#1
I have a Fender Blues Jr. and a Fender Telecaster. The lead singer and songwriter in my band wrote a tune that needs a Beatles lead guitar tone.

He has the song recorded, and he used a computer effect called "Beatles overdrive" to record the lead and I need to emulate that tone with my guitar and amp. Any suggestions?
#2
Buy an Epiphone Casino if you wanna go all out. Otherwise, just screw around with your settings, the Tele might work but I'm not sure exactly which type of Beatles tone you mean. Any songtitles you could give as an example?
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#3
Can we listen to a recording of the tone you want to achieve?
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#5
Are you talking about the little lead fills? That just sounds like a pretty standard clean tone, just use your neck pickup.
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#6
Yeah, the little fills as well as the arpeggios in the intro.

Neck pickup works well. Any tips for the amp settings? I'm clueless when it comes to the amp. I basically just have treble, middle, bass, and reverb to work with there.
#7
I can get a great Beatles tone, but that's mainly because I have an AD15VT and can emulate it with just my amp and guitar. The only advice I could give you is to maybe crank your treble and lower your bass. Use bridge pickup. Also have the tone knobs on your guitar all the way up.

Note: This is an early AC30 tone, so I can offer no advice if you are talking past the "Rubber Soul" album.

Edit: I also posted a specific setting in the Settings thread, but it's in the 90's pages.
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Last edited by muffinman123192 at Mar 24, 2007,
#8
get a casio and a vox

beatles played strictly vox

but honestly, you dont need that, the eq would probably be something like:

bass:5
mid:4
treble:7
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#10
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beatles played strictly vox



For a lot of the "Let It Be" sessions, including the famous Rooftop Concert, Harrison played a Telecaster through some sort of Fender amp. I think Lennon and McCartney used Fender amps as well.

But yes, they were primarily Vox users, because Vox is simply better than Fender.

(To my ears. I know a lot of people won't agree, but I like Vox's cleans and their distortions especially better than Fender.)

EDIT: Yep, Lennon and Harrison used Fenders. Here's video documentation.
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Last edited by search49 at Mar 25, 2007,
#11
Quote by search49
For a lot of the "Let It Be" sessions, including the famous Rooftop Concert, Harrison played a Telecaster through some sort of Fender amp. I think Lennon and McCartney used Fender amps as well.

But yes, they were primarily Vox users, because Vox is simply better than Fender.

(To my ears. I know a lot of people won't agree, but I like Vox's cleans and their distortions especially better than Fender.)

EDIT: Yep, Lennon and Harrison used Fenders. Here's video documentation.



yeah, I was kind of refering to early beatles, but yeah thanks for clearing that up.
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#12
Quote by search49
For a lot of the "Let It Be" sessions, including the famous Rooftop Concert, Harrison played a Telecaster through some sort of Fender amp. I think Lennon and McCartney used Fender amps as well.

But yes, they were primarily Vox users, because Vox is simply better than Fender.

(To my ears. I know a lot of people won't agree, but I like Vox's cleans and their distortions especially better than Fender.)

EDIT: Yep, Lennon and Harrison used Fenders. Here's video documentation.


I'm not sure about Lennon, but I know McCartney used a Bassman. You can see it in the Rooftop vid, plus it's on his bass where the pickguard used to be.

Edit: I mean the sticker that came with his Bassman.
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#13
I use a vox ac30 for 62-67 sound and a fender twin reverb for 68-70 sound

62-64 sound :
treble:10
Mid:5
Bass:0
Gain:0

65-67 sound :
Treble:10
Mid:5/6
Bass:1/2
Gain:4-7

68-70 sound :
Treble:0
Mid:3/4
Bass:3/4
Gain:4/5

hope that helps
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I use a vox ac30 for 62-67 sound and a fender twin reverb for 68-70 sound

62-64 sound :
treble:10
Mid:5
Bass:0
Gain:0

65-67 sound :
Treble:10
Mid:5/6
Bass:1/2
Gain:4-7

68-70 sound :
Treble:0
Mid:3/4
Bass:3/4
Gain:4/5

hope that helps

no offense but not only is this thread very old and probably useless to the threadstarter now, but.. are you sure you're using a real vox AC30 and a real fender twin reverb? AC30s don't have midrange controls and twin reverbs don't have gain controls...

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