Danelectro Baritone for Country Tracks

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    Hello everyone! I made a short video showing a few different ways baritone guitar has been used in country music over the years. I used my Danelectro U-2 bari on it -- every time I have a project that calls for a baritone track, I'm reminded how cool this guitar is. I bought it used for $180, and I have to say that it gets more work than some of my guitars that cost ten times as much.

     
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    Good stuff. You have a great channel!
     
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    Thanks so much! That really means a lot. I have really been enjoying making content for it, and I hope to get a little better at it -- that would help with being more consistent with posting. Haha.
     
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    I stumbled onto your page with the Brent Mason interview you did - great job, mind you. It was an easy Subscribe after that.
     
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    Thank you! Yeah, interviewing Brent was pretty awesome. We are actually planning some more things with Brent coming up in the Fall, but haven't made it public just yet. Super exciting stuff though!

    Also, I FINALLY have some more interviews lined up for July with more pickers in Nashville, so there should be some new ones on the page soon. Is there anyone who would be on your list that you'd like to see interviewed?
     
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    Steve Wariner, Eugene Edwards, Eddie Perez, and Jimmy Olander came to mind.
     
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    That's a great list. Two of the four on that list are people I'm actively pursuing already!
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    Love it. Bari is such a big part of the Western that I enjoy.
    I picked up baritone for no urgent reason and I am so glad I did. It’s a different voice but feels the same in my oafish mitts. I find I don’t even want to dirty it up even though I know some heavy bands use fuzzed up bari, it makes me want to play clean and slow. Just me? That’s ok.
    Nice video.
     
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    Thank you! I am actually on your side with preferring it clean, but for the sake of the video I wanted to show a little bit of both. I will say that the way the baritone is used on Dwight Yoakam's album "Blame the Vain" is a good example of using an overdriven baritone in country music. However, I think I still prefer the way Pete Anderson used a clean tone for his baritone parts on Dwight's "Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room."
     
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    Speaking of baritones, do you know which one Mason is using? In his Instagram posts, it looks like a Telecaster of some sort, but it might be a partscaster.
     
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    That's a good question. In all honesty, I haven't seen any pictures of him with a tele style bari recently (I need to be on instagram more for music stuff, that's my fault), but it's probably worth mentioning that it might not actually be Brent's guitar. It could just as easily belong to a studio or cartage company. I do know that he used PRS for a while, but none of this actually helps answer your question.

    All of that said, I can shoot him a text if you're still interested?
     
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    Yeah that would be cool. It was on his May 17th Instagram post - and it looks like a seafoam green guitar.
     
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    It's a Whitfill t-style baritone.
     
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    Very cool. Thanks a million!
     
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    Oh, how about Luke McQueary?
     
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    Nice tones!

    A Dano baritone is inexpensive and sounds quite nice indeed. A few months ago I used one for a backing track challenge here in the Twanger section:

    https://soundclick.com/r/s8ejsh
     
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    Admittedly I do not know much about Luke McQueary. I'm assuming he's a country picker in Nashville?
     
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    Loved it! Also, if that red Dano is yours, I love that finish. Great stuff!
     
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    Luke was Don Kelly's last lead player before he decided to retire. I know you do a lot with session players, but I thought it would be cool to see some younger cats starting out as well.
     
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