Hank Garland Amp tone in a currently made make/model?

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  1. tjmicsak

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    I can't seem to find any references for Hank's amps other than a group of others such as Chet that mention the Standel 25L15.

    What could I use today that would be a great substitute for what Hank Used?
    The Echofonic is not part of the question. Its the overall amp selection.

    What did he record with?
     
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    I had the same question a while back but I was approaching it from a Joe Mathis angle. I believe he used Standels as well. Good luck
     
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    Solid state amps made for pedals steels with 15" speakers will get you the sound you're looking for. That's the closest thing to the sound of an old Standel. The Standel solid-state amps from the '60s are great, as are Sho-Bud steel amps from the '60s, Peavy SteelMan amps, etc. These amps are not expensive when you find them, either. Of course, you could always buy one of these if you have the $$$...

    http://www.standelamps.com/vintage_plus/25l15/index.html

    Quilter makes a pedal steel amp too. I've heard very good things about them, including the fact that they're super light-weight.
     
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    There's an article about Garland @ a site called Take Off Guitar where they talk, among other things, about his gear. As mentioned, he apparently used the Standel 25-L-15. You can Google. I'd link but I'm on my phone & not very smart.
     
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    Since a 25L15 is something rarely found, I would look to a big tweed....maybe a 5E5A Pro. Then, you have to have the delay, right. A Ray Butts Echosonic would be the all-in-one package that would get you close. Here is a great cut with him playing an early sunburst ES-345.



    Wouldn’t it be interesting to hear it without the delay???
     
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    Fwiw,ime, a SS Standel is not the amp for the job. I remember back in the mid-‘60’s a band played a dance in my home town. They were a band that came around every once in a while, so their sound was something I knew. The last time I saw them, something caught my ear....their sound had changed and was not nearly as musical. I went to look at their set up, and there were Standel Ss amps said adding there. Imho, the SS Standels were not anything that attract3d me sonically. Ommv.
     
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    Wonder how the Fender Excelsior would work for this.
     
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    It's a rare occasion when a tweed pro isn't a good recommendation.
     
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    Side note: that Garland cut above makes me want to my Echoplex working. Or find another Ray Butts, eh.....I owned #28 for a short while. It was all-original but for one resistor, but the echo machine needed some work.
     
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    "Wouldn’t it be interesting to hear it without the delay???"

    I agree... that echo made the progenitor of one of the greatest, cleanest, picking techniques of all time sound sloppy.

    I hate to be that guy (is this related, at least orthogonally, to "kids get off my lawn?")), but Hank Garland had - like George Benson has - a technique that renders amp choice completely inconsequential. He could have played through anything.

    Want to sound like him? There are no shortcuts, and nothing you can buy))
     
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    Simpler for him..but one of the classics in rock and roll.....

     
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    I seem to recall a picture of Hank next to a tweed pro. Can’t remember where though.
     
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