Players like Campilongo and Lage. Guitar into small amp and GO!

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  1. Pguitars

    Pguitars Member

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    Are there more players like Jim Campilongo and Julian Lage gearwise and tone wise?
    I love the idea of keep it simple. A small princeton or 5f1tweed and go!
     
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    Check out Marisa Anderson. Also William Tyler. You might also try Steve Gunn.
     
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    not sure if it's about simple but more what you like. I'm nobody, unless I played your favorite tune at a gig and nailed it as you drunkenly raved on about me, so take my thoughts with a grain of salt. they love the sound they get if they did not the would not use it and can have guys move stuff so the I'm too old has little influence in the issue of lifting. I've tried small amps and hate how I sound it's not me. After 33 years of 2 El34's it's what sounds right to me. Granted my Super Oahu or Princeton can sound nice but never as right as my JMP, even if I don't crank it at a gig......So try it you might like it or you might not, only you can tell
     
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    A lot of Marc Ribot's stuff (especially the Cuban jazz stuff) is like this.
     
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    Well, there's myself. :D I play a Tele into either a Silverface Princeton Reverb or a Brownface Princeton (with a pedal for Reverb). But I'm not famous... Yet!

    One person who was a huge influence on me for playing a Tele into a small amp is of course none other than Steve Cropper. An early 60s Tele or a late 50s Esquire into a Tweed Harvard was his main rig for a majority of the 60s Stax hits.

    Keith Richards has been doing the Tele or Gibson ES into a Champ and modded Harvard quite a bit as well. That was his setup for his recent solo album.

    Margaret Glaspy has been plugging into a Tweed Champ as well, using Lage's Danocaster.

    Nor sure what other modern players, but... In any case, a lot of the 50s/60s guys just played straight in because that was pretty much the only thing available.
     
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    imo, that set-up is only cool only for certain types of music with a full band. Alone at home it's great.
     
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    My favorite go-to amp for a few years now has been a Victoria 5112 (12" tweed champ). So simple yet so effective.
     
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    Check out the 12,678 Stax tracks Steve Cropper played on.
     
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    Bryan T guitar owner Silver Supporting Member

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    I saw Margaret Glaspy the other night. She played a tele into a little tweed amp, maybe a Champ? It was fun to hear a trio with such a raw guitar sound.
     
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    My SFPR's are just fine for most small bar gigs. In fact my 1968 with a 12" Red Fang is loud as heck.
     
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    but a little tweed (5f1) miced is not loud enough i think
     
  13. Bryan T

    Bryan T guitar owner Silver Supporting Member

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    Really? That was Julian's guitar? I think he used it when I saw him last year and then MG this week. Weird. What is the connection?
     
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    love affair.... i think
     
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    Mike Campbell, Chuck Prophet, Neil Young...
     
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    Yep, they're dating. :D

    Not sure whom I'm more jealous of. ;)
     
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    Glaspy has more talent than Lage, but Lage is more attractive IMO. Ymmv.
     
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    Here you can see
     
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    Bryan T guitar owner Silver Supporting Member

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    Cool. Thanks.

    I did remember that the guitar I saw Julian use had a gold foil pickup in the neck position. So they either swapped it or it is a different guitar with a similar vibe.
     
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    Looks like the same amp. There is a topic here about his danocaster and pickup choices.
     
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