Vince Gill

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  1. 83siennateleguy

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    I read a segment on Vince Gill this morning on line ; you may have read it yourself, talking about various topics.
    One of those topics was Gear.
    Vince claims he never was a pedal guy. The right guitar , a tube amp and a lot of reverb .
    Lol. I tried that same formula many times , Never seemed to sound as good as Vince. Then again , it's Vince.

    So how many of you use Vinces formula as far as no pedals ( if that's really the case) . Of course he never came off as a liar to me so maybe that's the case !

    Whatever the case Vince, sounds Great !
     
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    I like my pedals. However, I often play with nothing but a clean amp straight up. It keeps me honest and accurate.
     
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    I've had hundreds of pedals through the years and did use some of them,off and on..
    But most of the time it was just guitar and amp..That's how I started, before there was pedals..
    And I was never a Vince Gill..lol
     
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    Vince sure has the "secret" of great tone dead to rights, but the post above left three things out. The great tone is single coil tone, sometimes from a Stratocaster and sometimes from a Telecaster. The other indispensable part of the tone is playing with a very personal finger style. The part of the post that right as rain is "it's Vince". I've got the guitars and I've got finger style down pretty well. I'm not Vince and will never come close to his amazing creativity. Unfortunately for me, it takes more than tone.
     
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    Nothing between my Tele and my Super Reverb...'cept a cable. I come to play guitar, not tap-dance.
     
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    I don't sound as good a Vince either so take this with a grain of salt, but I don't really ever use pedals unless I need a specific sound or I want a really overdriven tone at low volume.

    That being said, I think if you are stuck using backline rigs all the time, pedals are really useful for ensuring you can get the sounds you need when you don't have total control of your rig.

    I would imagine Vince has total control of his rig... meaning there is a lot less of an issue when it comes to getting his tone straight from his amp than your average musician. I cant see many sound engineers bitching about his tech bringing his own amp to a gig and winding it up right to its sweet spot compared to the goons at the local jam night...
     
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    Well, there's a narrow field of that working for me, but when it does it is good for sure. a BFD or BFDR in the right room doesnt need much else. But you could be too loud or not loud enough....
     
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    Vince is great but my idol is Nels Cline so i gotta have lots of pedals. :lol::lol::D:D:):)
     
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    Believe it or not, Keith Richards said the EXACT same thing 25-30 years ago in an interview I read. (must have been Guitar Player or Vintage Guitar...those were the only guitar mags I would have read) He was asked his secret to great tone, and he replied the right guitar into the right amp. Maybe Vince read the same interview. Anyway....it was true then....still true now.
     
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    there's good info on his set up out there

    Boss compressor is one important element
     
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    Depends on when the interview was done. Typically doesn't sound like a "lot of reverb" to me.

    More like a little delay and some compression. Both studio and live. Also some slight overdrive now and then.

    But, I'm sure at some point he's plugged straight into an amp like we all have.
     
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    I read the story this morning on line. He talked about that plus being with the Eagles and such. Very recent !
     
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    If all you play is a clean Tele sound then yes there is nothing like a Fender Twin or Deluxe to get you that clean sound with lots of headroom. Besides a little slap back, and or reverb, your good.

    But if you need a little overdrive you will need a pedal or two unless you use a Blues Jr or Deville.
     
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    Google Vince Gill and scroll . It's an article from Rolling Stone Magazine that was posted on line this morning around 10 am. EST.

    He said a little reverb. I stand corrected!
     
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    EH Holy Grail Nano for reverb, Demeter Fat Boost (mid boost) that I leave on all the time, and an ABY box if I'm running 2 amps (and I usually do). Or straight into a Deluxe Reverb on a big gig (that's a tuner pedal on top of the amp). IMG_2696.JPG IMG_3501.JPG
     
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    I have a few pedals, but prefer to use as few as possible. I generally practice without them.

    They are useful tools when used sparingly, and thoughtfully, but I no longer “rely” on them to hide the flaws in my playing as I once (ineffectively) did.
     
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    99.9% of the time it’s guitar to amp, reverb isn’t even a must but can be nice.
     
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    I haven’t used pedals since the mid 80’s, I have a few in a box somewhere.
     
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    In '77 I was running a Les Paul into a '66 Gibson GA-55RVT Ranger amp, 50 watts via two 6L6s, into four 10" speakers. I used the onboard reverb. In 1978 I added an Echoplex. I had to dime the amp, y-cord the channels, and add a boost, but it was fantastic.

    At the same time, I knew it was so darned loud I would only be able to use it in large venue concerts. I traded the Ranger for a master volume amp in 1979 and hadn't really been happy with my live sound until I went to modeling. In that chain I am still mostly guitar to amp with reverb and echo.

    Bob
     
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    If I want to go direct I play acoustic. There’s nothing pure once you plug in. Go for every sound you can get!
     
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