Older recordings= better sound?

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Lovemyguitar
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Re: Older recordings= better sound?

Post by Lovemyguitar » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:13 am

Maybe the guitarists have something to do with it -- Bream, for instance (since the OP mentioned him) had phenomenally beautiful sound because of how he played. Some of the newer guitarists do not have a sound that is nearly as appealing (based on what I have heard live -- as well as on recordings), with much less warmth and less tonal variation, sounding far more nasal and thin overall. To me, that makes many newer recordings sound worse, just as the live playing sounds worse, and doesn't seem to have anything to do with recording technology, but everything to do with the bland and twangy playing style of more recent years.

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