Mick Taylor w/ Mayall tone??

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  1. Slotunes

    Slotunes Supporting Member

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    Howdy..Anybody out there know what type of amp Mick Taylor used when he was with John Mayall.The period from 66 to 68.His tone is the sweetest singing tone I think Ive heard.Thanks in advance...
     
  2. Mark Kane

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    The live stuff was a 50 watt Marshall.
     
  3. Slotunes

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    I figured it was Marshall.Im wondering which model JTM 45??Ive even heard He used a Bassman in the studio.Any thoughts..thanks
     
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    The Blues Crusade and Diary of Band stuff was not JTM45 it was a 50 watter with EL34's.
     
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    He used a half stack and his tone was a lot darker/thicker/chewy than Clapton or Green. Mark - Would it be one of those "Black Flag"?

    He used a lot of "Normal", know what I mean?

    Definitely not a Bassman!!!!!

    Best, Pete.
     
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    It sure coulda been, he made it "HOWL" big time!!
     
  7. tga-3

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    I also loved Mick's tone when he was using Ampegs with the Stones, and the Les Paul/The Twin combination on the Mayall Birthday DVD from last year or so. Zendrive into a Blackface Fender gets you there with ease, thick and chewy.
    FWIW,
    Rick
     
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    I was lucky to have done a gig with Mick and his band in '87 in LBI, NJ.....He had us get him a Marshall 4x12 slant cab and a Fender Twin....He came with I believe a chorus pedal. I actually have the gig on tape. He had the soaring Santana sound.

    Also a great guy...
     
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    Hi Pete !

    How did he achieve that dark/thick one? Was it the Normal channel cranked up?
    the 1987 model Marshall?

    I prefer his sound to the cleaner/more aggressive Marshall tone that Clapton and Green had.
     
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    I can get his tone on "Crusade" fairly easily on a Maven Peal Ganesha (it's been a long time since I owned an early Marshall).

    Yes, you crank the "Normal" volume rather than the "Treble" volume - have the Treble volume on but low, about 3 (on the Ganesha you can switch the bright in or out, I have it off on the Normal and on on the Treble). It helps to use Greenbacks. Once you've done this you're right in the ballpark. Everything else is fine tuning. With a Les Paul it's mainly treble pick up or both.
    No pedals required.

    I'm using KT66's to get that sound; with EL34's it's brasher, more in your face so adjust accordingly.

    Best, Pete.
     
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    I love Taylor's tone on "Crusade". I wish there was a way to approximate it in a basement/don't-get-evicted setup.

    Sometimes I'll play Hideaway off Beano, Supernatural off Hard Road and Driving Sideways off Crusade in a Loop. Depending on my mood, my favourite tone may shift,. but usually (but not by much) Taylor's tone comes out on top for me over Green and Clapton.
     
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    I can't think of any recordings on which I didn't like Mick Taylor's tone. Always sounds great to me.
     
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    It's the fingers! ;)

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