What amp did Duke Goff use?

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What amp did Duke Goff use?

Postby (philco) » Thu Jul 10, 2003 5:15 pm

I bought a reissue of Waylon Jenning's Dreaming My Dreams album to replace the LP that I foolishly sold in the 80's. I'm not a huge country music fan, but this is my favorite country music album ever since I bought the LP in '75. The reissue CD sound is even better than the award winning LP sound I loved. I think the bass is better defined, and I like the heavy tone that Duke Goff gets in this album. It sounds like a P-bass with flatwounds to me, but does anybody know what kind of amp he used? It's a really good and fat country bass tone. I think I could get a close approximation with my 4004L, the right flatwounds, and the right amp modeling. Waylon was an ex-bass player, so it doesn't surprise me this album has such great bass tone because he had complete creative control through his own production company and Jack Clement recorded it. Jack did the early Johnny Cash albums as well. Even on my cheap early stereo gear, this album set the standard for country bass in my collection of records. Maybe some country music players could enlighten us on what Duke used back then.
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Postby (toneman) » Mon Jul 21, 2003 8:13 am

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say an early P-Bass(tele shape) and a Showman amp..
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Postby (philco) » Mon Jul 21, 2003 3:03 pm

Well, that limb might not break off with you on it. I suppose at least 80% of the country acts back then had a P-bass and a Showman amp somewhere on the equipment list. The early (Tele shape) P-bass is the only thing a bit out of the ordinary. I would have guessed a Bassman amp and a PreBS standard P-bass, like so many others used. I think Waylon generally played a customized Telecaster (that smoked cigarettes) at that time. If Duke was using the same bass he used in the photo on my Waylon Live album, we are both wrong as it looks like Duke was slinging a J-bass. Image And Ralph Mooney was drinking Lone Star beer.
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