Using an LP where only a Telecaster will do

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  1. You know Flipper

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    to get the whole essence of the blasphemy listen to the song from the start but if you are in a hurry go to minute, 1:40



    muddy, muddy muddy....
     
  2. richiek65

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    Yeah but the contrast between it and the pedal steel works well, plus that's Waddy Wachtel playing his 1960 (maybe 59?) burst! Waddy is the real deal
     
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    I think the issue is the effects/amp settings and maybe recording method. Uncharacteristic of that dude - saw them live in about 76 or 77 and he had jaw dropping tone. Maybe for that song he just didn't dial in the right pedal.
     
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    He doesn’t use pedals but I certainly agree he has had better tone. Maybe the room was unresponsive or the recording technique or old strings or, or, or.


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    Here's another guy, playing an LP where a Tele would have sufficed. He seemed to do okay with it.



    - D
     
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    And the Paul is set on the bridge pickup. Strange....
     
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    Hey !!
    That's Waddy Wachtel man !!
    He can bloody well play a Les Paul if he wants to !!
    ( he himself would probably admit that he would use a different tone if he had the opportunity for a do-over)
     
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    while I certainly agree that both WW and DG are premier players and switching back and forth appears a breeze. What we don't know is how their individual guitars have been set -up. We don' t know if a Luthier dressed the frets so they were all approx the same height. Gibsons and Fenders play totally different with varied fret heights. .050 vs .040 is a big deal. We also know or at least can reasonably suspect that premier players do not take STOCK Off the Shelf guitars and go to a gig.

    Yep they can change guitars and play the hell out of them ! :)
     
  10. FredDairy

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    I love when players use something other than what we expect to see/hear.
    Eddy Shaver comes to mind right off the bat.
     
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    This is how it should be done !
     
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    No. No price included. I wish I Did know.
     
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    That is the best tone I have ever heard from Gatton, normally his tone is the definition of "icepick".
     
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    Waddy's tone is perfect for this song.
    Clearly different contrast with the pedal steel, makes the sound of the song much more interesting.
     
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    I usually like bright tones but I Don’t really think it sounds that appalling
     
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    I agree with the original poster.

    The Les Paul was the wrong tool for that particular job.

    :(
     
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