Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by cray2008, Apr 25, 2008.
I love the guitar tones on those faces records-what gear was he using?
I believe it was mostly Fender Champs and an occasional Ampeg V series?
Champs? I have a 58 champ-sounds great, but didn't think that was it. What did he use live back then?
There's live footage that has been on VH1 Classic and is also the source for a few of the live cuts on the "5 Guys Walk in to a Bar" box set where you can clearly see a Champ on the stage. It appears to be the only amp he's using.
He's playing through an Ampeg in that footage.
Did he use a pedal or just turn those amps up?
I though he used Ampegs back in the day- I love his tone on the "Ooh, La, La" album. "Borstal Boys' was one of my favorite tones. Also on 'Cindy' as well. Great playing, great tone.
Coast to coast:Overtures and Beginners - Ron Wood at his best. Sounds like either a Tweed Champ or a Tweed Deluxe.
That's the tone! Is that a siverface champ behind him? You think he just cranked it?
There was already a long thread on this exact topic a few months ago. I searched and could not find it.
i definitely think I see some type of silver face fender
I thought it was a SF Princeton.
whatever it is ... it sounds like its about to EXPLODE!!
Hell yeah! What a cool song and great sounding video too!
So I assume he mics the amp? I didn't think that was the practice back then. Perhaps he used a champ and slaved that into another amp?
I heard that he also used a Watkins Dominator.
I dunno wot he uses...but there WAS a thread (in the FX section) about Ronnie; I think of faces everytime I plug into my Rangemaster Treble Booster Clone.
I used to use a 2-6L6 Silvertone. I think it's the 1484. It was a two channel head, tremolo & reverb, with a separate 2-12 cabinet. It nailed that sound.
That video sure brings back memories.
I was at the Shady Grove show where they were so drunk, they missed
the flight to catch the first of 2 shows.
I spent the entire show sitting right on the stage and when it was over, their driver followed me from Shady Grove to Dulles International Airport
since I knew the way and they didn't want to miss another flight.
Got to spend about half an hour sitting with them in the lounge, still drinking
before their flight back to New York.
Ronnie was nursing a bottle of Crown Royal if my memory serves me correctly.
Man the Faces were faced, that's for sure, but the performance was right on the money.