD: Maple-16”radius
FRET: 24, 6100 Jumbo thin fret
INLAY: Colored numbered fret markers
BRIDGE: Authentic Floyd Rose® Pro Style Tremolo floating (Black) with Floyd Rose® Tremolo stop
TUNERS: Sperzel® Red Satin Tuners
PICKUPS: Neck: DiMarzio® P.A.F. Pro-Custom Colored: Yellow/Red
Middle: DiMarzio® DP116 HS-2 : Green Bridge: DiMarzio® Tone Zone-Custom Colored: Blue/Pink
FINISH: Tung oil
HEADSTOCK & BACKPLATES: 14 degree tilt-back headstock with Inlaid “Black” Paradise logo and matching tremolo and electronics plates
ELECTRONICS:
500K volume pot with Purple 1-11 volume knob and 5-way blade switch
The specs are as follows:
 
BODY: Genuine Alder
NECK: Maple neck with steel 2-way truss rod
FINGERBOARD: Maple-16”radius
FRET: 24, 6100 Jumbo thin fret
INLAY: Colored numbered fret markers
BRIDGE: Authentic Floyd Rose® Pro Style Tremolo floating (Black) with Floyd Rose® Tremolo stop
TUNERS: Sperzel® Red Satin Tuners
PICKUPS: Neck: DiMarzio® P.A.F. Pro-Custom Colored: Yellow/Red
Middle: DiMarzio® DP116 HS-2 : Green Bridge: DiMarzio® Tone Zone-Custom Colored: Blue/Pink
FINISH: Tung oil
HEADSTOCK & BACKPLATES: 14 degree tilt-back headstock with Inlaid “Black” Paradise logo and matching tremolo and electronics plates
ELECTRONICS:
500K volume pot with Purple 1-11 volume knob and 5-way blade switch
The specs are as follows:
 
BODY: Genuine Alder
NECK: Maple neck with steel 2-way truss rod
FINGERBOARD: Maple-16”radius
FRET: 24, 6100 Jumbo thin fret
INLAY: Colored numbered fret markers
BRIDGE: Authentic Floyd Rose® Pro Style Tremolo floating (Black) with Floyd Rose® Tremolo stop
TUNERS: Sperzel® Red Satin Tuners
PICKUPS: Neck: DiMarzio® P.A.F. Pro-Custom Colored: Yellow/Red
Middle: DiMarzio® DP116 HS-2 : Green Bridge: DiMarzio® Tone Zone-Custom Colored: Blue/Pink
FINISH: Tung oil
HEADSTOCK & BACKPLATES: 14 degree tilt-back headstock with Inlaid “Black” Paradise logo and matching tremolo and electronics plates
ELECTRONICS:
500K volume pot with Purple 1-11 volume knob and 5-way blade switch
The specs are as follows:
 
BODY: Genuine Alder
NECK: Maple neck with steel 2-way truss rod
FINGERBOARD: Maple-16”radius
FRET: 24, 6100 Jumbo thin fret
INLAY: Colored numbered fret markers
BRIDGE: Authentic Floyd Rose® Pro Style Tremolo floating (Black) with Floyd Rose® Tremolo stop
TUNERS: Sperzel® Red Satin Tuners
PICKUPS: Neck: DiMarzio® P.A.F. Pro-Custom Colored: Yellow/Red
Middle: DiMarzio® DP116 HS-2 : Green Bridge: DiMarzio® Tone Zone-Custom Colored: Blue/Pink
FINISH: Tung oil
HEADSTOCK & BACKPLATES: 14 degree tilt-back headstock with Inlaid “Black” Paradise logo and matching tremolo and electronics plates
ELECTRONICS:
500K volume pot with Purple 1-11 volume knob and 5-way blade switch