Dating your fender bassman
This would be a great reason to buy the book :-) HOWEVER!
That’s not the sole reason why it's a great book :-( Many writers have contributed and all the important artists have been covered. The weird thing about the book is that's it's actually a good read for both beginners and old-timers like me. This book is also full of great pics and anecdotes, but you should really check it out for yourself! Here's a link to it on Amazon: Rockabilly: The Twang Heard 'Round the World: The Illustrated History I never heard anything better than a Fender if we're talking about the big manufacturers.
Here's a page with photos of some actual recording sheets (for "Anyhow" among others) where you can see how the Sans Amp was set. The Sans Amp GT2 pedal was made to be used as a line-in effect between a guitar and a mixer (hence the name; "Sans Amp" which means "Without amp").
I play through my 1968 Fender Showman which has a very clean sound at all volumes. I never did care much for the sound of line-in recordings of guitar though and that's why I only use it as a "normal" pedal between my guitars and my amp.
If you're into Surf music it's a whole different ballgame though.
Here's a picture of my "live" settings for the Boss DD-3.
A great new book on Rockabilly has just been released.
I've contributed with my article on Burlison/Martin and some info on the European rockabilly scene and its bands.
" and one for intermediate players called "Intermediate Rockabilly Guitar Lessons". Go here for more rockabilly music with my rockabilly trio The Jime.
The sound was very Many Rockabilly guitarists play a '59 Fender Bassman (or similar) - vintage or reissue. I found a way to get around that and always have the same "Bassman-sound" no matter what volume I'm playing at...
I often get asked how I set the Sans Amp GT2 pedal to get a vintage sound.
If the room is very dry I turn up the E.level to full.
The typical settings for a rockabilly slapback echo (for guitar) on any unit are between 100 and 200 ms and very few repeats. There I use various digital delay effects (emulating tape echo for instance), as I record without echo and add it in the mix.