tapestry wrote:It seems like every single piece of gear makes all the differences, some more than others. The other thing i realized is how much of the "sound" is in the hands.
Saw Trey Anastasio the other night. Solo tour. He's playing his trusty Languedoc, of course, but on this tour also features a Fender Jaguar on a couple tunes. He jammed out a few solos on the Jaguar, and of course sounded great. He's a fantastic player regardless of the instrument, and clearly knew his way around that guitar's funky settings.
BUT... after one long jam with the Fender, he switched back to the Languedoc... and the difference was rather stark. The Languedoc is a very expressive guitar, and he's played it forever. The result? A huge array of nuances in the tone that were simply not there with the Fender. Trey really, really knows how to milk the 'Doc for all of it's quirks, and the resulting tunes sound all the better, more interesting, for it.
Trey's great regardless, but Trey + Languedoc is extra special.
I agree that the Languedoc guitars are beautiful, but hearing Creek's Murawski play it through his Fender amp (not sure if it was an actual 'twin', but it did have two speakers), made me see how much Trey's cabinet also affects that tone...Trey's got such a fat, warm sound, while Scott Murawski's came up thinner, cleaner, for lack of better way to describe each.