big star/alex chilton tones - comp?

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  1. gravy

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    if you`ve heard the big star records you`ll know what i mean!
     
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    my fav tone of all time. my menatone TBIAC (set mostly clean) being hit with an old script dyna comp into brown fender amps gets me close - w/ a tele in the middle position.

    remember, at least 50% of that sound was the LA2 compressor they used all over Radio City. not LA2A but LA2.
     
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    cool, what version of the TBIAC ya using?
     
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    i've had most of them, and prefer the current, handwired 4-knobber. i think i play a little big star on this demo, though i wasn't trying to nail the exact big star tone on this demo:
     
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    no clue but some great guitar tones for sure!!! the production on those albums is impeccable, really beautiful music....
     
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    Great sound on that demo vanguard, definitely gets in the Chilton ballpark.

    I'm pretty sure my favorite Chilton tone and playing is the solo on Way Out West. Is that a 12 string, or is he just that cool??

    EDIT: Ha, had to add, your VB-2 demo playing Blur's Tender is awesome also. Where's a guy with your taste when i need to start a band!!

    cheers
     
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    O My Soul! and September Gurls are firmly in my head now!
     
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    A strat in the second position ??
     
  9. gravy

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    righteous playing, will check into the TBIAC AND MXR comp, thanks!
     
  10. Snottyboy

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    That's where I get it.

    Strat>Compressor>Tim (low gain or off)>Vibrolux Reverb gets me there.

    My favorite strat tones, along with early Knopfler.
     
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    i often feel the same way in salt lake city. lots of musicians, not a lot of musicians with good taste:rotflmao
     

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