Let's see...22...That would have been 1996.
That means I would have owned a Seagull Folk guitar (don't remember the model, but very worn) and an Epiphone Sheraton (which I should have never sold).
Those were days of simplicity.
Not a crazy thread at all. One thing that the oversize boutique market has done is raise the bar and the jargon only to realize that when push comes to shove...much "above" the Boss effects is largely fine tuning and adjustment that may or may not be heard in an actual performance environment...
No doubt about his playing and tone being a particular type, but even within his catalog you have a fair diversity of tones. I am not looking to plug him into a 5150, but I think he could have done some magic with many wonderful amps. Some of his songs have GREAT thick tone AND amazing dynamics...
Sigh. I should have seen the blooming field of over-reactions to what I am saying from TGP.
1) I am NOT saying that his music needs to be improved upon. It is what I chose to listen to in the middle of the night for God sake.
2) I am NOT trying to change his genre and looking for utterly...
As I couldn't sleep for awhile last night, I listened to the Imperial Recordings of T-Bone Walker. One things really struck me...he could have really benefited from a great amp.
What amp would you have picked to hear him through?
This probably is closer in lineage to the foundation of the blues than anything EVER put out by Joe B or SRV or KWS. This is where it comes from and what it takes.