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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2009-10-12T02:04:57+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=3&t=10317 2009-10-12T02:04:57+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10317&p=99607#p99607 <![CDATA[Re: Dylan blues tone]]>
-Having a sound technique is still key, as with all blues.
-Phrasing his huge, my own addition to this.
-High-Range equipment is not necessary, but GOOD ENOUGH equipment is.

--There IS a middle ground where technique meets equipment tone.

I do agree now. Technique goes a huge way in meeting equipment tone.

Excellent advice guys. Thanks!

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2009-10-08T22:50:07+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10317&p=99458#p99458 <![CDATA[Re: Dylan blues tone]]>
Bournio wrote:
Lo-Fi wrote:Wanna try a B3 into a little amp? Reckon you'll manage "the blues?" and not comment about it being summat learnt?


Your talking about volume which ain't the same thing as tone. Yeah, you need to be heard but that ain't gott nuttin' to do with whether your guitar is made of ash or alder or whether your amp has a tube or solid state rectifier or has full or scooped mids.

Again, no special gear required to play the blues. If you know how to work your guitar and amp you can get the wail of a newborn baby out of a Monkey Wards Airline guitar plugged into an Alamo amp or a Flying V running into a Marshall Plexi.

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2009-10-08T02:54:50+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10317&p=99426#p99426 <![CDATA[Re: Dylan blues tone]]> Statistics: Posted by allanlummox — Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:54 am


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2009-10-08T02:18:41+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10317&p=99423#p99423 <![CDATA[Re: Dylan blues tone]]>
Lo-Fi wrote:
But yeah, you can play the blues just plugging into anything.


You sure?

Wanna try a B3 into a little amp? Reckon you'll manage "the blues?" and not comment about it being summat learnt?

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2009-10-07T23:48:31+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10317&p=99413#p99413 <![CDATA[Re: Dylan blues tone]]>
The right hand is the wellspring of rhythm and without that ya ain't got nuttin'. It is also where much of an individual style comes from. It is the right hand that made Robert Johnson sound like he had a hellhound on his trail and Eric Clapton sound sterile playing the same tunes.

I mean I love guitars but I sometimes think that many players are overly obsessed with gear and do not really ever figure out how to coax sounds out of an instrument by using their fingers and the knobs on the guitar and amp - learning how to pull the music out of a guitar and amp. It is much easier to buy another amp or put some box or something in your signal chain.

But yeah, you can play the blues just plugging into anything.

Just my little rant for the day - don't pay me no never mind.

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2009-10-07T17:05:15+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10317&p=99391#p99391 <![CDATA[Re: Dylan blues tone]]>
Wally

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2009-10-07T16:11:46+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10317&p=99388#p99388 <![CDATA[Re: Dylan blues tone]]>
birddog wrote:
Like has been said, your left hand is your brain, your right hand is your personality.
(Right hand players of course)


Well at least I found my problem. All brain and no personality! :lol:
Certain people would argue that I have neither.

Jack

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2009-10-07T15:16:59+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10317&p=99387#p99387 <![CDATA[Re: Dylan blues tone]]>
Rhambama wrote:
Or wait, I can just plug in any guitar into any amp and I'm just good to go huh?


You have to like it. If you like it, then it's good. But it's mostly what and how you play.

Little self-aggrandizing anecdote:

Buddy picks up my '54 RI Strat which is plugged into an amp that's set very clean (Marshall-style circuit gain all the way down), plays some stuff on it (blues licks, whatever) and asks "Why do you like this? it doesn't sound very bluesy".
"It doesn't? Let me see that."
I play it without adjusting anything.
"Oh. Now it sounds bluesy."


I don't know what you would do to get a tone like Bob Dylan, but maybe you won't like it when you do find it (maybe you will). My little Tech 21 amp (the one mentioned above) came with a diagram with sample settings. I dialed in the one called "SRV", plugged in a Strat and started playing "Pride and Joy". I stopped, complaining to my dad that the tone sounded wrong, and he said that it sounded pretty damn close. I've since learned I play SRV stuff best on a Les Paul's bridge pickup on any number of amps that sound nothing like that. I play BB King stuff on a Les Paul with both pickups on and out of phase. I play jump on my '54RI.

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2009-10-07T14:54:37+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10317&p=99385#p99385 <![CDATA[Re: Dylan blues tone]]> (Right hand players of course)
When I started playing again it was recommended to me this time around,(after a 30 year hiatus) get yourself an acoustic and really learn to play first before going back to the electric.
At first I didn't understand, after starting with the acoustic I did. :mrgreen:
Good tone is essential but maybe it sould be called "signature tone" cause your tone, is your tone.

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2009-10-07T14:15:48+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10317&p=99384#p99384 <![CDATA[Re: Dylan blues tone]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:15 pm


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