> To be really honest, I have a hard time believing
> the Maton was used for any recording at
> all...Keith was literally glued to his Les Paul
> Custom from early '66 until July '71, and you can
> hear this guitar on 98% of all songs from BtB
> through Let it Bleed, including outtakes like
> hamburger to Go, Family etc. The sound of GS is
> not a sound of single coils, it in my opinion has
> way too much body to be done with single coils.
> Also, and this is pure speculation: I just got my
> '67 Vox Foundation Bass amp, and this amp sounds
> brilliant -but only with my Les Paul. With my
> Zemaitis or Tele (both single coils) the sound
> becomes thin and harsh on the ears.
> Since I have this amp, I actually believe keith
> used his Les Paul Custom through a Vox
> Conqueror/Defiant/Foundation Bass and/or the solid
> state Triumph amp (wich is basically the same
> thing as the Vox) on 99% of all tracks '66 until
> early '70, including Honky Tonk Women. After early
> '70 Ampeg and Fender amps make their entrance
> (although the intro to Can't You Hear Me Knocking
> sounds like the distortion from the solid state
> Vox amp again).
> I have no way of proving this, except for
> comparing the sound of my own amp with the albums
Don't forget the all solid state amps didn't really come in to general use until their 1967 European tour.
Also, Keith is pictured playing the 'sonic blue' telecaster during 1967, the ES-330 and of course the Maton(I think it's some variant of a model called Freshman) during 1969 so I don't see why they wouldn't have ended being used for full on released takes.
The sound of Gimme Shelter tremolo parts has a uniqueness to it imo, I don't hear it as a les paul custom.
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2007-05-31 15:35 by His Majesty.