Pedal Steel or a Telecaster ? Johnny Paycheck song

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  1. rodeoclown

    rodeoclown TDPRI Member

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    Been trying to mimic the lead in this song all last week, liking the way that "snappy" lead part arrives at just the right time, might even be Johnny Paycheck,
     
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    In the left speaker, I hear a Tele mimicking the steel, which is in the right speaker. But then once in a while, the Tele does a little thing that could only be a Tele.

    Maybe?
     
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    That's interesting Moosie, I also did some hear some small bursts of hi-bred picking in my left speaker now that you mention it,
     
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    Yeah, it's that Tele twang. Muted snappy picking.

    But do you hear what sounds like two steels?
     
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    davidge1 Friend of Leo's

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    Steel on the right, guitar on the left. When they play the arranged part together, it is kind of hard to distinguish which is which, but by the licks behind the singing you can tell that one is a steel and one a guitar.

    But I'll go back and listen once more – I just need an excuse to hear this great song again.
     
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    codamedia Friend of Leo's

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    Both...

    @davidge1 nails it above. Tele on the left, steel in the right. (Unless you have your headphones on backward :lol:)
    This problem is even more prevalent if you listen to the song in mono... or from a location in the room where the stereo speakers are not as separated.

    Those parts are tightly doubled in some spots... that's why they are so hard to recognize as one instrument or the other.... you get hints of both. It's incredible execution by the pickers.
     
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