Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by therhodeo, Sep 9, 2008.
Anyone know what they're using?
Nope, but I do love their tone!
They had a blurb in a recent issue of Vintage Guitar.
I think the guitarist (not sure if there is more than one) was using a SF Deluxe Reverb live. If I can find the article tonight I'll update my post.
There are quite a few photos here actually, where you can see the amps ... http://onelouderphoto.com/?p=70
I've seen them a few times and all i saw was fender behind them. oh and jack to mix drinks with.
they are an amazing group to see. the most refreshing southern style of music to come in a while for me.
Is that a Red Sommatone off to the right of those pics?
Saw them live a few months back. There are 3 guitar players. Patterson Hood (the front man with the LP Deluxe goldtop) was playing through a SF Deluxe.
The amazing part to me was that Jason Isbell played through a Line 6 Vetta when I saw them with the Crowes a couple years ago.
Love the DBT, but sure miss Jason Isbell and his songs.
Last time I saw them, there were the Fenders & Peaveys.......
And on another note, anyone "like" their latest cd ?
I really didn't care for it & thought they were missing Isbell's tunes a LOT !
His solo disc is still in heavy rotation for me :AOK
Yeah, Jason Isbell's tunes were always my favorites on the past few DBT albums. Their latest record seems a little long-winded and drags a bit. That said, they are still fun live and Decoration Day, Dirty South & A Blessing and a Curse are fine countyish/southern rock.
p.s. Jason Isbell's solo record is definitely a favorite...
Cooley has been using a Sommatone Roaring 40 with an open back 2x12 cabinet since the start of their 2008 tour. Patterson uses 2 Fender Deluxe Reverbs. He purchased a second deluxe because one wasn't enough to keep up with Cooley's Roaring 40! When John Neff is on the pedal steel he uses an Ampeg V4 Head through a 1x15 cabinet. When he's on guitar he uses a Fender Deluxe Reverb.
If anyone has seen Isbell touring with his own band, the 400 Unit lately you'll notice he is also using a Sommatone, its a Roaring 40 2x12 Combo. His rhythm guitarist, Brodan, plays through a Marshall JCM 800.
I hope this helps answer your questions
it's not my favorite release, but it has one of their best tunes on it.
"Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife".. It's a nice haunting and beautiful sounding song and well written. I feel the same about it as, My Sweet Annette from Decoration Day.
Someone said they saw them on the tour with the Crowes... I'd have to think of a more frustrating moment in music for me as I had to listen to them from the parkinglot of greatwoods (MA) because I had my friend's ticket and they were running late.
Thanks alot for all the answers.
I actually do like the new album. Really cool to hear Shonna get involved in the singing too.
I really like the new album alot, actually. Having said that, it was my first taste of the DBT. I have since purchased The Dirty South. But I still like the new release better. I should pick up the Jason Isbell album you're all talking about.
My 1st was Decoration Day, which I loved
I then bought Southern Opera, which has some pretty good tunes
I then got Dirty South which has my favorite DBT song, The Day John Henry Died
From there, Blessing & A Curse, which I loved
I then bought their early releases, which were again, just O.K.
And then the newest, which I don't think is as good.
SO....the ingredient that made me a fan is/was Jason Isbell....and I LOVE his solo disc.
Still a fan 'cause I dig their overall vibe, but Isbell is missed if you ask me.
They used Cooley's old beat-to-hell 50 watt Marshall alot in the studio. The band auctioned it off last year and my buddy won it. Haven't heard it in person but over the phone it sounds phenomenal.
Saw them open for the Black Crowes in MKE a few years ago and I thought their tone and sound mix was superior to the Crowes. I thought I saw one guy using a reverend combo on top of an ext cab. I was a ways back tho...
I wonder if those Deluxe Reverbs that Hood uses are modded?
Yes... according to the sommatone website ( http://www.sommatone.com/artists.html#mike ) that particular member uses a Roaring 40 with a 2X12 open back cab. Also a better pic of the amp here.