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.
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.
One for beginners called "How to play rockabilly guitar, and get good, fast!
" and one for intermediate players called "Intermediate Rockabilly Guitar Lessons". Go here for more rockabilly music with my rockabilly trio The Jime.
Many purists go on about the necessity of recording on tape, but that's nonsense.
Recording on tape has very, very little to do with achieving a vintage sound, and does nothing that you couldn't achieve by running the recording through an equalizer or other effects.I see no problem in that, even if you're trying to get a vintage'ish sound.Quite on the contrary actually: If it hadn't been for cheap hi-res sound cards, I could never have afforded to experiment and record as much as I have.Anyway, I AM in good company with the DD-3 as Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley) also is using one nowadays alongside with a chorus (to emulate the frequency impurity of a tape echo). I haven't tried this one myself, but the online sound samples on BOSS' website sound pretty convincing to me.However, I'd like to mention some alternatives: Other effects : Distortion : The BOSS FBM-1. I still prefer the Sans Amp though, and I think it's more HI-FI than the BOSS (It SHOULD be actually, because it's a studio effect, which is a notch or two above a guitar pedal in sound quality).Therefore digital emulation is often the way to go.