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Don Rich Speakers?

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by WJBallantyne, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. WJBallantyne

    WJBallantyne TDPRI Member

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    This is a bit of an impossible question, but does anyone know what brand of speakers were in any of Don Rich's Twin Reverbs?
     
  2. sbpark

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    Thought Don Rich used a tweed Bassman? That's the amp I've seen him using in old videos.
     
  3. Glen Smith

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    He later used a Twin Reverb according to Wikipedia.
     
  4. sbpark

    sbpark Friend of Leo's

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    Darn Wikipedia. Always proving me wrong!
     
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    my guess would be JBLs
     
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    Curious why you ask that question...???
     
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    Jensens or jbls. The thing is the only one who is ever going to be able to get Don Rich's tone is Don Rich. You would see Buck Owens playing through Dons rig and it would sound completely different. It sounded like Buck Owens.
     
  8. bluescaster72

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    I think too much is made out of who used what speaker . He most likely used a whatever came stock in a twin reverb at that time. To me he sounded like a man using a Telecaster ! Buck could really play that telecaster and in fact Taught Don Rich how to play lead guitar ! .
     
  9. brookdalebill

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    I recall an old interview in an old Guitar Player magazine, perhaps
    a Pro's Reply column, stating he used a Twin with JBLs.
    My memory is pretty good, but I won't swear to it.
    I swear too much, anyways.:oops::rolleyes:
     
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  10. WJBallantyne

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    I do realize this is a somewhat ridiculous question ;) I ask mainly out of idle curiosity as I have an opportunity to buy a nearly perfect old blackface Twin with JBL's. Agreed, it's the player and not all the nitpicking little details that make a sound.
     
  11. BobbyZ

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    Grab the BFTR ! I have one with JBLs there's only one thing I don't like about it. (you'll figure that out when you pick it up)

    One thing about it if you find you don't like the JBLs you can always sell them. D120s (or maybe it's D131s) are worth a few bucks.
     
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    I believe most of the equipment he used was stock. Stock Telecaster and stock Twin Reverb. No pedals . I could be wrong about that. There isn't much info out there on his setup.
     
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    Yeah, that's one of the amazing things about guys like Don and Roy Nichols. Other than a good guitar and amp, absolutely everything was in their hands and heads. Roy said he just cranked all his tone controls and set his volume where he needed it lol. No nonsense.
     
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    There was a short period that Fender got mad at Buck for not returning the sponsored gear and they switched to Gibson. Not sure what they were using for amps.

     
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    Looks strange to see Don with a LP.
     
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    Looks like a Les Paul Recording Model? With the plastic pickguard knob area and the slanted pickup mounting.

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    Don had been playing guitar since 5 years old. Buck did influence how he wanted him to sound for the Buckaroos, it was Bucks's band and Buck was a respected studio player in his time who had a distinct style. However, Don had his thing going ,too, and was a rock n roll enthusiast who took what Buck was doing to a whole other level. "Act Naturally" is pretty typical of the Don Rich take off lead guitar style.

    I also heard this man is an un-credited teacher of Don's, but he ain't bitter...

     
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    In this video Don moves to the side several times and you can see the shine of the two center covers of the JBL's in a blackface Twin.

    Another uncredited teacher is Gene Breeden. He played around Bakersfield with Buck, Maddox Bros. and Rose, and produced "I'm A Truck" for Red Simpson. Gene was an influence on quite a few guitarists.

    I, however, think Don's tone came from the coil cord!:)
     
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