Southern Man with Gretsch

Discussion in 'Gretsch-Talk Music' started by Waxhead, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Two different Gretsch guitars used for this old Neil Young song.
    G5422 on rhythm parts and my Jet 6131 for the leads.

    Both plugged into a mic'ed Mesa Boogie Mark V 25 amp.
    Only pedal used was some delay on the leads.

    Chris Dawkins does geat vocals and Mike Dennis on drums.
    I do guitars, bass, keyboard, backing vocals and recording production.
    Hope I did Neil justice :eek:
  2. Skibbers

    Skibbers Electromatic

    Feb 21, 2020
    Holy Crap! That was good
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  3. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Dang, I‘m embarrassed to put myself on the same forum with that kind of talent.:oops:

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  4. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Waxhead: You are a such cool player. Be proud.
    Although I am on the heavy-rock neandertal-side of things I really dig your work.
    Spot-on tasty tones. Thanks for sharing. Wonderful vocal-harmonies, too.

    I am missing recording and playing live right now so much. I witness myself driving to my rehearsal room for half an hour one way, all alone, bashing away for just 15 minutes and driving home with some kind of acoustic relieve...wishing I had somekind of balcony from which I could set up a double stack and fireing some very loud chords out to the!
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  5. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    WOW thanks loud :D

    I've come from a hard rock background too and am probably mellowing out with age.
    Keep the faith - restrictions are starting to be lifted now and good days lie ahead ;)
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  6. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Great work!
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  7. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Gretschie

    Feb 17, 2020
    Wax I love it, fantastic! You are way good, fantastic technique and sound! I will not live long enough to get anywhere near as good as you are!

    This song is important to me; Neil was one of my favorites and I bought this album the day it came out. This song, along with Down By The River and Ohio (and others) defined to me what a Gretsch sounds like. Those sounds and songs are why I wanted a Gretsch.

    Please listen to Neil's version of this song again, Neil's guitar jumps out at you. I would love to hear a re-mix of the beginning with the Gretsch lead much more prominent, not so buried in the mix.
    I'm not criticizing and have absolutely no right to do so but I miss the twang in the very beginning.
    The sound of the guitar is great!

    And the whole song is fantastic, I'd love to be at the bar when you guys play it live!!!
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  8. GlenP

    GlenP Synchromatic

    Jul 23, 2019
    Does that guitar have the stock Blacktop Filtertrons? I think they sound great. I like them and think they are pretty versatile.

    The vocals are incredible.
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  9. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Gretschie

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    As usual another great recording. Kudos to you and your fellow musicians.
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  10. gretscher09

    gretscher09 Electromatic

    Apr 18, 2009
    Nice work. Great guitar sounds, great keyboard playing and bass. Lots of talent there!
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  11. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    It’s obvious, but well done. I enjoyed giving it a listen.
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  12. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    That is SO good.

    That's talent.
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  13. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Thanks so much to everyone for the compliments :D

    My 5422 is heavily mod'ed with TVJ Classic/Classic Plus, Compton bridge, CTS electrics, treble bleed, locking tuners, bone nut, Rev soft spring. Sounds almost as great as pro line imo
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  14. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
  15. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    Damn, you guys nailed that one in the verses & choruses IMO. Great work all around!
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  16. RG7X

    RG7X Synchromatic

    Nov 11, 2018
    Los Angeles
    Sounds good!
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  17. brownie

    brownie Synchromatic

    Oct 29, 2013
    Very nice Waxhead.
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  18. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    I'm a big fan of Neil Young myself . Outstanding work , thank you
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  19. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Great stuff!
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  20. TubeLife

    TubeLife Gretschie

    Jan 23, 2020
    Yes the vocals, not only spot on, but pay homage to the tone and style of the way CSNY recorded it. Killer!
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