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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by vox Phantom, Mar 2, 2012.
I really wanna a gretsch but my tele gets it all day long all night strong hahahaha
Gretsch 6120 & Tele
Gretsch is hard to beat for rockabilly. Not a Rockabilly tune, but a great showcase of Gretsch (and Fender amp) tones....
This pretty much sums it up. That being said, I prefer either my Telecaster or 65 Gibson ES-330.
Then again, I've also gotten a great rockabilly sound out of my Rickenbacker 330 (which also confused the heck outta the "rockabilly police" who thought I was gonna whip out a bunch of R.E.M covers when they saw me onstage with it) If you listen to some really obscure old rockabilly (like the Proper box set) you'll hear that a lot of it doesn't have delay. It's in the attitude!
What's the most worthless pickup on the face of the planet ?
Right - your average Strat bridge pickup w/ no tone knob.
Flatwounds can redeem even this lowly crapmagnet.
I just did an in-depth listening fest that lasted a solid month.
All 50's rockabilly.
I'm tellin' ya...
a Telecaster is great if you can play like this ...
I really like the ES-295. I had a chance at one for a really good price, but the guy at the store wouldn't hold it for me. I told I him I was coming back the next day. I'm sure they get that a lot. But, I did go back the next day and another guy who saw me checking it out the day prior, bought it after I left.
But it played and sounded fantastic.
ya the Epi ES295 is a great guit.
I love it, and my Gretsch puke green 6118, and my three Agile CoolCats, and my Dearmond Starfire Special, and my Douglas WNO, and my teles for rockabilly!
I'm in the "any" camp as it's more about the cowboy than the gun. That said, you can't go wrong in terms of sound, not to mention looks, with a big ol' Gretsch like Brian Setzer plays.
For my 3 Rockabilly bands I use:
Telecaster - Stock Pickups
Duo Jet - Filtertrons
Epi Zephyr Blues - Stock P-90's
- all are strung with 11 gauge flat wounds. -
'61 Blonde Bassman 6G6
Polytone 103 - Closest to Grady Martin sound I have found
'61 Gibson GA-30
These all give different sounds but are all very good at getting you a Rockabilly sound. All depends on the sub-genre of Rockabilly you are playing and the sound you are going for. (Rev Horton Heat, Stray Cats, Johnny Horton/Cash/Burnette, Carl Perkins, etc, etc, etc. Most anything can get you there. Just gotta know how to use it.
Well put. I may be a bit of a fuddy duddy for saying this, but if people spent the time worrying about their chops that they spend worry about their gear we'd have a lot better players out there. I've seen Carl Perkins playing a Les Paul, a Tele, a Strat, an ASAT, so what does that tell you? Any good guitar will work! But heck you could say that about any style of music! ;-)
Somebody gets it... somebody gets it....
This should be plastered on every players wall...
Single Coils, slapback delay and a low powered tube amp!
For me, it's either the tele or the LP.
Plus flatwounds !
That may be true but it sure helps if you're packin a peacemaker. The guitar equivalent to that would be a Gretsch. I don't really play rockabilly but I can fake it pretty well with my little vox, a touch of reverb, and my buddy's gretsch.
Plus it just looks cool
I prefer an 1858 converted to .45 LC.