I hope to not offend anyone with this since this is primarily an acoustic site, but I’ve been wanting to try my hand (both of them … and the fingers) at Rockabilly guitar for a long time. My heart has always been and always will be with Flatpicking guitar and mandolin but I love that Rockabilly style.
I’ve never been much of an electric guitar player. I’ve had a few strats and a Peavey T-60 years ago (wish I would have kept that), but never kept them long and currently do not own any electric guitar. That being said, I need some advice on what to purchase to get that true Scotty Moore (and many others) sound. I do have a Fender “Blues Junior” 15 watt tube amp. I’m not sure if this will get the right sound or not. Should I get a different amp? What is the best delay pedal for this sound? Do I need overdrive? Etc… etc.
For a guitar, I’ve been looking at Gretsch G5120’s on ebay. They’re about $500.00 to $700.00 used. Or a new Gretsch G5420 (I think this is the replacement for the 5120, not sure) for a little more. These are cheaper versions of the real thing, but I don’t want to spend a fortune on something that may not work out or may lose interest in. A telecaster crossed my mind too. If I did go with the cheaper Gretsch, would I need to install better pickups?
The most important thing is capturing that true sound and of course learning to play that style.
Talk to me gearheads and thanks in advance. Again, I apologize if this topic shouldn’t be discussed here.