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Re: The Link Wray thread

Post by HorseyBoy » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:49 pm

To celebrate the resurrection of this thread, here's Link with "I'm So Glad, I'm So Proud" from 1973's "Beans and Fatback", ripping shit up in a way that middle-class boys like Mick and Keef could only dream of when they made "Exile on Main":



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCvFApOpqNU
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Re: The Link Wray thread

Post by Zuff-1A » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:51 am

Great thread!

Link Wray one of coolest and indipendent artist :crackjam:
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Re: The Link Wray thread

Post by waveclipper » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:19 pm

Laservampire wrote:From what my I've researched, Rumble was recorded on a Les Paul goldtop, and all of his other classic early sides are either his Supro Dual Tone or his Danelectro Guitarlin.

He had a big ass Premier amp which had multiple speakers, and he poked holes in one of the little tweeters.
One of the greatest recorded guitar sounds imo yet the whole ripping/poking holes in/sticking thumb tacks in etc the speaker cone is a strange one - it just seems to decrease efficiency more than anything else (maybe the guitarists could then turn up the amp more to get tube overdrive without pissing off the engineer?) I can see why fuzzboxes were so popular in the mid sixties when blackface style amps were the thing but it takes quite some effort to get a clean sound out of an old tweed deluxe - they're rather aggressive screamers without much encouragement, as were the Bassmans and Champs et al of the day. Tweed Fenders were very popular so surely the guitarists of the time would be well aware of how to get large amounts of overdrive if they wanted it? Old Vox amps were filthy little bastards, the Selmer practice amps have insane amounts of distortion at very sensible, easily recordable (even with ribbons) levels, the earliest Watkins amplifiers have lovely easily overdriven sounds... Seems to me it was easier to get serious howling overdrive with the gear around at the time that folks were apparently slashing cones :hmm:



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Re: The Link Wray thread

Post by Laservampire » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:24 am

waveclipper wrote:One of the greatest recorded guitar sounds imo yet the whole ripping/poking holes in/sticking thumb tacks in etc the speaker cone is a strange one - it just seems to decrease efficiency more than anything else (maybe the guitarists could then turn up the amp more to get tube overdrive without pissing off the engineer?) I can see why fuzzboxes were so popular in the mid sixties when blackface style amps were the thing but it takes quite some effort to get a clean sound out of an old tweed deluxe - they're rather aggressive screamers without much encouragement, as were the Bassmans and Champs et al of the day. Tweed Fenders were very popular so surely the guitarists of the time would be well aware of how to get large amounts of overdrive if they wanted it? Old Vox amps were filthy little bastards, the Selmer practice amps have insane amounts of distortion at very sensible, easily recordable (even with ribbons) levels, the earliest Watkins amplifiers have lovely easily overdriven sounds... Seems to me it was easier to get serious howling overdrive with the gear around at the time that folks were apparently slashing cones :hmm:
Yeah I don't get it. I've heard a couple of videos of the old "Elpico" green amps that Dave Davies used and theres plenty of distortion already without slashing the speaker!
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Re: The Link Wray thread

Post by HorseyBoy » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:15 am

Resurrected for the vinyl re-release packaging!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02jXTxMnaq4
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Re: The Link Wray thread

Post by psycho*daisies » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:43 pm

Finally picked this up a few months back. Personally, i love his 50's-mid 60's stuff, so this is right up my alley!
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