Jangly guitars

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  1. bushmill

    bushmill Supporting Member

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    Name some guitars to check out for a bright, jangly type of sound...I know about the Rics, but what else is there? I am looking for some of the 60's tones and some of the 80's type tones...for example: the Del Fuegos, the Smithereens, the Plimsouls, the Three O' Clock, REM, etc...I am using EL84 based amps, so that base should be (fairly covered).
     
  2. Motorhed

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    danelectro maybe?

    but i think if you want jangle, a rick is the way to go.
     
  3. Antero

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    The Danelectro 12-string jangles like mad.
     
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    +1

    I love the series wiring on this guitar. The middle pickup position is my favorite.
     
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  5. loudboy

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    Telecaster?

    Strat on middle PU.

    I have a Godin Radiator that sounds like a cross between a Rick and a Tele.

    Smithereens used a lot of Gretsch/Marshall on their classic stuff.

    Loudboy
     
  6. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    I was going to say Gretsch...they can jangle and twang with the best of them.
    Although, the Ric is a classic...I'd love to have a Tom Petty Sig 12str.
    S.
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  7. Kiwi

    Kiwi Silver Supporting Member

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    Ricks are the jangle classics, but for many people (me among them) they are difficult to play.

    Try Gretsch, the solidbody Jet guitars especially.

    Kiwi
     
  8. MCG

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    Telecaster:)
     
  9. gkelm

    gkelm Supporting Member

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    This one's a bit easier to play than a Ric...a bit wider board & no finish on the rosewood (Agile). :D

    [​IMG]

    Greg
     
  10. flume

    flume Gold Supporting Member

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    God Bless The Three O'Clock!!!

    Wonderful band...thanks for invoking them!

    I live inside a world of jangle. Recovered from a Ric addiction and got happier with a Hamer Eclipse 12 string. Underdog guitar and performs flawlessly every single time.

    For 6 string, yes, the Danelectros are hard to beat. I have also gotten fine jangle from other unlikely sources like a MusicMan Axis SuperSport with 2 P90s.

    A Telecaster with a good compressor--like the PedalWorx McSqueeze is another good path the slide down.

    Of course I read this post while I had a compilation I made for myself of "latter era" stuff by The Church and the new ep by Phaser.....'twas good timing!
     
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    I'd add the right Les Paul Deluxe for jangle...
     
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    Rickenbackers, of course. Gretschs can definitely jangle as well. Telecasters and even Jaguars can jangle. Just ask Johnny Marr.
     
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    Definitely a Gretsch.
     
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    Dano 12 + Vox AC15 + Dyna Comp = jangle!

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    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    I picked up one of those Danelectros recently!
    Great bang for buck.

    S.j
     
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    That certainly doesn't look like the Agile Rick copies they have on their site. Is that an older model no longer offered?
     
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    When you say:"jangle" I think 12 string. I also have a Gretsch g6130kpw that is rather jangly. Heavily chambered/hollow body with floating bridge and single coils.
     
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    PRS Starla.
    [​IMG]

    Silvertone 1303.
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    Vintage 50's Gretsch solidbody with DeArmonds.
     
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    Nicely done! Nowadays, I play my Dano 12 through a Vox AC10.
     
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