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  • Getting That "La Grange" Sound

    How does Billy Gibbons get that tastey sound for the solo sections of "La Grange" (besides using a Mexican Peso as a pick and being Billy Gibbons)? I'm talking guitar, amp and everything in between.

    One of y'all must know how he does it.

    Wouldn't mind knowing how he's getting that overdriven rhythm part either.

    - Keith
    Originally posted by ImmortalSix
    I am just jug the merlot

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    Re: Getting That "La Grange" Sound

    Strat through an old cranked up 57 Fender Tweed Deluxe amp....The strat that Hendrix gave Billy...From what I've read? You never "really" know what Billy used or uses though?
    Amps: 66 Fender BF Pro Reverb Combo,1973 50 Watt Marshall Head,Marshall 4x12 A/V Cab,Vox ToneLab LE,Vox VTH Valvetronix 120 Head,Vox AD 2x12 Cab,Roland Cube 20X

    Guitars: Several Stratocasters,2 Fender Telecasters,Gibson SG Standard,Tokai Love Rock Les Paul,Dean Acoustic.

    Pickups: SD SSL2,SSL5,Twangbanger,Antiquity Surfers,59N,Seth Lover N/B,Dimarzio Fred,Dimarzio VPAF N,Fender Fat 50s,Fralin SP43 Bridge,Brobucker,Antiquity Texas Hot.

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    • #3
      Re: Getting That "La Grange" Sound

      The gear that Billy Gibbons uses is literally all over the map. If you dont believe me do a search for my "Cheap Sunglasses" thread and give it a good read.

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      • #4
        Re: Getting That "La Grange" Sound

        Originally posted by STRATDELUXER97
        ...From what I've read? You never "really" know what Billy used or uses though?
        He sure can spin some tales, can't he!
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        I am just jug the merlot.

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        • #5
          Re: Getting That "La Grange" Sound

          Low output 'buckers and poweramp distortion.

          Or so, that's how it sounds to my ears.
          Carvin custom strat (P-Rails/hotrails/single - Tuned Eb) -> Pod XT - - 6505+ Halfstack

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          • #6
            Re: Getting That "La Grange" Sound

            Originally posted by Mephis
            Low output 'buckers and poweramp distortion.

            Or so, that's how it sounds to my ears.
            Nope....Alot of that early stuff is strat and tweed amps and a mixture of Pearly...
            Amps: 66 Fender BF Pro Reverb Combo,1973 50 Watt Marshall Head,Marshall 4x12 A/V Cab,Vox ToneLab LE,Vox VTH Valvetronix 120 Head,Vox AD 2x12 Cab,Roland Cube 20X

            Guitars: Several Stratocasters,2 Fender Telecasters,Gibson SG Standard,Tokai Love Rock Les Paul,Dean Acoustic.

            Pickups: SD SSL2,SSL5,Twangbanger,Antiquity Surfers,59N,Seth Lover N/B,Dimarzio Fred,Dimarzio VPAF N,Fender Fat 50s,Fralin SP43 Bridge,Brobucker,Antiquity Texas Hot.

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            • #7
              Re: Getting That "La Grange" Sound

              you might wanna watch this:
              http://homepages.force9.net/afcworld/lagrange.wmv
              2006 Gibson Custom '58 Reissue Les Paul

              1991 Orville Les Paul Custom

              2009 Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster 50s

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              • #8
                Re: Getting That "La Grange" Sound

                Originally posted by bryvincent

                where can I get more?!
                If you just read a post by The Guy Who Invented Fire please understand that opinions change, mind sets change and as players our ears mature...not to mention our needs grow and change. With that in mind, today I may or may not agree with the post you just read!

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                • #9
                  Re: Getting That "La Grange" Sound

                  Originally posted by the guy who invented fire
                  where can I get more?!
                  sorry, i dunno. i just found that link on a thread on the LPF.
                  2006 Gibson Custom '58 Reissue Les Paul

                  1991 Orville Les Paul Custom

                  2009 Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster 50s

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                  • #10
                    Re: Getting That "La Grange" Sound

                    Should not be too difficult, just keep practicing you'll get it soon enough.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Getting That "La Grange" Sound

                      Originally posted by Stratman
                      Should not be too difficult, just keep practicing you'll get it soon enough.
                      Well said. For me, it's all in fingerpicking the intro/main riff properly.

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