Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by 56_Special, Jun 14, 2008.
What record exhibits gold standard Fender Tweed Deluxe tone in your opinion?
Steely Dan - Kid Charlemagne solo (Larry Carlton)
Almost any Neil Young album.
Two good examples posted above.
There has been a lot of debate about this one.
To my ears ZZ Top' first album has a Tweed Deluxe all over it.
Brown Sugar is especially Tweedy.
Brown Sugar is a SF Twin.
Hence the debate.
Sounds nothing like a Twin to me.
Here's a clip of my Hullett Tweed Deluxe.
A lot of guitar on early 60s Blue Note jazz tracks, Grant Green, for example.
I like that sound as much if not more than the typical overdriven tweed Deluxe sound.
Richeray, you have the most amazing collection of Youtube clips...great stuff!
Cinnamon Girl-Neil Young
Are you thinking of the Stones' Brown Sugar? That's a dimed SF Twin Reverb for sure.
Always sounded more like a Fuzz Face through a BF/SF Fender to me. Lots of sizzle, less Tweed crunch.
Isn't David Lindley's Mercury Blues done on a tweed Deluxe?
How is he getting that that sound? Harmonics?
I've always wondered about this too--not being overly familiar with tweed amps. Thanks for the info. Kid Charlemagne, huh? Well, that tells me a whole lot. Awesome clip, Richieray. Now I also have another level of appreciation for the great Arlen Roth.
Different Brown Sugar. The first one referenced is on ZZ Top's First Album. If you are unfamiliar with it, find a copy, put on the head phones and enjoy. One of the all time great intros and the rest of the tune ain't bad either.
The amp Billy used is a matter of debate. But I don't think it's a silverface twin.
I think Neil Young's amp is modded for 6l6 tubes, so it would not really be a good reference tone.
Anything by Don Felder....he had a narrow-panel and a '59 Burst for Hotel California.
Brown Sugar is a '69 Marshall Super Bass and a 4x12....he is moving too much air to be a combo.
I have a reference/quote by Billy on that...lemme find it.
It's all in his hands.
mkg - Thanks!
That is the best statement so far....magic fingers.
Here is a pic of my '60 narrow-panel. I bought this one from Dave Rogers at Dave's Guitar Shop. I think the original owner brought it in...untouched, all original, right down to the tubes. I preserved the handle and put a nice repro on. That's a '63 transition Champ keeping it company...