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Old 11-12-2020, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by redir View Post
That one in the OP video sounds about as good as it gets to me.

I would imagine the real original was a Gibson or Fender amp with tremolo/vibrato.
The "classic" sound we think of today was pretty much trademarked by Dick Dale. He got both prototype Showman amps and reverb tanks from Leo. He originally wanted the tank for vocals, but that changed quickly!

It's interesting on Shake and Stomp (1962) he kind of does the Link Wray thing where much like Link did with tremolo on rumble, Dick uses more and more intense reverb as the song goes on. And from the same album on Surf Beat it's cranked from the start.

I only play technologically cutting edge instruments. Parker Flys and National Resonators
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