Jimmie Vaughan Fab T-Birds early albums tone

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Jimmie Vaughan Fab T-Birds early albums tone

Postby Watto on Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:06 am

Been getting into the first 4 T-birds albums lately, I'm wondering if anyone knows the amp setups Jimmie used in those days?
I know there is a leslie or vibratone effect on a couple of tracks, does anyone know what model he used ?
Final question, some of his open string work eg Lowdown woman, does he use some sort of baritone guitar or is it just his normal strat.

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Re: Jimmie Vaughan Fab T-Birds early albums tone

Postby Watto on Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:00 pm

I know he's a fender into fender man... as you said no-brainer there, but all the footage I have and old pictures I haven't seen a super reverb ,
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Re: Jimmie Vaughan Fab T-Birds early albums tone

Postby cedarchoper58 on Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:41 pm

I saw them live many times and i believe he used a twin and strat strait in :D
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Re: Jimmie Vaughan Fab T-Birds early albums tone

Postby 57lpjr on Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:50 pm

Love the first two albums!!! There's a pic in the "Soul of Tone" book of him and Kim Wilson using (I believe...) Blackface Princeton Reverbs on stage...
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Re: Jimmie Vaughan Fab T-Birds early albums tone

Postby parkhead on Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:12 am

I saw them several times at their peak and recall the mismatched speaker loaded supers
as well a possibly a pair of twins

the most distinct memories are
the amps are a pair of Blackface fenders,
and they are just as described in the guitar player article with mismatched speakers

the next time I saw them the amps had switched to a pair of supers or twins
again I remember thinking Humnnn twins last time out ?

Later when he went solo
The Matchless amps were paired with 4 10 cabs loaded with matching celestion vintage 10 speakers
probably with the matchless cone treatments

my most distinct memory from that club gig was, how the heck does he make it sound like he's got a tube screamer on all the time
while plugging directly into the amp's input ???

I always watch the tear down after such a show looking for hidden boxes and other sonic manipulation...
I never could figure his deal out... but there was a nice boosted sustainy type lead tone appearing like magic out of the amp

perhaps the amps were variac ed down a volts or something (pure speculation)
or the pre amp tubes browned out via a power supply mod
as he always had that BROWN BROWN tone you hear on girls go wild

you can't see the amp but here's a great example

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsdqYt38 ... re=related

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Re: Jimmie Vaughan Fab T-Birds early albums tone

Postby vibrolux56 on Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:16 am

Early days, smaller venues, usually a pair of super reverbs, later days, larger venues, usually a pair of twin reverbs. That white twin may be the white twin that Kim wilson is so fond of as a harp amp, I know he used one quite a bit with the T-birds.
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