#4
Quote by Dig_a_Pony
you are mistaken actually..


No, he's not, it really doesn't matter. Strings do not give you the Beatles tone, the Beatles tone sucked imo, but your playing style gives you more of the Beatles tone than strings...


Strings can affect tone, but not extremely.
#6
Quote by Dig_a_Pony
you are mistaken actually..


You can probably get their dynamics and note response, but in the grand scheme of things, that'll be like a drop in the ocean.
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#8
strings are not even close to the most important thin in getting a good early beatles sound.damn near any strings made today willbe better quality than what they used. gretsch and rickenbacker guitars are the sound of the early beatles and both are hard to duplicate using other guitars.
#10
Why is it when threads like this happen no one even bothers to point out the recording technology of the time that greatly influenced the sound you hear? Tube preamps, old mixing desks, the tape they were using. All this stuff is very important to a lot of vintage tones.
#11
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Why is it when threads like this happen no one even bothers to point out the recording technology of the time that greatly influenced the sound you hear? Tube preamps, old mixing desks, the tape they were using. All this stuff is very important to a lot of vintage tones.



very true

but anyways this thread was more of a curiosity, I was just wondering IF string will have any influence on the tone. But now I know...
#14
Quote by monwobobbo
strings are not even close to the most important thin in getting a good early beatles sound.damn near any strings made today willbe better quality than what they used. gretsch and rickenbacker guitars are the sound of the early beatles and both are hard to duplicate using other guitars.


Getting that kind of tone on budget Epiphone 335 Dot and a Vox VT30/VT40+

The AC15 or AC30 models are pretty true to the tone of "The real thing" at a fraction of the cost.

Fender has started marketing some pretty much vintage sounding Gretsch

Some of them aren't stupid expensive

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#15
they don't have a new string sound. you'll get closer to the tone with dead pure nickel strings. Also those guitars are high passed in tracking/mixing. Not a lot of low end period.
#17
Didnt they use old flatwounds most of the time?
Theyre not as bright as normal strings
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#18
Quote by Zoot Allures
Why is it when threads like this happen no one even bothers to point out the recording technology of the time that greatly influenced the sound you hear? Tube preamps, old mixing desks, the tape they were using. All this stuff is very important to a lot of vintage tones.


Because that would be like explaining to a two year old where crayons come from when they just want a new red one.

The guy asked about strings...
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