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Tones of the '60s and '70s with Gear from zZounds

Get That Vintage Tone

We've all been listening to some of our favorite albums and thought: "how did they get that tone?" While some classic sounds might seem totally unattainable, there's plenty of awesome gear you can employ to get pretty darn close. Take a look at some sample setups below for ideas on how to capture some of our favorite vintage tones.
Catch a Wave to '60 Surf
Tremolo and reverb formed the foundation of the California surf tones of the '60s. On the reverb side of the equation, a Fender tube amp and any number of reverb pedals lay the basis for the wavy reverb heard on recordings from The Ventures, The Beach Boys, and other '60s stars. To bring in the added vibrato warble of players like Dick Dale, try a tremolo pedal or a Fender guitar with a whammy bar like a Jazzmaster.
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Boss FRV-1 Fender '63 Reverb Pedal
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Get the Led Out
When it comes to Les Paul aficionados, it doesn't get much more iconic than Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. With a Les Paul in hand, Jimmy Page helped define the hard-rock sound of an era, propelling his savage riffs through British tube amps from makers like Marshall. Later in the Zeppelin era, Page started to incorporate more diverse pedals such as the MXR Blue Box octave fuzz as heard on the solo in "Fool in the Rain."
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Marshall 1987XL Plexi Guitar Amplifier Head (50 Watts)
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Give Up the Funk
Players like Bootsy Collins of Parliament or Larry Graham of Sly and the Family Stone kicked things into a whole new stratosphere of funktastic bass sound. While true funk must come from a special place deep within one's soul that simply cannot be purchased, the space-age sound of a envelope filter with a wah pedal is a good place to start. A bass with a comfortable neck like a Fender Jazz Bass is a great choice for slapping, while Eden amps do a great job adding some punch to your tone.
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MXR M82 Bass Envelope Filter Pedal
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Dunlop GCB95 Original Crybaby Wah Pedal
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The Bakersfield Sound
By the early '60s, a new school of guitar-driven country music rose in Bakersfield, CA to rival the heavily produced sounds coming out of Nashville. Led by Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, the Bakersfield Sound embraced the iconic country combination of a Telecaster and an original Tube-drive Fender Amp. To give your pickin' guitar tone an even tighter sound, try a compressor pedal like the MXR DynaComp. For a slightly more modern edge, a little slap-back from an analog delay pedal is a popular choice.
MXR M102 DynaComp Compressor
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MXR Carbon Copy M169 Analog Delay Pedal
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The Dawn of Prog
When synths and electronic organs exploded on the scene in the late '60s, it didn't take long for groups like the Doors, Yes, and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer to incorporate these new tools into their lush soundscapes. Original synths were often paired with rotating Leslie speakers, and while genuine Leslies are hard to come by these days, using a rotary effects pedal and any normal keyboard amp can achieve a very similar sound.
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Hammond XK3C 61-Key Modeling Organ
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Hammond Leslie Pedal Rotary Effect Pedal
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Roland KC-550 Keyboard Amplifier
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Buy it, try it, like it, or return it to us for a full refund. It‘s just that simple. If you‘re not in love with what you bought, return it to zZounds within 45 days, and we‘ll promptly arrange for an exchange or a refund. No hassles. No hidden charges. And if a product‘s defective or damaged, call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll email you a prepaid shipping label so you can easily return it to us at zero cost to you.

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No interest. Ever.
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No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

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Why fight traffic and pushy salesmen when we'll bring your gear straight to your home, free of charge?

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We have warehouses on both coasts, so most shipments arrive in 3 days or less.
We don't collect sales tax. Bonus!
Only NJ residents pay tax during checkout.
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