What is causing this wicked tone? (tele related)

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  1. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Tough to tell by the size of it in that pic but I'd say an old Princeton or maybe a Deluxe.
     
  2. studio

    studio Poster Extraordinaire

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    I also use flatwounds on one of my teles.
    Actually it's my favorite sound.

    I'm not too partial of those half rounds or
    whatever they call them. Got a pair of them
    on a strat and can't wait to get rid of them.
     
  3. jefrs

    jefrs Doctor of Teleocity

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    It's a fairly common tele sound. Fiddle with the amp tone controls, drop the bass and mid. There's slap back echo delay and reverb in there. It doesn't really matter what make and model they are. Is the reverb the amp's spring tank? A pedal does good reverb too.

    Tip, for a clear sound, remove all the other pedals you are not using, not switch them out, actually take them off the pedal board.

    I don't think the strings are all that important either. I use both. Round-wounds will make that sound too, they have a little more springy 'boing' than flatwound but you control all that by muting
     
  4. Justinvs

    Justinvs Poster Extraordinaire

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    Man, these guys are great! Wish I'd heard of them before.

    Is it just me, or do trios make some of the biggest sounding bands out there?
     
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    emu! Poster Extraordinaire

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    Compression, reverb, echo.
     
  6. TheFullMonty

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    I agree that it looks a tad bigger than a Deluxe. If I had to venture a guess I'd say it's a '58 or '59 big box Tremolux.
     
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    gemktm Tele-Meister

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    Is he from Norway? If so his "American" is astoundingly good.
     
  8. D_Schief

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    I just started using flatwounds on my Les Paul Deluxe for a soul/R&B band that I'm in, and think I'll stick with that for awhile. It's a very pure round tone with less overtones, but still sounds best with a little presence or top-end shimmer.

    I'm using D'Addario Chromes, which are (weird as it sounds) a "bright" flatwound. I special order the .026, .035 and .045 flats and then pair them with my favorite trebles from the GHS "Big Core" Nickel Rockers at .0105, .0135 and .018 plain steel.

    These strings LOVE reverb and delay, and actually do a pretty good job with dirt pedals as well.
     
  9. jefrs

    jefrs Doctor of Teleocity

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    Thomastik Jazz Swing flatwound are the brightest, very flexible and lightest set are 10-45 with a wound 3rd. Well balanced set. Expensive but they last forever.
     
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    I think he has a flat in LA too.

    The guy in the interview is also a studio musician on albums by other bands. I remember an artist on the radio saying something like: "There's only one guy in Norway that could play that riff right. Øystein from Big Bang. We had to get him."

    One of their biggest hits live:
     
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