Cousin Kenny Vaughan's Pedal Board

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  1. Smokin OP

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    Kenny Vaughn used Princeton Reverbs the first 2 MS & FS shows I saw and a Deluxe Reverb the last one. The three times I've seen them Marty was using a sf Deluxe Reverb. In the early 90's, Marty had 4 Twin Reverbs on stacked on stage.
     
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    I've seen them twice in the past year, and have tickets to see them at the Grand Ole Opry on March 31. Yes, their house sound has been fabulous when I've seen them. Perfect really, and never too loud but big, big, big. Just a great band with great arrangements. Their sound guy is intimately familiar with the songs in their show and adjusts continually, really like a 5'th band member. I love Kenny's simple approach with the pedals too.
     
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    The Best I've ever heard! You are correct the drum and bass sound is balanced and warm. No kick drum knocking your forehead in and snare has a nice snap. It sounds like a RCA Victor Living stereo L.P. run through a Marantz tube stereo. Never too bright, guitars twang without being piercing. They mix it so you can hear the decay of each beat and note.
     
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    I love to hear Kenny play and his tone is always terrific!
     
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    Strange thread.
    Suggests the existence of audience members who care.

    Maybe there should be an audience that cares society like the flat earth society.

    And the idea that hiring a really good sound man can make a difference in the live sound?
    Like claiming to have had an alien encounter!
     
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    I refuse to take part in a thread that implies I care about something.
     
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    Correct on the two Radial boost/buffers used by Marty and Kenny; FYI the PB1 is no longer in production, replaced by the Elevator that has more tweakable settings (and input/output jacks on the top -- one of my preferred criteria for any new pedal for my rig!)
     
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    Marty's FOH guy, Mick Conley, is a genius and one of the best out there. He travels with a Berhinger X-32, they do every show and rehearsal with it, and have everything saved. He just does some minor adjustments for whatever FOH speakers he's running through and it always sounds great.
     
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    I have one of these, and it is clearly Marty's overdrive tone. This pedal will really put out.
     
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    I have no idea what kind of amplification he uses for his mandolin, but it sounded like I was sitting inside his mandolin. I've never heard an acoustic instrument sound like that. It was absolutely beautiful.
     
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    I missed them when they came through....yes, I cried..
     
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    I always thought it wild how Marty went from 2-4 Twins to a single mic'd PR, or single DR. Great tone ineither case.
     
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    Album sales barely cover album costs. Touring is the cash cow. Why spend all your budget in moving all that kit from place to place, right? Heck, he might go Kemper next.
     
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    Yeah it's probably the only famous owner guitar I have a hankering to get my hands on.
    And built up/ modded by a drummer!
    Seriously, a Tele bridge pickup is like a microphone, and all the mechanical bender parts have to be pretty much dead silent. Gotta be plenty of oil in there!

    Marty has had a pretty crazy career starting as a kid, with old guys vandalizing his mandolin and later having the history of this guitar tossed in his lap.
    Hats off.
     
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    And in doing so, multiply his cred on TDPRI ten-fold.
     
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    Looks like that Trem is Keeley-modded for sparkly clean boost. Notice the concentric knob on the right.
     
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    I know he and Kenny used Princeton Reverbs on the TV show, so maybe that is where he went..."Hey, wait a minute....!"
     
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    Such a simple rig with quality pedals, but nothing I would consider boutique.

    I don't see it mentioned in the thread (I could have missed it) but the Radial at the upper left is just a DI for Kenny's acoustic. It's not part of the electric chain! The Radial at the upper right is a boost pedal and it looks like that is first in his chain with the gain down... that suggests to me that it is there to add "color" to the tone and possibly thicken it just a little. Other than that - it's just COMP > TUNER > TREM > REVERB.
     
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    Yes, that Tele is Clarence White's old B-Bender. Stuart bought it from Clarence's widow. It may look like junk, but it's a historic guitar.
     
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