Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Blurillaz, Dec 20, 2009.
The title says it all.
Teisco Del Rey.
You can approximate a lot of that classic psychedelic sound by applying a garish paint job to your favorite instrument. Try playing through an old Kustom tuck-and-roll amp. It helps if your audience is wasted as well.
Hope this helps.
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Looking at the Monterey Pop film, the Frisco scene appeared to be wall-to-wall Gibson SG's. So I'd say the rainbow SG Zoot is a fair bet.
So why the hell was the SG so prevalent in that scene when Fender and several other California guitar makers were more local to them?
In all seriousness I say it depends on what sort of 'psychedelic' you are after:
Garage psych then I'd go with something loaded with p-90s or a Gretsch.
West-coast (Byrds, et-al) and/or Kinks/Lilys jangle - get a Rickenbacker - 360s are actually very versatile and not just for jangles
mid-80s Paisley West-coast: you can get a strong Humbucker even a Gretsch for the single-line stuff and a Jangler for the rhythm (see above)
I have seen Robyn Hitchcock and he used either a Tele (it can cover a very good jangle) or an Eastwood - some funky Eastwood deal - through a Vox
Then again Jerry Garcia is a form of psychedelia: I'd say get EMGs and some heavy wood through a Showman with JBLs
Or if its something like neo-psychedelia and therefor a melange of neo-folk/alt-country, old-school doom rock, metal, new-wave and jangle/paisley all wrapped into one (a sound I personally am after and adore) then I would shoot for something with versatility as its middle name
Or just spread it out through different guitars for different songs
I forgot about that beauty
Rickenbacker 331 LS
What happened was Strats were mostly seen in '66 and '67 as so 'yesterday'...surf-y, Beach Blanket era axes [other than Hendrix, who knew a good thing].
Whoa. A mashup of this concept with the Dan Armstrong lucite could really be wild. I'm thinking, take a string of modern LED Christmas lights because they don't burn out.
Get the kind that have a multi-pattern controller. The cast them into a guitar body using some of that two-part transparent acrylic casting resin froom an arts-and-crafts supply. You know, the stuff you use to embed an object into a transparent paperweight and stuff like that.
The immortal cheese guitar.
Whatever Erik Braunn used.
Or Michael from The Fever Tree.
I think it's also worth noting that at the time, if you wanted a solid-body with humbuckers, the SG was pretty much it...
You could have bought a USED Les Paul, but who wants to play an old guitar?
Cousin,Bass,not as cheesy though!
Buy a flying V and get a pro to paint it like Jimi Hendrix's or get a Frank Zappa SG