Were there even stainless steel strings back then?
nickel plated string's - gibson were the strings of the time .
Exactly. So, Don and Buck were not utilizing them to get their sound. :idea:
With all due respect to Don Mare, I don't believe a word of that. If he really thinks that, then why is he trying to make twangy pickups? You can't add what isn't there already and Don Rich had a particular sound largely due to technique but also guitar and amp. He also produced that sound live.
I also love the sound and I don't need a studio to get it!
I think that's always going to be the case. That a particular player's tone is largely not defined by their gear. But when these kinds of threads come up (as they often do), it's not "what did the guy use", but "how do I sound like the guy". Short of sewing his dead fingers onto your hands, the answers are practice practice practice, and buy different gear. We all know which one is more fun
With all due respect to Don Mare, I don't believe a word of that. If he really thinks that, then why is he trying to make twangy pickups?
Nope. They didn't use those back then.What about a compressor pedal?
I'm curious about the suggestions for comp pedals. What's driving that suggestion? Post comp sounds different to me than a pedal. Thanks
I don't know much. But I find a compressor pedal smooths the volume, especially helping with typical country legato runs, and making 'visible' all the little clicks, pops, and mutes. I use one with an attack knob, so I don't lose the snappy attack.
I love Don Rich's style and tone. Classic sparkly Fender tele.
I read he wasn't as bright sounding live, and recorded tracks with more top end so they wouldn't sound muddy on the AM radio's of the era.
Where's Lerb ?
Somehow this thread doesn't seem official without him.