What Guitar Did Townsend Use on "I Can SeeFor Miles"?

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  1. Seth L

    Seth L Silver Supporting Member

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    It is one hell of a single, that's for sure. That song and that album have always been favorites of mine.
     
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    Floggering a dead horse
     
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    A lot of the sound of the song is the great reverb-y room sound, which I think they used Gold Star Studios for. It shows that it was recorded at 3 different studios (according to the Who.com site), but the big room at Gold Star I'm pretty sure gives it that depth, and even seems to make cleanish-sounding guitars exhibit more sustain. I have always loved the sound of that recording, from the first time I heard it, it stood out as different.
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  4. handyman

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    I'll trust the tension specs from the string manufacturer every time, thanks.
     
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    A ton of compression would cost you a ton back then.
     
  7. Frankenstratocaster

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    I can get a reasonable proximity of the record with a LP bridge pickup and my Carvin X100B on clean with a treble boost and a MXR compressor.
     
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    It was also recorded in multiple studios on two continents, with lots of overdubs, so there's likely a variety of equipment. Likely some Rick and Strat, doubtful there's any SGs just given the timeline. Possibly some Sunn amps in there as well. You can hear examples of the Strat and Sunn/Sound City on the Live At The Fillmore East 1968 bootleg.
     
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  10. Pauly B

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    Sounds like a Rick to me. And maybe a P90 SG.
     

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