Robin Trower Signature Sound

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  1. jazzjoker

    jazzjoker TDPRI Member

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    Hi everybody,

    I just discovered Robin Trowers album "Another Days Blues and this brought me back (again) to the 70ties. Great fat sound. So far I am playing Teles thru vintage Fender amps - do you have any idea how to come close to the sound of Robin Trower ? I know that he uses a Strat and a Marshall, the latter I guess fully cranked up. However a 50 watt Marshall is way too loud cranked up - takin' a 18 Bluesbraker or the 20W mini plexi reissue ? ...

    Thanks for your advice !
     
  2. Cleeve

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    I think he uses blues Juniors in the studio-
    You need a wah, vibrato, and overdrive, in that order from guitar to amp.
    I have a few vibratos, but the best bang for the buck so far suprisingly is the Cool Cat vibe from Danelectro.. I think it was only something like 60 dollars..
    -See this video and the part 2 as well,
    Trower tells what he uses and used, as well as some clues about how they miked the cab for 'Bridge of Sighs'..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xikzwm2nftg&feature=related

    A tele will do just fine, as Trower only seems to use the neck pickup alone, or the bridge.
     
  3. Post Toastie

    Post Toastie Poster Extraordinaire

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    He tunes his guitar a full step down.DGCFAD.
     
  4. Paulie13

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    Gotta get a vibe to do Trower. I fully recommend the Mojo Vibe from Sweet sound.
     
  5. Tim Swartz

    Tim Swartz Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah, the Mojo Vibe will nail it as will any true Univibe clone. A 20w Marshall w/ 4x will yield huge Marshall tone at reasonable volumes. FWIW, Robin Trower actually is one of the few to use mostly the middle pickup.
     
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    Lovepeal Pickle Vibe



    and this for your Fender amp:

     
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