Dating vintage gretsch drums
I've contributed with my article on Burlison/Martin and some info on the European rockabilly scene and its bands.
This would be a great reason to buy the book :-) HOWEVER!
Quite on the contrary actually: If it hadn't been for cheap hi-res sound cards, I could never have afforded to experiment and record as much as I have.
I see no problem in that, even if you're trying to get a vintage'ish sound.
Here's a picture of my "live" settings for the Boss DD-3.
If the room is very dry I turn up the E.level to full.
Actually I started out playing a vintage Vox AC 30 and it wasn't bad at all. That's very impractically when you play live, where you have to adjust the volume after the size and acoustics of the place where you playing.
The sound was very Many Rockabilly guitarists play a '59 Fender Bassman (or similar) - vintage or reissue. I found a way to get around that and always have the same "Bassman-sound" no matter what volume I'm playing at...
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Recording on tape has very, very little to do with achieving a vintage sound, and does nothing that you couldn't achieve by running the recording through an equalizer or other effects.