I sure will. Right now I'm in a dilemma. I'm trying to decide on a new tube amp, a Blackheart, which I really should have or the pickups. Decisions, decisions. It wouldn't hurt me to have a good reverb or delay pedal either.psychobillycadillac wrote:Hey Razorback, let us know how the pickup transplant goes on your Les Paul. I've used several of those Champ amps over the years and know what you mean about the lack of reverb on it, I've found that using a good delay pedal makes up for it most times. The last one I had really liked the Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive pedal for those growling yet clean tones that can be tough to get from a small amp.
psychobillycadillac wrote:Pearlysnaps, those Squire basses IMO were every bit as good as their American counterparts. Nice wood selection and well built for the money plus they had some great necks on those early made ones. I can remember guys bringing them into the shop that I worked at back in the mid 90s wanting to trade them in towards acoustic basses (MTVs unplugged was the hot item of the day) and wondering how long it would take before they showed back up wanting to buy them back!
psychobillycadillac wrote:Jason used to play a black Fender Strat back in the days prior to the Decoration Day album and I can remember him playing it on the tour that supported that album but after that he switched to Les Pauls and then on to Duesenberg guitars that he's playing now. Other than that I can't recall Cooley, Patterson or Neff playing a Strat. Cooley does play that Gibson Corvus which if my spotty memory serves me right is the triple single coil model (though the Corvus did come in a dual humbucker and a P-90 option as well) it's the guitar that looks like the offspring of a crow having a one night stand with a can opener. He also has a Reverend guitar that he will pull out of the rack to us the trem bar to do some wiggle tricks on a couple songs. I haven't seem him play this guitar in a while but I did see it in he rack at the homecoming shows.
It's because of Patterson's Les Paul deluxe, which has mini-humbuckers. Mini's are known for more mid, high gain and treble as opposed to full size HB's. I kept racked my brain, for some time, trying to figure out how in the world PH got his tone on a LP. Then, when watching the ACL show on dvd, I realised his Goldtop has the mini-buckers and...bingo. I can definitely get close to Patterson's tone on my Telecaster, I've found. It has a little to do with tuning down, but my guess would be it has more to do with the mini-bucker/single coil.UncleFrank1990 wrote:Correction: I've seen Neff play a strat on some videos during the Brighter Than Creation's Dark (or whatever that tour was called) tour. He played one on Three Dimes Down, or so I saw on a Youtube video. But I'm definitely getting a Patterson-like sound from a strat with three single coils. Weird. Maybe it's just because I tuned it down, though.
Razorback wrote:Patterson's tone is just so damn cool and unique. That's why I wanna do a swap from stock HB's to Mini-hb's on my Epiphone LP. I'm trying to capture PH's tone on songs like Days of Graduation, Let There Be Rock, ABAAC and That Man I Shot.
You might be right. I seem to remember Patterson saying he received the LP Deluxe in 2001, as a wedding gift. Of course, that doesn't mean he played it on those earlier tracks. I can definitely see him getting those sounds from the SG, as well. I love what ever it is. Lots of reverb and bark. It'd be interesting to find out what he was playing before those two guitars.pearlysnaps wrote:Razorback wrote:Patterson's tone is just so damn cool and unique. That's why I wanna do a swap from stock HB's to Mini-hb's on my Epiphone LP. I'm trying to capture PH's tone on songs like Days of Graduation, Let There Be Rock, ABAAC and That Man I Shot.
I may be mistaken, but I don't think he had the Les Paul Deluxe with minis in it when he recorded the earlier tunes you listed. (I think he started playing that post-Dirty South.) It may have been the SG Faded with moon inlays, or it may even predate that axe (I seem to remember he started playing that sometime around Decoration Day).
That being said, you are right that he does have a great sound.
Razorback wrote:It'd be interesting to find out what he was playing before those two guitars.
'Scratch wrote:I've got some bad GAS going on right now. (that's Guitar Acquisition Syndrome)
The objects of my desire are either a La Cabronita Tele or....a Tele with P-90s. I want one NOW. Unfortunately, or fortunately really, I don't have the dough and if I did I should really spend it on a better amp. I'm hoping that much like Hot Rod Girl fantasies the desire will eventually pass and I can go back to my normal, dull life.
For a little while.
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