Author Topic: "The jangle sound"  (Read 21348 times)


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Re: "The jangle sound"
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2009, 11:30:41 PM »
You get a stunning copy of the early Beatles sound using a tube amp and the 325 v 64 Miami.

Best to try to emulate some less complex George songs, since these were usually recorded in a rush with little effort by Lennon/McCartney to fiddle unnecessarily with the sound.

Just strumming the opening chords to "Do You Want To Know a Secret" with all the dials at 12 o'clock will make your hair stand on end, it's that creepily accurate. The short scale of the guitar, thicker strings, third pick-up and the normal resonance created by the tube amp all combine to create THE sound.

Take your baseline from there.

Same set-up and other Ric's (330 and 650) are almost the same, but not quite. Playing though solid state amp (Vox ADV50 or Fender practice amp) sounds unfinished and less full.

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Re: "The jangle sound"
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2016, 09:18:01 PM »
I've just bought a Roland JC-40 (Jazz Chorus 40watt) amp for gigging. This is the finest amp I have ever used for my Ric 620/12. Absolutely sparkling, crystal clear sound, even at high volume which is VERY loud!!
Excellent onboard reverb & spacious stereo chorus plus fx loop and DI out.
Played direct in through an optical compressor (Zoom muti-fx stompbox) this amp is absolutely Rickenbacker jangle heaven!!
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