Woodshed to learn the style. Same as any other style.
I used to criticize it but I've know a few well off guitar collectors who asked if I would play their guitar on a gig. I got to play high end...
I blame the gear but it's typically my fault.
I didn't adjust for the room (this includes amps or direct).
I have allergies and...
I'm a edge of breakup & push the amp with a pedal guy. For clean backline I was using a Catlinbread 5F6 set to taste. I think any preamp type...
Die hard tube amp guy here who has played through a few digital things live & I think you have a good post here.
I thought well of a KPa I used....
That changes over time. Currently:
If I die of old age then I hope to have given them away first.
If I spontaneously combust before old age then my nieces & nephew.
I started hearing my dad play a 335 through a BF SR.
Then I had my own Peavey Gear.
By the end of HS I mowed enough lawns for a black strat....
My stage fright was (mostly) cured by a lot of live playing starting at age 25 and a lot of mistakes.
Friends & family can be the harshest critics!
I have been using Dr Z & Swart attenuators for a while.
I really like vintage amps and I've gigged BF & SF Fenders mostly. Being honest, hearing my myself played back when I used a /13 or DrZ...sounded...
He might play the usual tunes with his own take. That could be refreshing.
But those classic rock, country & blues tones are what my YamahaTHR does well so I can play Mayer, Isbell, newer indie music...
I did this for a few years once. I grew to hate showing up. I didn't even want to play for a while by the time I quit. The other side of it was...
I play Americana & blues mostly with single coil guitars. Recording showed the best to be:
Dr Z Z28
I'll play whatever is available & have. Most often a backline amp.
I still purchase something I prefer rather than the closest thing or cheapest...
To me, what he did on People Get Ready is outstanding and the type of thing I want to do.
I became a pessimist.
They don't all suck but I just assume they don't make much difference.
I prefer transparent but it hasn't ever stopped me from owning a solid color I liked.
I'm not a fan of the TS sound through my amp at home. Too compressed & mid focused. However when I hear a recording from a live show, it sits...
I like country music. It's hard for me to take that Chet was instrumental (pun intended) to the pop influences back then.
Country isn't dead....
Just to clarify, I'm not an A list. I'm maybe a C or D list sideman (weekend warrior). I played next A list guy Forest Rodgers (country) years...
I've heard him state the recorded standing in front of the Kustom amps LOUD for sustain.
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Demeter. It has a slight volume boost that makes it just right. It was my favorite.
Trex was good.
Strymon Flint was good. Killer reverb.