Tweed Deluxe reference tone

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  1. 56_Special

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    What record exhibits gold standard Fender Tweed Deluxe tone in your opinion?
     
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    Steely Dan - Kid Charlemagne solo (Larry Carlton)
     
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    Almost any Neil Young album.
     
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    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.
     
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    Brown Sugar is a SF Twin.
     
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    Hence the debate.
    Sounds nothing like a Twin to me.:)
     
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    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!
     
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    Cinnamon Girl-Neil Young
     
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    Are you thinking of the Stones' Brown Sugar? That's a dimed SF Twin Reverb for sure.
     
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    Always sounded more like a Fuzz Face through a BF/SF Fender to me. Lots of sizzle, less Tweed crunch.
     
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    Isn't David Lindley's Mercury Blues done on a tweed Deluxe?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I think Neil Young's amp is modded for 6l6 tubes, so it would not really be a good reference tone.

    dk
     
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    Anything by Don Felder....he had a narrow-panel and a '59 Burst for Hotel California.
     
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    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.
     
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    It's all in his hands.

    mkg - Thanks!
     
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    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...


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