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 #98980  by Capt Rosebuddy
 Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:58 am
Just a quick and dirty on Weir's sound back then.
ES-335 with flat wound strings into fender amplification right?
I've really been digging his playin' and tone in that era lately (see 3 from the vault)
 #98992  by tigerstrat
 Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:33 am
ES-335 with introduction of the Wall in fall 73... before that he used SG, Les Paul Custom, Les Paul Special, Guild (can't remember the designation but basically their variation on the ES style) and ES-345 ... mostly the 345 though.
 #99007  by Capt Rosebuddy
 Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:35 am
But, flatwound strings yes? he kills it on the studio C Jones absolutely runs away with that tune. I ask because I'm thinking of biten'g that sound for a solo project I'm working on.
 #99015  by JamminJommy
 Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:49 pm
playingdead wrote:It sounds to me almost like he played through a Leslie on the slow speed on Casey Jones.
I agree. I'm not sure if that's a 345, though.