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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-06-10 11:37 PM
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Luther Perkins Shoulda Had A Strat
Edited on Sat Feb-06-10 11:46 PM by dbt
AND a Vox AC30 Top Boost. Now there ain't a thing wrong with a Telecaster and a Fender tube amp--but that's a dirty guitar plugged into a clean amp. A Stratocaster into an AC30 is just the opposite: a clean guitar into a seriously dirty amp.

When you drive a Fender amp hard, it distorts from the bottom up. A Vox AC30 Top Boost (AND the 2009 version, even if it IS made in China and tends to eat rectifier tubes) distorts from the top down. Plug a Strat into it and it cuts through the rest of the band like a knife.

In my mind, I am hearing Big River and Under Your Spell Again with the even-order harmonics, chimes and George Harrison overdrive of Vox. In my living room I am playing Folsom Prison Blues and Walking After Midnight on my Samick AV-5 with the P-90 pickups through my new AC30 Custom Classic. It's SUCH a shame that Cash and the rest of them boys couldn't have had Vox amps. They wouldn't have needed that tape echo at all.

I WORSHIP the Fender Band-Master that my Mom bought me in 1967, but my new Vox just cuts it to shreds.

:loveya: me some AC30!
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-08-10 09:01 AM
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1. completely disagree
and Luther played an Esquire.

But that was the perfect guitar for the sound he was seeking.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-08-10 06:56 PM
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2. I'm With Doctor Dan
The Tele is the cleanest, "bitiest" guitar ever. It's not a dirty guitar. That's why the whole rock culture adapted to the Strat. Because big and full and dirty was perfect with a Strat, not a Tele.
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