This is crazy. I want more of it. Does anyone know of anything similar?
Hard to really compare them. I've always found Gary's usage of vibrato very beautiful, subtle. Like something you could create without a vibrato bar or a pedal. Like other sting instruments like the violin/viola/cello etc create. Nels is anything but subtle. It can be pretty, like in Impossible Germany. But then it can also really make it hard for me to listen to him at times to because it doesn't sound very natural. I'd compare Gary's usage with Jay Bennett, Nels' predecessor in Wilco. Something like Neil Young, though occasionally even Neil over does it. I'm not sure what Nels is, but it's not Neil Young.nels is the king of the wiggle trem--but the guy i actually saw do it first was gary louris from the jayhawks. i was into them back in the 90's in mpls and he'd get the coolest sounds using his SG w/maestro vibrato and a fuzz. sooo cool.