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#456063 - 12/18/06 01:12 AM c  
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#456546 - 12/19/06 09:21 PM Re: Vintage Effects Advice [Re: Greg Pospiel]  
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You may want to post this in the Guitar forum. I'd bet you'll get more responses.


#456624 - 12/20/06 02:28 AM Re: Vintage Effects Advice [Re: Larry Williams]  
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If you are trying to duplicate recorded sounds from the past I don't think you will be very sucessful. Musicians, studios, recording equipment and a host of things are impossible to duplicate. You should try for your own sound and 50 years from now you will be the one someone wishes to duplicate. Don't be afraid to be original.


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#456678 - 12/20/06 08:13 AM Re: Vintage Effects Advice [Re: Ray E. Strode]  
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Well, one thing is that you're attempting to re-create a sound with things that have nothing in common with that sound. Why? The 50's players didn't have compression pedals. Want that true sound? Get the Fender Stratocaster guitar. Get a vintage type Fender vibrochamp or delux with the signature Fender Reverb. The vibrochamp has tremelo effect that was sometimes used.

It was guitar to amp and play loud, that was the situation. Why muck it up with modern stuff? You can find these amps at garage sales or even some guitar shops that carry old used gear. Often if you find a gem it will cost you less than the Line 6 and it get you that true sound.

Don't get me wrong, I dig Line 6 gear. I've even got an endorsement with them. But often the best thing is the real thing. Otherwise, go with the Line 6 and forget the pedals.

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#456837 - 12/20/06 09:23 PM Re: Vintage Effects Advice [Re: Greg Pospiel]  
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A lot of guys from that era used an Echoplex. It was a device that employed a continuous tape loop to produce slapback echo effects. You adjusted the slapback time by sliding the playback head further from or closer to the record head. It was stone age compared to today's stuff, but it was very cool, indeed. You still see them around from time to time.

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#456885 - 12/21/06 01:35 AM Re: Vintage Effects Advice [Re: TrumanCoyote]  
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I love tape delay... I have an old Otari tape machine I use for a delay when I need one. I also restored a Fisher SpaceXpander spring reverb unit from the early sixties, nothing like it in the digital realm, that's for sure.

Jody's right, though... if you want the '50s rockabilly sound, you need to strip everything down to the basics and get yourself into a strat (or hollowbody, like an Epiphone Dot if you're on a budget) and a drummer with a 3-piece kit and some cheap beer.


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#457248 - 12/22/06 03:44 PM Re: Vintage Effects Advice [Re: Shandy]  
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#581746 - 02/02/08 04:38 PM Re: Vintage Effects Advice [Re: musica]  
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A fender type guitar,a tube amp and an analog delay will get you there.
http://www.maxonfx.com/9/ad9/


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