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Discribe "Vintage Tone" in your own words

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Boxnix, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Boxnix

    Boxnix Member

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    There is definitely a tone that I like. I know it when I hear it and I'm pretty picky but I have no idea if it is "vintage" or not.

    I just bought a MIM tele and I want to upgrade some things but every upgrade has a choice between vintage and modern. I'm afraid vintage on a tele means thin and twangy. I'm looking for a warm tone with a little punch.

    Many thanks!
     
  2. dazco

    dazco Member

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    Organic. Not a lot of compression, woody.
     
  3. RJM/rydog2223

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    +1 "woody"
     
  4. Caretaker

    Caretaker Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Yes. And the individual notes have a bloom and sustain.
     
  5. DGDGBD

    DGDGBD Member

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    Anyone mention "Swirl"?
     
  6. Steven_K

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    Open, warm, dynamic....low output pickups pushing a tube amp into natural overdrive.
     
  7. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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  8. G'OlPeachPhan

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    To me, it's the tones of the 50's, 60's, and 70's, or anything that approximates/imitates the tones of those decades... But really, I guess given that it's now 2009, anything that represents the tones of the 1990's or prior may possibly be considered vintage now...?

    "Vintage 80's hair metal" or "vintage 90's grunge" anyone?!! :BEER
     

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